There is absolutely no reason to let kids sit in front of their TVs playing games or scrolling through social media feed all day this March Break. Instead feed their minds and keep them engaged through a variety of activities. Here are some:
Aga Khan Museum
This year the world will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, and to commemorate that historical event, a very unique exhibition curated at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum opening on March 9 – The Moon: A Voyage Through Time.
The highlight of this exhibition is a spectacular giant sculpture entitled Moon. This internally illuminated replica features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, includes a sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones, and measures five metres in diameter. This will be the closest anyone (except Astronauts) will be to the moon! See video of what visitors will be able to experience on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YDOmKezwsI
This exhibition is also highly interactive (unlike typical behind-the-glass formats), and unprecedented in the way it combines archaeological, art-historical and ethnographic as well as contemporary works. The intangible arts – poetry and literature – are added to make a link between their crucial importance and the objects that represent them.
Ontario Science Centre
Following a successful pilot program, the Ontario Science Centre has partnered again with Geneva Centre for Autism to offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month in 2019.
Open to all ages and abilities, Sensory-friendly Saturdays offers family-friendly programs — including an open-format planetarium experience, family workshops and lights-up, sound-down films — to enhance accessibility for those affected with sensory processing difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Catch the awesome Great Bear Rainforest at the IMAX.
Nestled in an ancient rainforest on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to the fabled all-white Spirit Bear, the rarest bear on Earth, and the region’s First Nations people who have provided stewardship of the forest for centuries.
Great Bear Rainforest is the first time this pristine, wildlife-rich world can be experienced in IMAX®.
Maple Magic in Mississauga
Mississauga’s favourite maple tradition returns to the Bradley Museum (1620 Orr Rd.) for March break from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy activities such as maple sap line tours, a petting zoo, sugar shack and more.
Price: $6.25 to $22.60 (family of five).
Extended hours at Playdium
Playdium (99 Rathburn Rd. W., Mississauga) is operating with extended hours, opening three hours earlier at 10 a.m. from March 11-15.
Free Mississauga Library activities
There are plenty of free activities for the whole family to enjoy at all Mississauga libraries during March Break as well as throughout the year. For more information, visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/libraryprograms.
Raptors 905 game
Raptors 905 will host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in their annual March break game at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5500 Rose Cherry Place) on Monday, March 11 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $13.
On Thursday, March 14, they’ll host the Canton Charge in another March break match up, a 12 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
SpringFest TO (formerly known as Wizard World) announces Toronto’s Ultimate Destination for March Break Family Fun is back from March 10 – 17 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.
This indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the entire family and kids of all ages with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, food vendors, a little tot’s area for kids under 5, arts and crafts and daily shows.
Exciting attractions include the kid’s favourite and returning Doo the Clown, midway rides, a Bounce Entertainment Dance Party, Birds of Prey, a petting zoo and much more.
Tickets are available now for admission and unlimited ride bracelets! Visit springfestto.ca to book your tickets and find out more about SpringFest TO.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Comedy Pet Theater features an amazing cast of house cats, dogs, parrots even geese and mice! Critics describe it as a unique blend of comedy, world-champion juggling, and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. Price: $20 to $35. -CINEWS