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Kids on the Canal

National Canal Museum - Kids on the Canal

The water table is fun for all ages

The National Canal Museum is a fun and educational place for families.  Every day, there’s always something to delight and inform young minds about canals and our region’s industrial history.  Many of the museum exhibits are highly interactive.  Kids can pretend they are a captain at the tiller of a canal boat, learn hands-on about simple machines, or control the flow of water in our water table. There are also several scavenger hunts that engage different age groups with exhibits around the museum.  Tying in with the theme of this year’s special exhibition, Where Creativity Flows, we also have art activities to help children explore forms of artistic expression, both outside along the Lehigh Canal and in our new Kids’ Corner of the museum.  In addition to the daily attractions and activities, we are debuting special monthly Kids on the Canal events in 2020.

Kids on the Canal Days – Third Saturday of the Month

Fun-filled days at the museum that include crafts, games, and other learning opportunities.  Each day has a theme and most activities are outside (weather permitting).  Activities are included in the price of museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Kids on the Canal Days

Walking the plank at Pirate Day!

October 17:  Fall Festival

October 31: Trick or Treat
Not a third Saturday but we couldn’t resist having a special Halloween event

November 21: Those Who Came Before Us

December 19: Winter Wonderland

Coming in 2021: Programs for scouting groups, preschoolers, and homeschool pods!