January 28, 2014 - May 5, 2014 Ontario Science Center 770 Don Mills Road
Grab the kids and run, jump and play your way through this interactive exhibition all about the human body. Sesame Street Presents: The Body covers everything from fingers and toes to your ishy squishy insides. Some of the wonderful exhibits are:
Your Insides The body is an amazing, complicated machine and you can't even see most of it... except here! Count your organs at the Count's Organ Organ and see what happens to the food you eat at Oscar's Digestion.
Your Outsides Learn all about the different body parts you can see, like your hands, your feet and your head. Learn what they do and put them to use to help Elmo ride a bike or see how high you can make Grover jump.
Staying Healthy Staying healthy is one of your body's most important jobs. Learn how eating healthy foods, exercising and resting help keep your body healthy and strong at Ernie's Rub-a-Dub Tub, Rosita's Locomotion, and Baby Bear's Mini Mart.
Big, squishy noses. Fuzzy, furry feet. It's an exhibition all about the body!
February 6, 2014 - March 7, 2014 TIFF Bell Lightbox
TIFF’s series of family film screenings continues on Fridays in the new year. These films are scheduled for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) PA Days and continue through until March Break. This season’s films include animated features The Legend of Sarila and Bee Movie along with the documentaries Bugs! 3D, Meerkats 3D, Sea Monsters 3D and Flying Monsters 3D.
The Legend of Sarila is about a young man living in the Arctic, who must save his people, while Bee Movie follows a bumblebee voiced by Jerry Seinfeld, who ventures out into the the human world.
February 6, 2014 - March 30, 2014 Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor Street West
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an exhibition that explores the history of the sneaker from the 19th century through to today. Out of the Box is the first exhibition in North America to showcase the history of sneaker culture and will feature over 120 sneakers representing the past 150 years.
Highlighting iconic sneakers from the 20th and 21st centuries, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historical beginnings of the sneaker from its emergence in the 19th century to becoming one of the most democratic forms of footwear in the 20th century to its current position as status symbol and icon of urban culture.
This is Not a Toy is an exhibit that examines the urban vinyl genre, featuring larger-than-life sculptures and inflatables that focus on toy culture. This pop culture art has roots in manga and graffiti culture. The aim of the exhibit is to showcase the lust the consumer has for the next big thing, products that balance accessibility of design with the distinction of art. Artists include KAWS, Kidrobot, Medicom, Frank Kozik, Huck Gee, and others.
February 11, 2014 - March 15, 2014 Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road
Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. The film concentrated on key aggregation points around the world: Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles and New Zealand. Key figures in the history of shark research, people whose lives have been changed by contact with the great white, tell us of their experiences, culminating in a direct encounter between man and shark.
February 15, 2014 - March 23, 2014 Solar Stage Theatre 4950 Yonge Street North York
Multiple Munsch features several Robert Munsch stories including 50 Below Zero, I’m So Embarrassed and No Clean Clothes staged together as one play. This play was adapted by William Martyn and is suitable for children between the ages of three and ten. In addition to the regular afternoon performance, Solar Stage will be mounting three performances a day during the March Break period and on Family Day.
Plot: The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Showtimes Thursday, February 27 Encores in select locations: Saturday, March 22, Sunday, March 23, Wednesday, April 2 Saturday, April 19, Monday, May 5, Sunday, May 11
National Theatre Live: War Horse is playing at Cineplex theatres across Canada.
March 1, 2014 - March 30, 2014 Mountsberg Conservation Area 2259 Millburough Line Campbellville
March is the month for all things maple! A sticky sweet harbinger of spring, the maple sap flows for the syrup festival at Mountsberg during March and early April. Mountsberg’s Maple Town sugar bush has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years. Approximately 600 trees are tapped during spring and the watery sap is be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty.
Included in your maple experience:
See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles
Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples
Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods
Explore our straw playground and slide, climb jump and run in the Play Barn
See dramatic birds of prey demonstrations in the Raptor Centre
View bison, eagles, hawks and owls along the Wildlife Walkway
A landmark in children’s literature, this interactive adaptation of the award-winning Maurice Sendak classic delighted sold-out audiences when last presented at YPT in 2005. The incorrigible Max, sent to bed without his supper, embarks on imaginary travels to a land of wild animals and extraordinary adventures – where he is ultimately crowned ruler. Young audiences are invited to sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things.
Back by overwhelming demand!
In the Studio | Mar. 4 – 30, 2014 Recommended for JK-Grade 2 | Ages 3-7 Running Time: Approximately 50 Minutes
Patrons may be asked to remove footwear before entering The Studio theatre in order to keep the seating mats clean and tidy for audience members.
March 5, 2014 - March 8, 2014 All Performances @ Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Avenue (St. Clair W/Christie)
The Tale of a T-Shirt is a highly comedic piece, where the social, political, and fantastical collide as a t-shirt travels the world – making its way from seed to cotton to cloth.
Inspired by actual events, the redevelopment of this piece juxtaposes comedy with real archival images and documentary materials, incorporating them all together as a means of telling this important story in a compelling yet accessible way. The Tale of a T-Shirt is not meant to tell us what we should do, but is rather intended to open up lines of discussion and spark curiosity in young people about the world around them. Daring us to look beyond the familiar storefront windows, this high energy performance is sure to dazzle audiences, while simultaneously provoking them to question the roles they play as consumers in this social and economic game that lasts a lifetime.
March 7, 2014 - March 16, 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame
Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey and more. View hockey’s first 3D film and get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso. Access your March Break Family Value Coupon at HHOF.com.
March 7, 2014 - March 8, 2014 Walnut Contemporary Gallery, 201 Niagara Street, Toronto, ON M5V 1C9 t: 416-271-6599
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Plan Canada is launching Every Day is Malala Day, a children’s book honouring the spirit of Malala Yousafzai – a young Pakistani girl and education activist who survived a Taliban attack in 2012 and valiantly continues her campaign for the rights of girls to go to school.
Written by Rosemary McCarney, Plan Canada President and CEO, with Plan International, the book’s powerful story and imagery capture how Malala Yousafzai’s crusade for education serves as a daily inspiration for girls around the globe.
To bring this book to life, Plan Canada is hosting a two-day exhibition at the Walnut Contemporary Gallery, presenting artwork from local artists who have taken direct inspiration from the book. International Women’s Day, celebrated all over the world, inspires women and celebrates their achievements. Every successful woman, whether in the developed or developing world, was once a girl who had access to education and resources. We invite everyone to join Plan Canada for this dynamic and inspiring exhibit to celebrate and mark an important day. #theMalalaEffect plancanada.ca becauseiamagirl.ca
March 7, 2014 - March 7, 2014 3603 Hwy 7 E, Unit 106, Markham L3R 8W3 | 416.900.2633
CREATE ART WITH PAINT & UPCYCLED MATERIALS! We care about Markham’s sustainability so we’re partnering up with the City of Markham to think of creative ways to reuse things we normally throw away and turn them into beautiful art on canvas! At the Aim to Sustain: PA Day Paint Workshop, we’ll show your child how to create upcycle art on a 16×20 canvas. All materials and supplies are provided. COOL CONTEST, GREAT PRIZES The City of Markham’s Sustainability Office will be introducing the concept of sustainability to the children. Plus, your child’s art can be automatically entered into the City of Markham’s “Aim to Sustain” contest and have their artwork displayed in public spaces around Markham. Lastly, your child will get a chance to win cool prizes, including tickets to the Markham Theatre and Recreation Passes to different classes run by the City of Markham!
March 7, 2014 - March 8, 2014 Flato Markham Theatre- 171 Town Centre Blvd.
The Royal Moscow Ballet brings its masterful production of Sleeping Beauty to Canada for an exclusive Markham debut! With its exquisite artistry, opulent sets, dazzling costumes and international ballet stars, Sleeping Beauty will instantly win its way into hearts of all ages. This truly is the opportunity to bask in the greatness and the glory of the grand ballet genre at its absolute most sublime! Show at 8pm on March 7, 2014 & at 2pm on March 8, 2014 PRIME $69, REGULAR $64 STUDENT (17 & under) $39 DIAMOND 4-PAK* (2 p.m. Matinee only) $150 *(Minimum 1 child 17 & under) Contact our BOX OFFICE: 905-305-7469 [email protected] www.markhamtheatre.ca
March 7, 2014 - March 16, 2014 Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
March Break Special at Scenic Caves. Get the whole family outdoors for x-country skiing or snowshoeing at special discount rates for trail passes and equipment rental. Free trail passes for youth under 6 years of age. Kids can enjoy a Scavenger Hunt and win prizes. Children's Firepit Lunch Special: Roast spider dogs and s'mores for $2. For more information: www.sceniccaves.com or call (705) 446-0256 ext. 223
March 7, 2014 - March 9, 2014 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto ComiCon is now a 3-day pop culture extravaganza March 7-9, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Bldg. Celebrity autographs, photos, and Q&A panels include Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), IronE Singleton (The Walking Dead), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Firefly), and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). All-ages comic, sci-fi, horror, anime & gaming fun!
4 to 9pm Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday.
Just added! This exclusive event will tear the characters of the hit animated series 6TEEN from the screen and let you experience it LIVE! The assembled cast of 6TEEN will read; beginning to end, a script; scene per scene LIVE in front of a fan audience!
Kids 12 and under FREE! CLICK HERE to get your coupon which must be presented for Kids' free admission.
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