History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a one-year family membership for two adults and all children under eighteen at the Huronia Museum in Midland (a $33.90 value, including HST).
Encompassing multiple indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Huronia Museum showcases an array of artwork, archaeological artifacts, and military antiques. Visitors can meander through the outdoor Ouendat Village, which simulates pre-European Canadian life between 1500 and 1600 AD. Make camp in a wigwam or harvest crops at the cornfield before communing with long lost pairs of socks at the shaman's lodge. Inside the museum, track lighting illuminates crimson red walls that brim with contemporary art and period works such as Mary Hallen's Victorian era watercolours. Military uniforms, medals and weaponry hang behind glass cases, while model ships sail alongside a Georgian Bay lighthouse exhibit. Meanwhile, more than 20,000 archaeological artifacts illustrate the technological advances of stone tools, pottery, and electric pogo sticks.
The Huronia Museum delights return visitors throughout the year by displaying special exhibits and occasionally coming to life to tell knock-knock jokes. Members also receive 10% off gift shop items and photography services, and gain free access to the Resource Archives and research facilities.
549 Little Lake Park
P.O. Box 638
Midland, Ontario L4R 4P4Get Directions