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Check out our Southern Ontario Events Calendar for lots of interesting and fun events and activities for local families in Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area, York, Peel, Hamilton-Halton, the Kawarthas, Niagara and more...

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Macramé Wall Hangings

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Make cool macramé artwork to hang on your bedroom wall. You’ll be able to tell your friends you made it yourself! Ages 12-17. Event Info + Register: http://bit.ly/2jgfHBY

Family Science Night

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With Scientists in School, students become the scientists. These workshops will spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment through hands-on, discovery-based learning. For kids in K to G8 and their parents. For complete program descriptions, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca. Jan. 25 – Math Plus Science = FUN Jan. 31 – Chemical Capers: Good Clean Fun Feb. 15 – Physics Phun: Obey Newton, It’s the Law! Feb. 21 – Chemical Capers: Please Play with Your Food Feb. 28 – Forensic: Catch Me if You Can One hour program. When Registering, please select the timeslot you prefer. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

Maker Zone

Description

Come imagine, design and create projects that inspire you in this six-week inventive after school program. Ages 9-12. Register/Event Info: http://bit.ly/2iD3Ygf

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Bedtime Bash: All About Munsch!

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Do you have a favourite Robert Munsch book? Come join us as we play games, listen to stories, and have lots of fun! Family program. Register: http://bit.ly/2ipQIh5

Big Wall o' Fun!

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Challenge your friends with interactive touchscreen games, like Hangman, Charades and Escape Rooms. Come by and try them out on the big screen, multi or single-player games available. Ages 5-12. Register: http://bit.ly/2j5X3NA

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

ROMKids Sleepovers

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Bunk down for the night at Toronto’s ultimate backstage museum pass at the Royal Ontario Museum! Before bedtime, visitors are invited to get up close to Museum artifacts with exclusive after-hours access to our galleries, speak with ROM experts, enjoy a special movie screening, and make your own souvenir to take home. Plus don't miss the PJ karaoke and late night snack! ROM Sleepovers include: Admission to the ROM for the evening and the following day of your event A special film screening (Night at the Museum – Part 1 or 2)* subject to change without notice Exclusive exploration of one of the ROM’s most popular galleries Access to the ROM’s Hands-On Galleries: CIBC Discovery Gallery , and Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity Hands-on, age-appropriate crafts and activities Opportunities to touch real artifacts from the collections Karaoke PJ Party A late night snack and morning continental breakfast Spending a night sleeping in the Museum! Upcoming sleepovers and what to pack. For children ages 5 and up. Adult (19+) supervision required (1 adult to 5 children). Families and groups of any size are invited to register. Upcoming Sleepovers: Sleepovers include admission to the ROM for the evening and following day of your event. All ROMkids Sleepovers begin Friday at 5 pm and end Saturday at 10 am For program details, please select a date and visit the sleepover registration page. Friday January 27, 2017 Friday February 10, 2017 Friday March 3, 2017 Friday April 7, 2017

Friday Maker Night

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Books are the springboard for family maker adventures. The whole family is invited to share stories, create and explore. Jan. 27 – Family Literacy Day Celebration Explore picture book illustration as we try our hand at different styles using plasticine and collage. Make your own play dough. Feb. 17 – Take Flight Join our test lab to see what characteristics help airplanes and helicopters fly. Drop in. All ages.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Forest of Reading Family Story Time

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Explore the nominated titles for the Blue Spruce Award and discover a great book to read. Family program. Register: http://bit.ly/2ii7nVx

Saturday Maker Club

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Learn about the wonderful world of 3D printing! Find out: What is 3D printing? How do 3D printers work? How can I print my own 3D objects? What can I print? What can I not print? Ages 10 to 14. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront

Description

This winter, sharpen your skates and skills as Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights return to the Natrel Rink. Get ready for nine weeks of non-stop dancing every Saturday night as DJs drop electrifying beats guaranteed to keep the city grooving all night.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

To Wax or Box?

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Decorate pizza boxes and create amazing art, or melt soy wax beads into funky fresh candles. Which one will you choose? Ages 9-12. Register: http://bit.ly/2iMgegH

Family Science Night

Description

With Scientists in School, students become the scientists. These workshops will spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment through hands-on, discovery-based learning. For kids in K to G8 and their parents. For complete program descriptions, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca. Jan. 31 – Chemical Capers: Good Clean Fun Feb. 15 – Physics Phun: Obey Newton, It’s the Law! Feb. 21 – Chemical Capers: Please Play with Your Food Feb. 28 – Forensic: Catch Me if You Can One hour program. When Registering, please select the 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. timeslot or the 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. timeslot. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Maker Zone

Description

Come imagine, design and create projects that inspire you in this six-week inventive after school program. Ages 9-12. Register: http://bit.ly/2iPyjaK

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

PA Day Painting Camp

Description

Every PA-Day, we invite students to the Art Hub for a fun day of painting! There are inspiring themes each day, and everyone takes home their colourful creations! The theme for February 3 is Superheroes. Beginners welcome: we will teach you all the basics, step-by-step. All materials and canvases are included. Two health-conscious snacks are provided each day. Extended hours are available by request. Suitable for ages 8+. Full day camp: $68 | Half day camp $45

PA Day Museum Detective Camp.

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Make it a PA Day to remember with fun-filled discovery of local history with our PA Day Museum Detective Camp. Camp 1: February 3rd Camp 2: March 10th Camp 3: June 9th Each camp will be filled with themed activities, games and crafts and lots of fun! Programs for campers aged 6 – 12, space is limited, sign up today! 9 am – 4pm 62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville Call 905.623-2734 or email info@claringtonmuseums.com to reserve your spot. $40 per camper per day *Before and after care available *Museum Members receive a 10% discount Not a museum member? It’s easy! Ask about member benefits. www.claringtonmuseums.com

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

Drums, Dance and Storytelling

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Since the beginning of human history, drumming and dance have been used to tell stories, express emotions and bring communities together. Explore the tradition of West African storytelling through dance and movement, song and poetry together with the rhythm of the drums. Drums will be provided for all participants. Ages 5+. Register: http://bit.ly/2jRy3d4

Open House

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Trafalgar Castle girls learn and lead on their own terms. They graduate as women of strength and character, ready to make their mark on a waiting world of endless possibilities. Join us for our Open House to learn more about Trafalgar Castle School.

Black History Month: Kids Pancake Breakfast

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Join special guest Tshaka Takura for African storytelling, folktales, songs and dance. Stick around for free pancakes and fruit salad! Kids between the ages of 4 and 12, and their families, are invited to join the Ajax Reading Circle for this special event. Drop in.

Lumina Borealis

Description

Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing its beauty from anyone but those with a warm heart. Lumina Borealis is a night-time winter experience set in Fort Henry. Produced by Moment Factory, a Montreal based multimedia entertainment studio, this event is inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. Lumina Borealis will draw people into a participative, colourful and enchanting experience that is interactive and sure to make you love winter. Visit www.luminaborealis.com to buy tickets. Timed entry, advance ticket purchase recommended. Family friendly rates.

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront

Description

This winter, sharpen your skates and skills as Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights return to the Natrel Rink. Get ready for nine weeks of non-stop dancing every Saturday night as DJs drop electrifying beats guaranteed to keep the city grooving all night.

Durham Chapter Princess Ball

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! *Be sure to set up your free snapd account prior to purchasing tickets* at oshawa.snapd.com Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Durham Chapter is holding its first annual Princess Ball on Sunday, February 5th at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club. The Princess Ball in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada will be opening its royal gates to a day of dress up and fun for children ages 3 to 12 at this event in Oshawa. This magical event is dedicated to raising awareness and funds in support of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. It will feature an elegant mix of royal characters similar to those from popular children’s stories, bringing the magic of fairy tales to delighted boys and girls. Guests at this enchanting event will be treated to a royal entrance, child friendly brunch buffet, music, entertainment, dancing, balloons, different pampering stations, arts and crafts booths and other surprises throughout the day. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It has a range of effects on the body, but primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. It is estimated that one in every 3,600 children in Canada has cystic fibrosis. For more information on Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and to make a donation, please visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca The health and well being of people with cystic fibrosis is of paramount concern to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Please be advised that Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Infection Control and Prevention Policy will be in full effect, click here to read more: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/about-cf/living-with-cystic-fibrosis/infection-prevention-and-control

Sunday FUNday - Archaeology and the Ancestral Wendat

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Interact with artifacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites. Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history. Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artifacts on display from digs at Henry House. Sunday February 5th from 12 - 4 p.m. in the Verna Conant Gallery in Guy House. Free admission.

Family Science Night

Description

With Scientists in School, students become the scientists. These workshops will spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment through hands-on, discovery-based learning. For kids in K to G8 and their parents. One hour program. When registering, please select either the 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. timeslot or the 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. timeslot. Feb. 8 –Forensic: Catch Me if You Can

Gamers Club

Description

Compete in multiplayer tournaments of hit games such as Skylanders SWAP Force, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, followed by free play of any games the group would like. Game on! Now featuring Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox One! Drop-in program for ages 10 and up.

Saturday Maker Club

Description

Learn about the wonderful world of 3D printing! Find out: What is 3D printing? How do 3D printers work? How can I print my own 3D objects? What can I print? What can I not print? Ages 10 to 14. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront

Description

This winter, sharpen your skates and skills as Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights return to the Natrel Rink. Get ready for nine weeks of non-stop dancing every Saturday night as DJs drop electrifying beats guaranteed to keep the city grooving all night.

Family Science Night

Description

With Scientists in School, students become the scientists. These workshops will spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment through hands-on, discovery-based learning. For kids in K to G8 and their parents. For complete program descriptions, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca. Feb. 15 – Physics Phun: Obey Newton, It’s the Law! Feb. 21 – Chemical Capers: Please Play with Your Food Feb. 28 – Forensic: Catch Me if You Can One hour program. When Registering, please select the 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. timeslot or the 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. timeslot. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

Friday Maker Night

Description

Books are the springboard for family maker adventures. The whole family is invited to share stories, create and explore. Feb. 17 – Take Flight Join our test lab to see what characteristics help airplanes and helicopters fly. Drop in. All ages.

PA Day Fun at the BSM

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Keeping the kids busy on a PA Day can sometimes be a challenge. Why not bring them all down to the shoebox for some drop-in fun! Each child will receive an activity bag with a special craft, an ISpy game for each of the galleries and a colourful temporary tattoo. While here, be sure to check out the hands-on demo in our All About Shoes gallery from 1 – 3 pm.

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront

Description

This winter, sharpen your skates and skills as Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights return to the Natrel Rink. Get ready for nine weeks of non-stop dancing every Saturday night as DJs drop electrifying beats guaranteed to keep the city grooving all night.

Hamilton Kids-Fest 2017

Description

Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! February 18, 19, 20, 2017. Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day. All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more!

Family Day Weekend

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Open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily Bring your family to meet ours this Family Day weekend! Meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panapan, enjoy over 10 km of walking trails and explore five indoor tropical pavilions. Plus, don’t forget about our daily animal keeper talks. Connecting with Wildlife Conservation – Big and Small Wild Families From 10am to 2 pm Kids and adults will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation by visiting our BIG and SMALL interactive interpretive stations at Polar Bear, Gorilla, and Indo-Malaya Pavilion Interpretive Stations. Check out our schedule and drop by to learn about how we at the Toronto Zoo are working hard to save and protect animals from around the world. *Please note all events subject to change without notice.

Hamilton Kids-Fest 2017

Description

Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! February 18, 19, 20, 2017. Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day. All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more!

Family Day Weekend

Description

Open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily Bring your family to meet ours this Family Day weekend! Meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panapan, enjoy over 10 km of walking trails and explore five indoor tropical pavilions. Plus, don’t forget about our daily animal keeper talks. Connecting with Wildlife Conservation – Big and Small Wild Families From 10am to 2 pm Kids and adults will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation by visiting our BIG and SMALL interactive interpretive stations at Polar Bear, Gorilla, and Indo-Malaya Pavilion Interpretive Stations. Check out our schedule and drop by to learn about how we at the Toronto Zoo are working hard to save and protect animals from around the world. *Please note all events subject to change without notice.

Family Day Fun at the BSM

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Chill with us BSM style on Family Day Monday and experience a magical wonderland. Enjoy arts & crafts, hands-on demos, ISpy in the galleries, try-on shoes and so much more! A special viewing of The Snow Queen will complete your afternoon – join Ellie on an incredible journey as she tries to rescue her brother Tom from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen and save the world to boot! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale. Film begins at 12 pm. Sponsored by Bruce Etherington & Associates

Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works

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Spend Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works! Enjoy free skating and outdoor activities with the family, then refuel with Family Day Brewers' Backyard and local food options. Activities run from 11am to 5pm on February 20, 2017. Activities include: Skating Family Fun in the Children's Garden Fat Bike Rides Nordic Pole Walking Walk the Don The Culture & Tradition of the Canoe Brewer's Backyard Check out https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/12649/ for all the details. See you there!

Hamilton Kids-Fest 2017

Description

Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! February 18, 19, 20, 2017. Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day. All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more!

Family Day Weekend

Description

Open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily Bring your family to meet ours this Family Day weekend! Meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panapan, enjoy over 10 km of walking trails and explore five indoor tropical pavilions. Plus, don’t forget about our daily animal keeper talks. Connecting with Wildlife Conservation – Big and Small Wild Families From 10am to 2 pm Kids and adults will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation by visiting our BIG and SMALL interactive interpretive stations at Polar Bear, Gorilla, and Indo-Malaya Pavilion Interpretive Stations. Check out our schedule and drop by to learn about how we at the Toronto Zoo are working hard to save and protect animals from around the world. *Please note all events subject to change without notice.

Family Science Night

Description

With Scientists in School, students become the scientists. These workshops will spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment through hands-on, discovery-based learning. For kids in K to G8 and their parents. For complete program descriptions, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca. Feb. 21 – Chemical Capers: Please Play with Your Food Feb. 28 – Forensic: Catch Me if You Can One hour program. When Registering, please select the 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. timeslot or the 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. timeslot. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.