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March 10, 2014

Category: Family Activities

Toronto Zoo March Break Camp

Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14.

9:00am – 3:30pm.

AGES: 4 to 10.

COST (per person)*: $260 Zoo Member, $280 Non-Member.

Take a break from the school year and hang out at the Zoo for the week. Come visit our 5000 animals and find out what they are up to during the winter months. What happens with the animals when the snow falls and the temperature drops? March Break at the Zoo aims to deliver an action filled week exploring the entire Zoo including some areas of the Zoo not open to the general public.
Your child will receive a full week of guided activities, learning experiences, and a unique behind-the-scenes tour and/or special animal encounter. March Break at the Zoo will be very similar to a week during Zoo Camp in the summertime, just a little more snowy.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

Start: March 10, 2014
End: March 14, 2014
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Casa Loma March Break-A-Palooza

Casa Loma invites you and your family to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration this March Break (March 8-15, 2014). Enjoy fun-tastic themed activities like:
Massive scavenger hunt; Live Performances with The Grinch; Arts & Crafts with that crazy cat; Storytelling with special guests; Performance art in the Great Hall;
and Screenings of animated shorts and more!!!

For more details visit www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20480

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 15, 2014
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Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break

Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey and more. View hockey’s first 3D film and get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso.

Access your March Break Family Value Coupon at www.HHOF.com

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street

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Start: March 7, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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ROM Celebrates March Break

To celebrate March Break (March 8 – 16) the Royal Ontario Museum has a number of special events planned to engage kids, parents, grandparents, and care-givers! Kids are invited to go on a global adventure through the ROM’s galleries, stamp their ROM Passports and learn more about the world around them.

During March Break visitors to the ROM will enjoy:
Return of the popular Wild Journey Earth Rangers show (Daily: 1:00 pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm);
touch a space rock and stand on an actual piece of the Moon;
learn to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, and in cuneiform like a Babylonian;
explore animal artefacts and specimens at touch tables throughout the ROM; Travel the world of ROM research and find out what happens at a real dinosaur dig; and
and meet and take a photo with the ROM dinosaur mascots: Gordo, Gertie, and Gurgle.

Plus, take a journey inside the gates of the Forbidden City with the ROM’s new exhibit, Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors which opens March 8, 2014, presented by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, and lead sponsor Manulife.

When: Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Activities take place 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Museum hours daily 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, to 8:30 pm Friday).

Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park.

Phone: 416.586.8000.

For more information: www.rom.on.ca

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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Event: Sneaking Around: March Break Spy Fun at the BSM

Details: Use your spy skills to make your way to the Bata Shoe Museum this year for March Break! Kids will have the chance to sneak around the museum, with lots of spy-themed arts, crafts and activities!

Kids, you can make a secret agent ID card, get a cover identity and learn your spy mission! Then learn the skills you need in our Spy Class. Once you’re prepared for your spy adventure, dress up in secret disguises in the ‘Top Secret Hideout’ and then search for clues throughout the galleries to complete your mission. Along the way, decorate a magnifying glass cookie, make your own jigsaw puzzle, check out spy gadgets (including shoes!), leave your spy-print at the Museum and so much more! Parents, this year for the first time we are extending our March Break activities to the weekend days on both sides of the break!

Dates: Saturday, March 8th – Sunday, March 16th

Location: Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

Cost: $8 per child and $8 for an adult accompanying a child

For more information or to book a group visit: education@batashoemuseum.ca or 416-979-7799 x 242

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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March Break At The Toronto Zoo

Spend some quality time with our giant pandas, gorilla baby and polar bear cub PLUS enjoy daily animal encounters this March Break!
Saturday March 8th to Sunday March 16th, 2014.

Event Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Extended Zoo March Break Hours 9:30am to 6:00pm (last admission 5pm).

When making plans this March Break don’t forget to visit the world famous Toronto Zoo, and visit our new baby polar bear cub! On hand for the fun will be our partner Parks Canada who will be heading up a special March Break Activity Centre where you can get one of four Species at Risk temporary tattoos, including the polar bear. Find out how the Toronto Zoo works with Parks Canada to help save many native Canadian species, and how you can contribute to the protection and recovery of these animals and their habitats. Plus you can visit Toronto’s favourite giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, as they enjoy their first ever Canadian March Break, and our adorable gorilla baby and mom Ngozi.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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March Break at the Ontario Science Centre…”THIS IS HOW WE ROLL!”

Bringing Light To Life: Celebrate life on earth in this playful look at evolution.

From simple beginnings, life has flourished. Throughout the ages, plants and animals have developed into a dazzling array of countless forms and colours as they’ve spread through sea and land. This show is a celebration of life, a quick journey through the amazing changes that have led to life as we know it. Presented by the internationally-renowned black-light theatre company Famous PEOPLE Players.
Time: Daily at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Imperial Oil Auditorium on level 2

Radical Motions: The physics of a GR8 SK8

Skateboarders have great skills but also powerful allies: force, momentum, gravity, torque and friction. We’ll see how riders from the C.J. Skateboard Park & School use science in modern day skateboarding.
Time: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Procter & Gamble Great Hall on level 2

What’s The Matter?

An explosive exploration of solids, liquids & gases. Expect the unexpected as we present some of our most spectacular science demonstrations. Be prepared for exciting visuals and loud noises.
Time: Daily at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Rock Paper Science Hall on level 6

Electricity Demo

Don’t miss the Science Centre’s most shocking demonstration! You’ll get a charge out of the Van de Graaff generator (a.k.a. “The Ball That Makes Your Hair Stand Up”) and find out “what’s watt” with this whole electricity thing!
Time: Weekends at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Time: Weekdays at10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Science Arcade on level 6

The Extreme Universe.

Experience our Universe like never before. Journey through space to witness the explosive death of a star. Discover the destructive powers of black holes and learn how astronomers “see” the invisible. Closer to home, witness the breathtaking beauty of a solar storm and learn about instruments that are pushing our ideas of the extreme to new limits. Ages 8+. Limited seating.
Time: Daily at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Planetarium. Space Hall on level 4

For more Mark Break fun visit: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

Location: Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

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Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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Where The Wild Things Are

In the Studio | Mar. 4 – 30, 2014 | Grades JK-2.

Back by overwhelming demand!

A landmark in children’s literature, this interactive adaptation of the award-winning Maurice Sendak classic delighted sold-out audiences when last presented at YPT in 2005. The incorrigible Max, sent to bed without his supper, embarks on imaginary travels to a land of wild animals and extraordinary adventures – where he is ultimately crowned ruler. Young audiences are invited to sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

Start: March 4, 2014
End: March 30, 2014
Location: Young People’s Theatre

Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Science Rediscovered

Celebrate important scientific and technological advancements and discoveries made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (8th to 18th centuries). This exhibition highlights the multicultural roots of modern science and technology. Learn how these scholars developed the decimal point, flew the first successful glider and navigated the seas without a magnetic compass. Ten exhibition areas cover disciplines including astronomy, mathematics, optics and medicine. Organized by MTE Studios.

Time: Temporary Exhibition, open daily from March 7 to June 7, 2014.

Price: Free with general admission.</p>

Location: Level 6.

For more details: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

Venue: Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

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Start: March 7, 2014
End: June 7, 2014
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The Kids’ Gallery — Just Like Me: Explore, Imagine, Create

On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.

In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?

Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.

Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Start: December 21, 2013
End: August 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario