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Kids on the Canal Series

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Head out to the National Canal Museum the third Saturday of each month for a new set of fun activities! All activities are included with museum admission.

August

George and Hank are the National Canal Museum's most beloved employees. They deserve their own day! Come celebrate them with National Canal Museum and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. There will be mule talks, the opportunity to walk with the mules like mule tenders did years ago, mule facts, mule crafts, and mule activities!

September

Ahoy, me hearties! Visit the National Canal Museum for a swashbuckling adventure during this month’s Kids on the Canal event – Pirate Day. Test your pirate skills in our obstacle course, discover the secrets of Captain Peg-Toe’s treasure map on a scavenger hunt through the park, and build a mini-pirate ship and test her seaworthiness. Fun for scallywags of all ages. 

October

Fall is a beautiful time on the canal. Visit the National Canal Museum and enjoy the changing seasons!

They will continue to have the art activities for children that we have had ongoing to compliment the current art installation. They will also be adding some fall and Halloween activities. There will have pumpkins to decorate (additional fee applies), colonial games to play, make your own buzz saws; which was a colonial toy, and you will get to take it home. There will also be a leaf identifying scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to have fun on the towpath too. Perhaps you can take a bike ride or walk to peep the changing colors of the leaves.

Halloween

Arrive in full costume to decorate some pumpkins and take part in their Trick or Treat at the Canal Event! Go from station to station collecting candy and finding facts out about life on the canal in the 1800s. If you get all of the answers there is a reward for you to take home and enjoy. They can’t wait to see all of the little ghouls and goblins on the canal.

November

Stay tuned!

December

Baby, it's cold outside, so come on down to the museum and warm up!

There will be various craft activities set up throughout the museum. Head out and see what type of homemade decorations canal families made for the holidays. Learn about some traditions that canal families took part in. While you're here make a simple bird feeder that you can then go and hang along the towpath or your backyard for our feathered friends.