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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 and Culture Committee

The Arts & Culture 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 special events, awards ceremonies and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts & Culture 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.

Culture Summit

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.

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

@ the Museum presents: Family Day

Monday, February 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Family Day
February 15 @ 10am-5pm
Celebrate Family Day @ the Museum for FREE! Participate in an interactive Reptile Show with Reptile Kingdom @ 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, make a craft, complete a scavenger hunt and explore the history of our unique city!

@ the Museum presents: Family Day website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

February 25 @ 7pm
The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe, Aust/US/Turk 2014) 111 mins.
Rated R A father travels to Turkey, site of the Battle of Gallipoli, in search of his three missing sons. A drama about loss and the aftermath of war. Australian nominations and awards for best film, best actor-director for Crowe.

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

Heritage Committee Presents: Heritage Info Event

Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

February 27, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Niagara Falls History Museum
Please join the Niagara Falls Municipal Heritage Committee for and interesting afternoon of heritage featuring Oakes Garden Theatre and Rainbow Gardens. A free event to attend with light refreshments. We are also including the Heritage Recognition Awards.

Heritage Committee Presents: Heritage Info Event website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Lundy's Lane Historical Society Lecture

Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Power from the Water, The Niagara River and Hydro Electricity
March 3 @ 7pm
The presentation by Melanie Battel will trace the development of hydro electric power generation along both sides of the Niagara River, starting in the nineteenth century, through the twentieth century and beyond.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Lundy's Lane Historical Society Lecture website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

March 10 @ 7pm
Water For Elephants (Francis Lawrence, U.S., 2011) 120 mins
Rated PG 13 Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz. In the Depression era a young man joins the circus and dares to fall in love with another man's wife. Award nominations: best international film, cast, art direction, original score.

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

March Break @ the Museum

Saturday, March 12, 2016 until Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Walk a tightrope, try on a British coatee, build a bridge and make a craft! Finish the day off with a family movie at 3pm.

March Break @ the Museum website link