When we were sharing our suggestions for March Break fun last week, we overlooked one kid-friendly Toronto destination we shouldn’t have overlooked: the Ontario Science Centre. There are always lots of great workshops and demonstrations for children. During March Break, however, they’re stepping things up a notch with nine days of special kid-friendly fun. From March 8-16, 2014, from 10:00am-6:00pm daily, you’ll find shows, demos, exhibits and more. There are also lots of exhibitions to take in, as always.
Kid-Friendly Toronto March Break
- Bringing Light to Life! – The black-light theatre company Famous PEOPLE Players will be performing at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm daily. This playful look at evolution celebrates life on earth, from its simple beginning to the dazzling array of colours and forms of today.
- Sesame Street Presents: The Body – This special interactive exhibition all about the human body is running until May 5, 2014. It covers everything from head to toe and in-between. Learn about your insides, your outsides and staying healthy, with help from your favourite Sesame Street characters.
- Papermaking – Transform plants and scrap paper into new paper daily at 11:00am and 3:00pm. You can watch a demonstration on papermaking, then take it away and try it for yourself at home. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all those little bits of paper left over from kids crafts, this may be it.
- Planetarium Shows – There are shows for all ages in the planetarium. Kids age 0-5 will enjoy Eyes on the Skies at 10:30am and 11:00am daily as they learn about the nighttime sky through singing, connect-the-stars-constellations and a journey to the moon and Mars. Kids age 8 and up will enjoy The Extreme Universe daily at 12:00pm and 1:30pm. Everyone can discover what’s happening above us right now in The Sky Tonight daily at 3:00pm and 4:30pm.
- Electric Vehicles – From 10:00am to 6:00pm daily you can learn more about Ontario’s plan to keep the province green through electric vehicles and other sustainable transportation. You can check out an electric car on-site and learn how to drive more efficiently to conserve fuel.
There’s a whole lot more happening over March Break at the Ontario Science Centre – visit www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/March-Break-Programs for a full listing. Also, consider buying tickets in advance for any IMAX shows you’d like to take in, to guarantee your spot and skip the line. And consider taking the TTC instead of driving, because their parking lot fills up fast during March Break!
Ontario Science Centre
*Images courtesy of the Ontario Science Centre