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Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Break activities in Ontario for 2014

 March Break events, March 8-16, 2014

 (From Ontario Tourism)



Event Name & Location
Date
Time
 Special Activities
Admission
Geocaching 101: From Clues to Coordinates

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster

Tel: (905) 648-8144

March
11 – 15,
2014

11:00am
– 5:00pm


Come to Fieldcote and learn the basics of geocaching.
Dress for the weather, bring your own GPS device and be prepared to explore the great outdoors. Those without GPS devices will be given paper clues. While inside the museum visit our Bicentennial exhibit. Children's activities include a drawing and story writing contest.
Adult: $3.50
Senior $3.00
Youth: $3.00
Child: $2.50
Family Pass $10

March Break Public Activities

Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26 West
Barrie

Tel: (705) 728-3721


March
8 – 16,
2014


Mon-Sat
9am – 4:30pm

Sunday
1pm -4:30pm
Along with our beautiful indoor galleries, the Simcoe County Museum is featuring Sport vs Science, an exhibit on loan from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.  Drop in any day from Saturday, March 8 until Sunday, March 16 to enjoy March Break activities.


Adult: $6
Senior: $5
Student: $5
Child: $4


March Break at Blue

The Village at Blue Mountain
108 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain



March
8 – 16,
2014
Various Times

See website for full schedule of events
Family fun is endless including a Magic Show, Fireworks, Kids meal specials, Movies, Bird Shows, Interactive Drumming & more.
Plus - A concert series with four performances capped off with Fefe Dobson on Friday, March 14th at 4pm with opening act by Eleven Past One.

Free
BugFeast: Save the Planet, Eat a Bug!

Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory
2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge

Tel: (519) 653-1234


March
7 – 16,
2014

10:00am
– 5:00pm
Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! Come sample real insects like ants, mealworms and crickets! We'll tempt you with 3 bug-tastic food samples. Samples are FREE with paid admission. Are you brave enough to eat a bug?
Adult: $13.00
Youth: $11.58
Child: $6.78
Senior: $11.58
Child 2 & Under: Free

March Break Activities

Wellington County Museum & Archives
536 Wellington Road 18
Fergus

Tel: (519) 846-0916
Website: www.wcm.on.ca


March
10 – 14,
2014


1:00pm
4:00pm
2014 is the year of the Scottish "Homecoming". In honour of this, we are hosting a week of afternoon activities all things Scottish.
Mon - Tartans & Tales, learn about the clans, customs, geneaology
Tues - Music & More Tales, traditional Harp music, traditional tales
Wed - Kitchen Ceilidh, foods and music of a Scottish kitchen party
Thur - Dancing & "Week Doggies", traditional Scottish dancing & meet a wee Scottish doggie
Fri - Highlander Brain & Brawn, traditional games, sports & trivia


Admission by donation
Maple Madness

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
1641 Perth Road
Glenburnie

Tel: (513) 546-4228 Ext 221

March
8 – 16,
22 - 23
&
29 - 30,
2014



9:00am
4:00pm
March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.  Take a tractor–drawn wagon ride back to the sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how it is make today.  Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple products to take home.  There are special activities on different days throughout the program such as puppet shows, First Nations displays, a bake sale and more.
Adults: $5.50
Children 12 & under: $3.00
Max. fee of $14.00 per vehicle

March Break Activities

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton

Tel: (905) 546-4797



March
10 – 15,
2014

12:00pm
4:00pm
Using recycled materials children will interact with and build a variety of musical instruments.
Child orientated activities and crafts suitable for ages six years and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult: $7
Senior: $6
Youth: $6
Child: $5
Infant: Free
Family $20
March Break at Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Blvd.
Hamilton

Tel: (905) 546-2872

March
8 – 16,
2014



12:00pm
4:00pm
Tour Dundurn Castle & discover what it was like to live & play above stairs and work and live as servants below stairs. Sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen and explore the child-friendly craft area located in the Coach House. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for the exhibit "Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape". Also take in the exhibit "Heart of War" exploring the impact of war on WWI soldiers & their families. The newly renovated military museum provides a self-guided experience with dress-up & hands-on activities.
Adult: $11.50
Senior: $9.50
Youth: $9.50
Child: $6.00
Infant: Free
Family $30.00






March Break: Work and Play

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson St. West
Hamilton

Tel: (905) 546-2018


March
 8 – 16,
2014  

*closed on Monday

12:00pm
– 4:00pm
Take a break from school the old fashioned way! Put on an apron and try your hand at scrubbing on a washboard, rolling dough, mending or shopping or try outdoor games like egg and spoon or badminton, weather permitting. Bring some change for a treat.
Adult: $7
Senior: $6
Youth: $6
Child: $5
Infant: Free
Family $20
Wizard World

Careport Centre
270 Longwood South
Hamilton

Tel: (855) 585-WAND



March
10 – 15,
2014


10am
- 6pm
Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 rides and inflatables, a little tot’s area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and more!  Wizard World features two outstanding stage shows, Doo Doo the International Clown, The Ontario Falconry Center, Costumed characters and tasty snacks in the concession stand.
Admission
$8.75
All day ride pass
$25
Family Pack  $60
 (2 ride bracelets and 2 walk in tickets)

March Break Madness at Colasanti’s

Colasanti Tropical Gardens
1550 Road #3 East
Kingsville

Tel:  (519) 326-3287


March
8 – 16,
2014




8am
- 6pm

Let Colasanti’s show you our tropical cure for the March Break Blues. Our Zookeepers will be performing our famous Animals Encounter Shows daily throughout the week. Play a game in our indoor 18-hole mini golf course. Visit our petting farm, amusement rides, bounce town inflatable’s and the arcade.
Zoo shows 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm

All Day Access Pass: $13.99

Adult Ride Pass:
$10.99
March Break Madness

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg

Tel: (905) 893-1121



March
12 – 14,
2014


10:00am –
4:00pm
Three days of family programming celebrating art, culture, and nature! Each day we will have a drop-in art station open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, a hike through the grounds and Humber Valley with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority at 12:00 pm, and a performance. Please wear appropriate clothing for messy art activities and muddy hills!
Wed  – Paddling Puppeteers
Thurs – Splash ‘n Boots
Fri – Muskoka Wildlife Centre

Adults: $15
Students: $12
Children Under 5: Free
Seniors: $12
Family: $30
Wheelers March Break Maple Festival

Wheelers Pancake House & Sugar Camp
1001 Highland Line
Lanark Highlands

Tel: (613) 278-2090


March
8 – 16,
2014

9:00am 
- 3:00pm
Maple taffy-on-snow, pancake meals, snowshoeing, and self-guided tours of maple syrup production. 
Our restaurant and many displays are open all year long.  If you live in Ontario we are piloting a new Maple Store.

* we do  not accept debit cards or Mastercard, we do accept VISA
Museum: By Donation

Taffy $2.00
Little Ray’s Reptile  Zoo Swamp Thang-Creatures of the Swamp

Western Fairgrounds – Canada Building
316 Rectory St
London

Tel: (613) 822-8924


March
12 – 15,
2014


10:00am
– 5:00pm
This newest exhibit features some of the most feared swamp dwelling creatures, including a massive green anaconda, rats, tarantulas, Lady-Chomps-A-Lot the alligator, and much much more.  Don’t miss the special guest animals Julian and Milo, our 2 Madagascar ring tailed lemurs. This exhibit is highlighted by 30 live animal exhibits, family friendly staff, and incredible educational programs.  This 15,000 square foot exhibit is guaranteed to be the hit of the winter

 Adult: $10
Family of 4: $35
Additional Family Members:$8
March Break Drop in Program

Eldon House
481 Ridout St North
London

Tel: (519) 661-5169



March 10,
12 & 14,
2014


12:00pm –
5:00pm
Take a tour of Eldon House and visit the Interpretive Center to participate in educational games, crafts and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
By donation
Butterfly Conservatory - Swamp Creatures Exhibit

2405 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls

Tel: (905) 371-1710


Daily until May 11, 2014


9:00am 
- 5:00pm
Swamp Creatures features fascinating animals from the world's wetlands. Discover incredible hands-on learning, fun and educational interpretation and of course incredible live

Adults & Children 13+ $13.50

Children 6-12 $8.80
March Break Fun @ the Museum

Niagara Falls History Museum
5810 Ferry St
Niagara Falls

Tel: (905) 358-5082

March
11 – 14, 2014

10:00am - 5:00pm

Start the morning with a rocket launching BLAST at the Space Show (11am) then join us for bubbling potions and chemical reactions in the afternoon at the Fire & Ice Show (1pm)
Visit our portable planetarium and see a moon rock from NASA at 12pm, 12:30pm, 2pm and 2:30pm
Explore the museum and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3pm. Crafts all day long.
Adults (20+):
$5
Students: $4
Children under 6: free
Family: $15
(5 ppl max 5 adlts)

March Break Activities

Orillia Square Mall
1029 Brodie Drive
Orillia

Tel: (705) 325-2366

March
10 – 14,
2014

Screenings at
1:00pm
MONDAY - Reptilia 11AM & 1PM
TUESDAY - Simcoe County Museum 11AM-2PM
WEDNESDAY - Orillia Square Idol 11AM-2PM
THURSDAY - Magician Show 12PM & 1PM
FRIDAY - Facepainting & Glitter Tattoos 11AM-2PM
SATURDAY - Orillia Aero Modelers 10AM-3PM
Free
Fascinating March Break Activities

Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa

Tel: (613) 991-3044


March
1 – 18,
2014
Tues-Sun &
Mar 3 &10, 2014
9:00am
5:00pm
Put your building skills to the test and keep things moving along. Make and test a catapult or take a challenge to construct a structure that can withstand the power of wind. Hear a quirky story, marvel at an incredible magic show, and much more. Join in the excitement and discover your inner-engineer.
Adults: $12
Student: $10
Senior: $10
Children: $3
Family: $30
A Monumental March Break

Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King St. West
Stoney Creek

Tel: (905) 662-8458

March
10 – 14,
2014

12:00pm -4:00pm
Do you want to try something truly unique this March Break? See the past come to life. Visit Battlefield House Museum for fun and fascinating hands-on activities for the whole family.
Adult: $7
Senior: $6
Youth: $6
Child: $5
Infant: Free
Family $20
Sneaking Around: March Break Spy Fun at the BSM

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto

Tel: (416) 979-7799


March
8 – 16,
2014


Mon – Sat

10:00am –
4:00pm

Sun

12:00pm -
4:00pm
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! Make a secret agent ID card, get a cover ID 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.

Adult: $8.00
Child: $8.00
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Golden Egg!

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto
Tel: (416) 736-1733

March
8 – 16,
2014
Weekdays
10:00am –
4:30pm

Weekends
11:00am – 4:30pm
There is a mystery stirring! The Harness Maker's precious golden egg is missing! Help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve this mystery by finding clues throughout the Village. With activities in every building you will use your detective skills such as disguise, observation, logic, clues, deduction and secret codes.
Adults: $15.00
Children: $11.00
(Ages 5 – 15)
Students (15+):$14


War of 1812 March Break

Fork York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto

Tel: (416) 392-6907


March
10 – 14, 2014

10:00am –
3:00pm
Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier or learn about music from the War of 1812. There are lots of timed and ongoing activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family
Adult: $9
Child: $4.25
Senior & Youth: $5.50
Child 3 & Under:
Free
Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break
Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St
Toronto

Tel: (416) 360-7765
Website: www.hhof.com

March
7 – 17,
2014
Mon–Sat
9:30am -
6pm

Sun
10am - 6pm
Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, and video game hockey. View hockey’s first 3D film and get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso.

Adults: $17.50
Kids (4-13): $11.00
Seniors $13.00
**see website for printable Family Value Coupon
Passport To The World

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto

Tel: (416) 586-8000
Website: www.rom.on.ca


March
8 – 16,
2014
Family
Activities
11am – 4pm

ROM Hours
Daily
10am-5:30pm
Fri
10am-8:30pm
Two ways to enjoy March Break at the ROM
1) Come to the ROM this March Break, where family fun and learning are on the ticket: bring the kids and head on a global adventure, stamping your Passport as you go! The ROM has brought out tons of cool things just for March Break: explore hands-on artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes and engage with ROM staff like never before.
2) Save with discounted admission from 4:30 onward
March 8 – 16, 2014
Adults: $15.00
Seniors: $13.50
Students: $13.50
Children: $12.00
(Ages 4–14)
3 & Under: Free
March Break Goes Wild

Toronto Zoo
Toronto

Tel: (416) 392-5929

March
8 – 16,
2014
Event Hours
10am-4pm
Zoo March Break Hours
9:30am-6pm
Visit our new baby polar bear cub. Come and see first-hand what has made this adorable little cub a world-wide sensation. 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. Plus you can visit Toronto's favourite giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, as they enjoy their first ever Canadian March Break.

Adult: $23
Senior: $18
Youth: $14
Child 2 & under: Free
March Break Drop-In for Families

Colborne Lodge in High Park
Colborne Lodge Drive
Toronto

Tel: (416) 392-6916


March
8 – 16,
2014

12:30pm –
4:00pm


Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity celebrating the 100th anniversary of a famous High Park landmark. Make it a day in High Park for you and your family! The Lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo
Adult: $6.19
Seniors: $3.54
Youth: $3.54
Child: $2.65
March ‘Musements’

Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street
Toronto

Tel: (416) 392-6915


March
8 – 16,
2014

Mon-Fri:
12:00pm-4:00pm
Sat-Sun:
12:00pm-5:00pm
Drop in for some Victorian fun!

Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.
Adult: $6.19
Seniors: $3.54
Youth: $3.54
Child: $2.65
March Break Weekend Drop-In

Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd
Toronto

Tel: (416) 338-8807

Sat & Sun
March 8-9 & 15-16,
2014

12:00pm -4:00pm
Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum!  Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft.
Pay-what-you-wish
Dressing for Downton: Spadina Museum presents the Costumes of Downton Abbey

Spadina Museum (next door to Casa Loma)
285 Spadina Road
Toronto

Tel: (416) 392-6910
Website:


March 11 -
 April 13,
2014

12:00pm –
5:00pm
The exhibit features 20 costumes from the production, a selection of dresses and accessories from the City of Toronto collection of the same era and Downton Abbey-themed tours of the restored house. Create the perfect Downton experience by reserving a seat for Tea with your exhibit ticket. Tea is available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Seats are limited.
Weekdays: $25
Sat & Sun: $30
Cream Tea sitting:
$55
 

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