November 18 – Discovery Centre open until 1 PM
Due to a private event, the Discovery Centre will be open from 9 AM to 1 PM only, November 18, 2017.
Discovery Centre closed Sunday, August 13, 2017 for a private event.
The Discovery Centre is more than a museum or a boat shed for classic antique boats. It is the community hub, often rented for Celebrations of Life, meetings and special events.
This Sunday a charity has rented the entire building for a fundraiser, so we are closed to the public. The steamships will still be sailing. Hold on to your ticket stub, because when the museum opens you can exchange it for free admission.
Want to own a piece of RMS Segwun?
The only steam-powered Royal Mail Ship in the world
Of the four remaining vessels only one is powered by steam – RMS Segwun. She is the only steam-driven Royal Mail Ship in the world.
Although Segwun no longer carries mail from port to port in Muskoka, mail dropped in the onboard mail box will be franked RMS Segwun. The cards and letters will be forwarded to the addresses inscribed.
Who owns RMS Segwun?
The Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society, founded in 1973, is a membership-based, not-for-profit registered charity whose vision is to be:
…the leader in demonstrating the culture and heritage of the Muskoka region and its contribution to Canada by presenting compelling, entertaining and educational experiences, attractions, and events.
The Society owns Royal Mail Ship Segwun, Wenonah II, and Wanda III, and operates the Muskoka Discovery Centre.
To become a member of the Society, join here.
Fathers sail for free June 18 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM
Treat dad to a cruise on Lake Muskoka. It won’t cost you anything, as long as you buy yourself a ticket. He’ll be proud of the thrift!
Lunch is not included in the deal. But our two-course menu is a bargain at $19.80 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. And you won’t have to do the dishes. Win-win!
Cruise only or add lunch, the choice is yours. Which ever you choose, remember the lounge is open throughout the sailing. Fathers can sip a brew, while their companions enjoy a soft drink or glass of wine!
You have to call to book – 1.866.687.6667.
May 28 – Muskoka Discovery Centre is closed
The Muskoka Discovery Centre will be closed to the public, all day, May 28, 2017, for a Celebration of Life of Norman Way.
Discovery Centre closed tomorrow, May 13
Due to a private function the Discovery Centre is closed tomorrow, May 13.
New 3d Augmented Reality Sand Table!
The Muskoka Discovery Centre is excited to launch a new 3d Augmented Reality Sand Table as part of our Shaping Watersheds exhibit! This is the first of its kind in Muskoka and Through the use of technology allows users to manipulate the sand and see it’s effect on movement of water. This demonstrates the principle or erosion and is part of the bigger picture about how water shapes the land around us.
Be sure to come in to the Muskoka Discovery Centre and see this unique exhibit for yourself! While here you can also enjoy our many other fascinating exhibits including Canada’s Waterscapes, 150 Years of Steamships, KidZone, and many more!
Muskoka Discovery Centre is located at 275 Steamship Bay Road in Gravenhurst on Muskoka Wharf. For more information please call 705-687-2115.