Ontario's Cultural Attractions Offer March Break Madness



    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
attractions.

    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
           information.

    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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                            www.culture.gov.on.ca
    





For further information:

For further information: Guy Lepage, Communications Branch, (416)
314-3497; Mark Thompson, Minister's Office, (416) 325-4071

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