Chocolatl: The Ancient Drink of Gods (All Ages)

Come experience chocolate with a twist! Take a guided tour of our feature exhibition about food security, and then join us as we take you on a journey of authentic chocolate drinks, customs and history from Mexico and Columbia. Not only will you get to try these fantastic drinks, but you will also leave with a recipe and resource package, so that you can create them at home and wow your friends and family. This sweet and savory experience will have your taste buds rejoicing!

Anvil Centre | Studio 411A

TU                          7:00–8:00pm

May 28

$14.50               20761

International Museums Day (All Ages)

International Museums Day is a time to celebrate museums. This year we’re stretching the boundaries of the museum with a fun, interactive museum display at River Market designed to bring our rich and diverse history to life!

River Market   

SA           11:00am-3:00pm

May 18

Free  Drop-In

National Indigenous Peoples Day (All Ages)

National Indigenous Peoples Day events take place from coast to coast and New Westminster is no exception. Presented in association with Spirit of the Children Society, Savage Society and New Westminster Arts Council, join us for our fifth annual celebration and first event at Moody Park for a day of unique programming celebrating the diverse cultures of Canada’s Aboriginal populations. This free, family-friendly event features live cultural performances, crafts, and activities for all ages and all backgrounds.

Moody Park                      


Jun 21

Free  Drop-In


Saving Our Stones:  Cemetery Preservation Project

All Ages

The New Westminster Museum is continuing our successful program to help the public preserve the City’s grave markers. Under the guidance of museum staff, local groups and individuals are invited to volunteer their time to clean gravestones using best practices. This is a unique way for the community to work together and show respect to those who came before them. Please meet at the main office located at 100 Richmond Street. Registration required.

Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond Street

SAT & SUN, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 20             23103
July 21             23104
July 27             23105
July 28             23106


Pop-Up Museum in the Park
All Ages

This summer the Museum comes to you!  Join us at our neighbourhood parks for some old fashioned fun and games.  We’ll be set up with artefacts from our Teaching Collection and each week we have a different activity, craft, or game for you to explore, play, and learn.
Locations vary by date; please refer to schedule
THU, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
July 4               Moody Park
July 11             Queen’s Park
August 8          Hume Park
August 15        Quayside Park

Admission By Donation

Bugs ‘n Bees: Pollination Workshop at Irving House
All Ages

Have you ever wanted to learn about the benefits of the critters in your garden?  How do they help us grow food at home?  We’ve been busy at Irving House and want to share our secrets!  In relation to our current exhibit, You Are What You Eat: Community Food Security, and led by our friends at UNIBUG at Douglas College, this workshop explores our Heritage Gardens to teach you all about identifying and counting pollinators, conducting garden surveys, and understanding the benefits of garden insects.  Registration Required.

SAT 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
August 18    
Free            23295

Family Fridays
All Ages

Every Friday afternoon this summer, families can enjoy fun crafts and games for all ages in New Westminster’s heritage spaces. In July, learn about the work Samson V did on the Fraser River and explore the last surviving wooden steam-powered sternwheeler. In August, join us at Irving House to explore Victorian life in the oldest intact house in the lower mainland.

Samson V & Irving House    

FRI 12:30 - 3:30 pm
July        Samson V
August    Irving House
Free        Drop-In



Celebrate 980 CKNW’s 75thAnniversary with us! August 15, 1944, local radio station CKNW went on the air, broadcasting from New Westminster’s then Windsor Hotel located on Columbia Street. This radio station would go on to occupy an important place in the community, becoming the Lower Mainland’s most listened to station. This August 15th, join 980 CKNW hosts Jon McComb, Simi Sara, Lynda Steele and special guests as they broadcast LIVE from Anvil Centre. Try your reporting skills by recording your own broadcast at the promotional booth, check out The Golden Years of CKNW archival display, listen to a lecture, meet and greet the current and former 980 CKNW on air hosts, and much, much more. Global BC will be on site with live coverage of the event right here at Anvil Centre! 

Anvil Centre Ground Floor          604.527.4640

Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
August 15
Drop-in                Free