Science, Superheroes And Art for Kids
TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - From Spider-Man to spider webs, Ontario's
cultural attractions are offering unique experiences and incredible adventures
during this year's March break.
"This is a wonderful time of the year for kids," said Minister of Culture
Di Cocco. "Exciting exhibits, feature films and interactive science are just a
few of the innovative and interesting activities available at Ontario's
cultural attractions this March break."
Visit www.ontarioculture.ca (Click on "View the Calendar") for Ontario's
many activities or www.culture.gov.on.ca for information on Ontario's cultural
Places for the family to visit this March break include:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Each day has a different artistic challenge. Students from ages
14- 18 can focus on developing solid design skills through
drawing, painting and printmaking. Visit www.ago.net or call the
Family Fun Hotline at (416) 979-6615.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
March break activities include Muskoka wildlife, wordless stories
and dance by Noriko Yamamoto and much more. Visit
www.mcmichael.com or call (905) 893-1121 (1-888-213-1121 toll
free) for more information.
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
Live like a superhero, step into a suit of armour to lift a Mazda
CX-7 or hang from a super-strong spider web. Experience the
creatures of the Rainforest. It's all here. Visit
www.ontariosciencecentre.ca or call (416) 696-1000 for more
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
This March break you don't need a green thumb to be charmed by
thousands of orchid blooms. The Orchid Society Show has a
breathtaking diversity of colour and shape. Visit the Orchid
Society's website at www.osrbg.ca/orchid_show or call
(905) 527-1158 for more information.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Unique and memorable exhibits such as Ancient Peru Unearthed:
Golden Treasures of a Lost Civilization are yours to discover. In
the ROM's newest exhibition, more than 120 artifacts, most of
which are gold, have been excavated from a rare undisturbed tomb.
Visit www.rom.on.ca or call (416) 586-5549 for more information.
Science North, Sudbury
Be among the first to see Science North's new special exhibit -
Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins. It's one of the
"coolest" ways to spend your March Break. The Gold Adventure
program will have kids panning for gold and learning about
precious metals through a variety of hands-on activities. Visit
www.sciencenorth.on.ca or call (705) 523-4629 (1-800-461-4898
outside of Sudbury) for more information.
A variety of special programs for kids and families are also available at
local library branches during March break.
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For further information:
For further information: Guy Lepage, Communications Branch, (416)
314-3497; Mark Thompson, Minister's Office, (416) 325-4071