What to do this March Break for kids, teens and adults

Explore mammoths, theatre and maple syrup in the city

March Break is crunch time for parents scrambling to find new and interesting ways to entertain their young ones. However, March Break doesn’t need to be just about the kids. There are plenty of activities happening around the city for fun seekers of all ages, happening through until March 20.

With that in mind, here is a guide to help guide you through the week.

Ontario Science Centre:

For the interactive and curious kid, The Science Centre offers unique and interesting exhibits for all ages. This year, the Science Centre is hosting an new exhibit called Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. Kids can engage in interactive displays, see life-sized replicas and learn about human interaction and conservation all within one exhibit.


Listen below to the Toronto Observer’s interview with Dr. Daniel Fisher, professor of Palaeontology at the University of Michigan and curator of the exhibit.

Location: 770 Don Mills Rd.

Ticket prices: $13 (child), $16 (youth) and $22 (adult)

Find more information here.

Royal Ontario Museum:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has activities running all week from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. daily. Kids can act out lines from Shakespeare, dance like an Elizabethan and touch snakes and spiders.

Location: 100 Queen’s Park

Ticket prices: $14 (child), $15.50 (student) and $17 (adult)

Find more information here.

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival:

Tired of the indoors? With demonstrations and wagons rides, families can learn how maple syrup is harvested and made and have a pancake breakfast.

Locations: Bruce’s Mills Conservation Area, 3291 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville

Ticket prices: $5.75 + HST (child) and $8.85 + HST (adult)

Find more information here.

For adults and teens, there are lots of options around the city during the week.

Toronto Comic-Con:

Celebrating all things geek, the Toronto Comic-Con has unique exhibitions, presentations, workshops and celebrity guests. The event runs from March 18-20.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.

Ticket prices: $20-$50

Find more information here.

Romeo & Juliet, National Ballet of Canada:


For those wanting to soak in some culture this March Break, the National Ballet will be performing Shakespeare’s story of the ill-fated love affair of the star-crossed lovers. Tickets start at $30.

Location: 145 Queen St W.

Ticket prices: starting at $30, see box office for more information.

Find more information here.

The Legend of Zelda Symphony:

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The acclaimed concert comes to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to give the audience a unique experience of performing music from the video game franchise on March 19. Tickets are limited.

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E.

Ticket prices: $30-$115

Find more information here.


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Posted: Mar 15 2016 11:53 am
Filed under: Arts & Life News