Please note that these tours are only offered to student groups of 10 or more during the months of July and August.

Summer Oil Program

Our summer oil program is a fun half day program at the Oil Museum of Canada where young people can explore the museum with trained tour guides. Time will be spent outdoors examining the historic technology that is preserved at the Oil Museum and the remains of the gum beds that still ooze oil. There will be a craft for participants to make and take home as a souvenir of their visit at the Oil Museum of Canada. After the formal tour participants can participate in a scavenger hunt that will take them throughout the museum ground and burn off a little extra energy.

Summer Pioneer Program

This program is designed to allow young people to experience the pioneer way of life experience by the early settlers of Lambton County. Your trained tour guide will take your group to our pioneer cabin where participants will participate in hands on activities such as fetching water, washing laundry with a wash board and other domestic duties. Participants will also be given the opportunity to visit the Blacksmith shop and try jigging down on a spring pole drill rig. There will be an opportunity for everyone to make a pioneer inspired craft to take home as a memento of their visit to the Oil Museum of Canada.

Dirty Driller Days

Come to the Oil Museum of Canada with your group and get dirty playing in the mud. Group participates are encouraged to play in one of our mud pits and participate in fun mud related activities such as making mud sculptures, mud painting or make mud pies in our mud kitchen. All while learning about the science behind the soils/mud that we walk on daily and the role of the Mud Engineer on an Oil Drilling Rig. There will also be a clean spray station where participants can clean off after all the muddy fun. Please don’t tack mud in the museum.

This Program will be only offered for one week during the summer from July 22-26, 2019.


For more information or to register for a school program, please contact Christina Sydorko – Education and Program Coordinator