Joseph Brant Museum

We spent a few hours at Joseph Brant Museum checking our True or False, their newest exhibit, and we can’t wait to go back again. With multiple galleries and a rooftop garden, there’s something for everyone so make sure to bring the whole family. It’s perfect for little kids and we even had Grandma with us!

Joseph Brant Museum underwent a massive transformation and renovation which was completed in 2019 and you are going to love its bright, spacious look.

When you arrive, ask for the kids a scavenger hunt. The questions are just the right amount of challenging and kids can even earn a prize when they turn in the completed scavenger hunt at the end of their visit.

The Burlington Gallery – Our History and Origin Story

The Burlington Gallery talks all about Burlington’s history and we honestly learned so many cool things about Burlington and its origins. The exhibits are fantastic and let you get right up close to the historic artifacts.

Did you know that Joseph Brant was also known as Thayendanegea, and was Burlington’s first citizen?

In “The Burlington Gallery” kids and grownups will learn all about the history of popular Burlington landmarks. They’ll get to see old toys and board games that their grandparents may have played with. We spent lots of time in this room and we learned a ton. This would also be an excellent place for a class field trip or a homeschooling outing!

The Burlington Gallery is home to artifacts from Burlington’s inception and youth.

The Brant Inn – Home to Some Famous Visitors

The second large room, called The Costume Gallery, was dedicated to The Brant Inn. Have you heard of it? I had heard a little bit about it, but it was a great exhibit to have Grandma at because she was familiar with so much of it. It’s always great to see that connection between Grandparents and grandkids.

Did you know Burlington played host to such famous names in music? I didn’t!

True or False – Josesph Brant Museums Latest Exhibit

Just past the Brant Inn exhibit, you’ll find Joseph Brant Museum’s latest exhibit, True or False. This exhibit alone was well worth the visit! Kids of all ages will love it and everyone who visits will be shocked by how many things they thought were true that actually aren’t!

True or False is a kid-focused science-based exhibit that covers everything from the origins of chickens to animals and their biological makeups and even touches upon the human body and healthy eating. The entire exhibit is interactive and hands-on which makes it a favourite for kids.

What came first, the chicken or the dinosaur!??!

Great news! The Children’s Gallery is open again! This section focuses on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and delivers it in a way kids will love and learn from. Each exhibit in this gallery encourages kids to put their brains to use to solve problems and accomplish tasks. Your kids will love it here. My 11-year-old didn’t want to leave! And neither did my husband LOL.

Whether it’s riding the pedal-powered bikes to see how far you can get in Burlington, or using the massive light-up pegboard to create a picture, everything your kids do will be hands-on. And you’ll have the pleasure of sitting back and watching them explore and learn through play.

As we mentioned above, Joseph Brant Museum underwent a phenomenal renovation that has created a beautiful destination for learning and exploring in Burlington. Even the gift shop is gorgeous!

admission to joseph brant museum

Admission to Joseph Brant Museum includes all three of these exhibits plus a visit to the rooftop garden. The lake views and seating will be the perfect rest stop in warmer temperatures. Pre-book your tickets here.

  • Adults – $10
  • Seniors – $8
  • Children 3-12 years old – $6
  • Children under 2 – Free
  • Family Memberships – $60 for 2 adults and 4 children (this is a great deal!)

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