Beer! The Exhibit
This exhibit allowed visitors to discover the history of brewing,and the selling and consuming of beer in Canada, with a focus on more than 175 years of brewing tradition in Waterloo Region.
This exhibit explored the process of innovation - how an invention gets to market or sometimes fails to get beyond the drawing board - and the many stories of innovation in Waterloo Region.
For games and gatherings, The Common is a place for visitors to play. The design of the space was challenging as it needed to be suitable for visitors and also programs and catered rental events!
History is All Around Us
After doing an extensive audience consultation, the Connecticut Historical Society Museum understood that visitors want museums to help them understand who they are in relation to the world around them and the past. “History is all around us” was selected as the key organizing theme for this exhibit.
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Award of Merit Winner
City on Edge
The City On Edge exhibit tells the story of how and why the city of Berlin changed its name to Kitchener on September 1,1916, and was on exhibit in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the name change.
Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence in Exhibitions
What Makes Us Who We Are?
What Makes Us Who We Are? traces the human history of Waterloo Region from approximately 12,000 years ago, from Indigenous Peoples' first connections to this land, to European settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years.
Children of Hangzhou
In this multilingual exhibit, visitors discover that Chinese life today mixes ancient traditions with modern lifestyles, and that life in China is both similar to and different from life in North America.
Blue Man Group - Making Waves
Making Waves encourages playful learning through sensory engagement and interactive entertainment. Colors, shadows and luminescent objects create an exciting visual setting.
Heroes, Heartthrobs and Horrors
Heroes, Heartthrobs and Horrors is a different kind of comic book exhibit. Using the invention of the modern American comic book in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1933 as a starting point, the exhibit explores this important pop cultural phenomenon using engaging interactive experiences.