Take an unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain, the control centre for our thoughts, senses and feelings.
Walk through a forest of tangled wires and flashing lights that evokes trillions of firing synapses inside the brain. Watch a video projected on a giant brain model that provides an introduction to the many areas and functions of this remarkable organ. Explore how your brain processes language, organizes the visual world, and stores memories. Learn about the surprising ways the brain continually rewires itself through different stages of life and discover how new knowledge about the brain's inner workings may help scientists repair and improve brain function.
Along the way, be challenged with puzzles and games that probe neural connections and pathways. Finally, relax in the "Brain Lounge" and observe how different parts of the brain are stimulated by various activities - like listening to music, sporting events or foreign languages.
Special Exhibition included with Science Centre Admission
December 13, 2014 - April 26, 2015 Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr.
The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route — and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas, and technologies between peoples that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century.
Through the display of more than 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.
A classic tale goes rogue in THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, the heart-pounding, eye-popping new stage adventure from the Royal Shakespeare Company that puts a bold new twist on the story of the world's most infamous outlaw.
This raucous and thrilling production explodes off the stage with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music written and performed by the celebrated indie roots band Parsonsfield.
Don't miss this internationally acclaimed, delightfully theatrical experience - it's Sherwood Forest like you've never seen it before!
For 5,000 years, divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.
A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.
December 27 and 28 - Hamilton Place, Hamilton January 16 to 18 - Living Arts Centre, Mississauga January 21 to 25 - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
Weekends and holidays – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!
Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore! (905) 854-2276
A fun, family friendly introduction to snowshoeing! Crawford Lake staff help families learn how to snowshoe; taking them along the trail to look for wildlife tracks and signs, and play games as the sun sets over the winter landscape. As darkness falls we settle in around the campfire in the Iroquoian Village for hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows.
This event is suitable for children age 8--14. The snowshoes aren't suitable for younger children, but younger siblings are welcome to slide along (please bring your sled!). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.
Every Saturday in January and February (weather permitting) 4 pm--6 pm Purchase tickets online.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling military school for thinking too many "thinks."
Horton's attention to the speck of dust and his "loitering" care of Mayzie LaBird's egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose "thinks" save them all in the end!
See Spadina, and the history of Toronto, through the eyes of the Austin family, who made it their home. Business people, artists, socialites and philanthropists, the Austins were a prominent family whose struggles and triumphs were closely tied to those of Toronto as they entered the 20th century. Regular admission applies.
Saturdays and Sundays 12:15, 1, 1:45, 3:15 and 4 pm tour start times
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure.
Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland.
Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.
No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older. Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting.
Cost: $40 with snowshoe rental; $30 without. Reservations are required: (705) 446-0256 ext. 223.
Alex follows a White Rabbit to Wonderland; a world where up is down and in is out. Alex tries to remember who he is and meets a Caterpillar, a March Hare, a Mad Hatter, and a Cheshire Cat along the way. Will he be able to find himself and find his way home?
Frogs: A Chorus of Colours introduces visitors to the amazing and colorful world of anurans – the frogs. Although most people have no aversion to frogs, their beauty and elegance are often overlooked.
These amphibians are among the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing, and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth. If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind!
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community.
Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.
In celebration of Family Literacy throughout January, library branches throughout the city are hosting storytime, crafts, bingo, puppet shows, and more. Parents and children are encouraged to particicpate together.
Join in at the parlour for Keeping You in Stitches, a relaxing afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your own projects from home or try out one of our fun patterns and add something to our #yarnbomb.
Extra needles, hooks, corkers, and yarn for practice and experimentation will be available. It is FREE to participate, however, donations are always welcome.
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