Museum History Programs

History Centre School Program

The Cranbrook History Centre offers programs for K-12 which include a tour of our historic train cars and a curriculum based scavenger hunt. Further details can be found in the package below:

Full School Program Package

What We Offer

Trans Canada


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grades 8-12

Summer Art Programs

August Art Workshops for Kids

New to the museum this summer are art workshops which will be running every Tuesday throughout July & August! The cost is $35 and there will be 2 sessions for each workshop: a morning session for ages 6 to 9 and an afternoon session for ages 10 to 13.

Pre-registration is required as their are limited spots available

August 14 – Making Name Boards with Debbie Stroud
Ages 6 to 9: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 10 to 13: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Debbie Stroud in making personalized name boards with a sports or woodsy theme. Debbie, who owned Urban Restoration & Design Studio, is excited to follow this new chapter and focus on teaching.

August 21 – Polymer Clay with Colleen Routley
Ages 6 to 9: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 10 to 13: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Fimo” is a polymer clay that can be molded into many different shapes. In this workshop, kids will make miniature scultures that can be used on keychains, pendants, fridge magnets, or can stand on their own. After they are created, the sculptures will be cooked to allow the clay to dry, and the kids will be able to pick them up the following Thursday.

About Colleen Routley: Colleen currently lives in Cranbrook and has worked in art for over 30 years. She’s taught many types of art to all ages for over 20 years and loves to experiment with a variety of art forms and mediums.

August 28 – Prints and Patterns with Mariah Whitlock
Ages 6 to 9: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 10 to 13: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Prints and Patterns workshops offers three methods: bubble printing, paper marbling, and marker prints for your child to explore and flourish in. Every participant in these activities will be bringing home original art in the form of one large print (perfect for framing), along with smaller greeting cards for family and friends because art is best shared!

Mariah Whitlock is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in studio arts. Prior to her time in Lethbridge, she also received a Certificate of Fine Arts, and Certificate of Pre-Education at the College of the Rockies. At home, Mariah has her own art studio where she loves painting, drawing, printmaking and photography.


Summer Paleontology Programs

Junior Paleontology Program

We will be running our Junior Paleontology Summer Program again this year for ages 6-12! For $15 per session, your child will learn about paleontology and geology and will be able to bring the specimens they find home with them. Each session will begin at 10:30 am, so drop off time is 10:20 am.

For more information or to pre-register, call 250-489-3918 or e-mail

Summer Paleontology Programs


Adult Paleontology Program

Join teacher volunteers for 5 days this summer on a trip back in time. Learn about local geology, fossils, and trilobites with 2 indoor lectures and 3 field trips designed for adults! The cost is $125 for all 5 days and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 250-489-3918 or e-mail for more information or to register.