Day Camp Visits

The Muskoka Lakes Museum is a great stop for day camps in Muskoka looking to add an educational, fun and historical experience to their programming. 

Mapping Muskoka

The Museum has redesigned programs to offer fun and educational experiences for all ages. Programs can be linked to a focus of Science, Technology and Orienteering or a combination of topics. 

Programs focus on exploring the original mapping of the District of Muskoka, navigation on the lakes and the development of tourism and resorts. Depending on the age of kids participating, they will learn how to make maps, create legends and use symbols to identify key points, participate in scavenger hunts, and other games.

Programs can be booked for a half-day (2.5 hours) or full day (5 hours) with a half hour lunch break.


$5 per child for half day; $10 per child for full day 


There are large, sturdy picnic tables on the island and washrooms on the island, as well as inside the museum. The large and small Port Carling locks are close by and operate throughout the day. There are a number of scavenger hunt activities designed to allow children to independently tour the museum. In the case of inclement weather, the museum can accommodate up to 30 people inside for lunch.

For more information contact the museum at 705-765-5367 or

Book Your Day Camp Visit

  • The museum is open from Victoria Day in May to Thanksgiving in October; closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Please note that you are responsible for transportation arrangements and costs.
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