The Exploration Place is ready for the holiday season, with a few different ways to celebrate safely:
Festive window displays! Stop by the beautiful Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and enjoy the displays in The Exploration Place’s windows. Peek at what is happening in Santa’s workshop and enjoy the magical Nutcracker Winter Wonderland scene. Also take part in a special window scavenger hunt!
The Heritage Tree’s 25th anniversary! In 1995, the Heritage Tree’s first year, the Dunbar family hung a bell with a message that says, “The bell for us symbolizes the ringing of the news of Christ’s birth and the music of Christmas.” The same year Anne Martin donated a watering can ornament that spoke to her love of gardening.
Over the past 25 years, hundreds of ornaments have been donated from the community commemorating important personal and community events. The ornaments represent special moments like baby’s first Christmas, graduations, and remembrances of passed loved ones. They uniquely capture the memories of everyone who has contributed. This year the large collection of the Heritage Tree ornaments will be on display in The Exploration Place’s windows.
Interested in donating an ornament to become a part of the permanent collection? It’s a great way to commemorate a personal or community memory symbolic of our city and its citizens. For every donated ornament, a small tag is attached to tell its story, and from there, it becomes a permanent part of our collective history. Each Christmas, the ornaments will be on display, and everyone who visits will be reminded of those who have contributed to the culture of our community. To donate an ornament, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a gift shop patron! When you purchase a gift from the Exploration Place, you are supporting a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology, heritage, and culture.
Happy holidays from everyone at The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre!