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  • E-Learning Resources

    We are now offering live virtual tours and programs that complement the Ontario Curriculum for both Elementary and Secondary. Learn More!

  • New Online Collections

    Explore MOA collections on our new Google Arts and Culture page! Explore our Collections


Welcome to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. We are dedicated to connecting people to the stories of the human experience through time and place. It is our mission to share, interpret, and care for the archaeological record to advance an understanding of Ontario’s Heritage.

Pre-Booked Tours

Visitors may pre-book guided tours at least 24 hours in advance. We have a few different tour options available for our pre-booked tours including a general guided tour and our popular tours and activities.

These tours are available Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM*. Pre-booking is required and can be done through the inquiry form below or by contacting

*Our 3 PM time slot is not available for the tour and activities option.

Please Note: The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is NOT open for walk-ins at this time. We are only offering pre-booked tours.

The Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving long-weekend. We will resume pre-booked tours on Tuesday, October 10th.

Registration is now open for our first PA Day Camp – themed “Discover Archaeology” – on Friday, November 17th.

Ready to get your hands dirty?

Our Day Camp allows children to discover Ontario archaeology, natural and cultural history, environment and science through simulated digs, artifact exploration, and experiments that help them connect to and learn about the past.

‘Tis almost the season to be jolly!

The MOA will be hosting a holiday beading workshop on Saturday, December 2nd led by Anishnaabe artist, Melissa DelearyParticipants will create a unique beaded ornament that will be a great addition to your holiday decor or make the perfect gift!

Experience the Lawson Site in Augmented Reality!

This unique experience is funded by the Miggsie Fund of the Lawson Foundation. The app virtually recreates the ancient Indigenous village as you explore how archaeology has helped us learn about what life was like in this region 500 years ago.

We recommend those interested in this experience download the app and adventure prior to their visit to the Museum. You can download the Engage ARt app on your mobile device from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

The MOA Gift Shop is a complement to the unique experience of our museum. Browse the Gift Shop online, with more items continually added during the closure.

Explore Ontario’s archaeological heritage with our virtual exhibits online!

Enjoy access to our online collections through the collaboration between the Museum and Google Arts and Culture.

Explore our collections up close in detail through our Sketchfab!