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Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts, Culture & Museum Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  For a copy of the Culture Plan, please contact the appropriate city staff.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

Film Screening - jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Rated PG.

Film Screening - jack Reacher: Never Go Back website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Museum Insiders Tour

Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

Our Museum Insiders engage our visitors through the telling of short stories that are personal and unique. These volunteers are enthusiastic and have a passion for story telling based on artefacts within our collection, and their personal experiences as a Niagara Falls and area resident.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Museum Insiders Tour website link

Green River Revival: C.C.R. Tribute

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00 PM
4624 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON

These boys have entertained thousands in the past few years and they are a favourite with First Nations, Casinos and Festivals, always delivering first class entertainment. For an exciting show full of nostalgia, sing-a-longs and a down right good old time, you've got it all with the GREEN RIVER REVIVAL!!Tickets: $22.25 + HST and Processing Fee

Green River Revival: C.C.R. Tribute website link

Dewey Divas

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LaMarsh Room, Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Book lovers take note - the Divas are in the house .Join book reps from Penguin Random House, Ampersand Inc., Canadian Manda Group, Martin and Associates and Scholastic as they reveal their best picks for the spring and summer reading season. You won't want to miss what to read next.

Dewey Divas website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt, US, 2008), 97 mins. Rated 14A Crime drama set near a border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Two women are connected through personal circumstances. Outstanding performances by Melissa Leo and Misty Upham. Oscar and American Screen Guild nominations: best actress.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

Floyd Factor

Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:00 PM
4624 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON

Floyd Factor exists to reproduce the very best material of rock's most transcendent band - Pink Floyd - recreated where it was meant to be heard, live in concert. Developing since 2006, Floyd Factor is a live time capsule in sound & vision. The band's show is a living bootleg, a channeling of the precision, passion, and the sheer power of Pink Floyd's most legendary music.

Floyd Factor website link

@ the Museum presents: March Break

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 until Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

Come to the Museum this March Break to discover the science and history of SNOW! Join Mad Science @ 11am & 1pm for two different shows exploring the coldest snow around and the magic of chemical reactions! Afterwards take a journey through the museum, make a winter-themed craft and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3pm.

@ the Museum presents: March Break website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Family Yoga with ShineOn Yoga

Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

This class is a great way to stretch, play, and have fun with your family! We will incorporate fun interactive yoga games as an opportunity for bonding while sharing the health and well-being that yoga brings. Everyone is welcome!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Family Yoga with ShineOn Yoga website link