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It may be cold ouside, but there are plenty of family events in February to warm the heart and soul. Get an up-close look at the sun, skate the day (or evening) away, make a keepsake Year of the Rooster craft for Chinese New Year or learn to play the djembe at Kuumba, celebrating Black History Month.
Description: Come learn about our nearest star; safely observe the sun with a specially filtered telescope and see if you can spot unique surface features like sunspots, prominences, and spicules.
Location: TELUSCAPE observation pad, outside main entrance
Date: February 4
Description: Wondering if the Ice Age is over and if it will ever return? Curious about when it first started? And what happened to all those ice age mammals? All your questions will be answered when you visit the Big Freeze exhibit. There will be plenty of activities and lots to explore as you learn about the Ice Age.
Date: January 21–April 17
Price: Free for children under 4, $9 for children ages 4 to 12, $13 for youth/student, and $16 for adults
Description: We all have a home somewhere, but it's not always easy to find. When the Duckthing hatches in an empty nest, it'll have to figure it where it came from and where it belongs. Luckily, the world is full of catchy tunes and kind creatures. Come see this re-imagined story based on Hans Christian Anderson's original.
Date: Through February 5
Description: Visit Toronto’s most scenic rink, looking out on Lake Ontario’s beautiful shoreline. There’s heated indoor change rooms, lockers, and washrooms. Warm up with some yummy hot food and drinks at the rink-side restaurant, Boxcar Social. Or head out after dark for a DJ Skate Night on Saturdays.
Date: Through March 1
Description: Kids ages 8 and up are invited to the Art Hub for a fun, creative day filled with painting. Each paint day has a different theme to inspire everyone, and the kids get to take home their colourful creations. The theme for February is Superheroes. Beginners are welcome and will be taught the basics. Materials and canvases are included.
Date: February 3
Price: $68 full day, $45 half-day
Description: Returning this year is Toronto’s longest-running celebration of Black History Month and this time a second weekend has been added. Sit in on thought-provoking panel discussions and socially-driven cultural programming, exploring themes that are currently effecting our global community including Black Lives Matter, Women's Empowerment and the Invisible Majority. Kid-centered activities include crafts, a djembe drumming workshop, storytelling, and a children's short-film series.
Date: February 3–11
Description: Attend this underwater sleepover party that you won't soon forget! You'll get to explore the Aquarium, participate in educational experiences, and learn all about the water-dwelling animals that call the aquarium home. There will be a bedtime snack, before tucking into your sleeping bag in the "Dangerous Lagoon" shark tunnel.
Date: February 11
Description: Move your paws for one of the world’s most vulnerable species! This event is open to all walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Dress warm and bring the family out for a day of fun, fundraising, and fitness. All proceeds go to the Polar Bear Conservation!
Date: February 25
Price: Free for registrants; parking $12
Description: Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster with the LunarFest Winter Games, NaRae Korean Dance—a children's ensemble performing traditional folk dance and song, special rooster-themed paper crafts sessions for kids, and Spring Melody by the Toronto Taiwanese Chamber Orchestra.
Date: February 4 and 5
Description: New this year, the Toronto Light Festival showcases 17 light-art installations for 45 days this winter. Following in the footsteps of the popular Amsterdam Light Festival, the display is an outdoor gallery of illumination against the brick and cobblestone backdrop of the Distillery Historic District.
Date: Through March 12
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