Ontario's Cultural Attractions Offer March Break Madness



    Science, Superheroes And Art for Kids

    TORONTO, March 12 /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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