What are your plans for this Family Day weekend? Skiiing? Staying in the city perhaps? Here are some great events worth checking out in Toronto!
CARNIVAL at the Royal Ontario Museum
February 16, 17 and 18
In celebration of Black History Month join in the festivities and participate in Carnival themed activities. Make some noise in the drumming workshops lead by musicians, create your own Carnival headpiece, listen to storytellers or go on a scavenger hunt to learn about the stories and history of Carnival.
Official website: www.rom.on.ca
ULTIMATE DINOSAURS at the Royal Ontario Museum
Exhibition ends March 17
This is like no other dinosaur exhibit you’ve ever seen. Discover new and unusual breeds of dinos from the southern hemisphere. Experience it in augmented reality using the latest technology with iPads (they are set up everywhere – or bring your own!). Download the APP to make the dinosaurs come to life for a very cool experience.
Link to our review here: http://www.urbanmoms.ca/the_cultured_pearl/2012/06/dinosaurs-at-the-rom.html
Official website: http://www.rom.on.ca/dinos/
KGO at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Monday, February 18th
The AGO transforms into the Kids Gallery of Ontario (KGO). The gallery will be focused on everything for the family with hands-on art activities exploring the theme of “art explosion”. Families will have a chance to “blow up” and break down art. The day also includes an all-day dance party in Walker Court with a DJ and costumed animators.Kid-led tours will give families a “kids’ eye view” of the AGO collections. Family Yoga and story times are also scheduled. In partnership with Bunch Inc. Family pass for 2 adults and up to 5 youths (ages 6 to 17) is $39. As always, free admission for kids age 5 and under.
Official Website: www.ago.net
TIFF Family Day
Monday, February 18
FREE programming including family friendly screenings, activities, and workshops at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Films for children from the around the world will be showcased. Experience the magic of green screen technology and pop up magic shows running throughout the day.
Official Website: www.tiff.net
The Wizard of Oz
Ed Mirvish Theatre
Follow the yellow brick road to the newest stage production by Andrew Lloyd Webber with Mirvish Productions. You may recognize the lovely and talented Danielle Wade who stars as Dorothy. She captured Canadian hearts as she was selected as the winner of CBC’s Over The Rainbow reality show. You’ll recognize your favourite songs from the original screenplay and discover new songs created for this re-creation for the stage.
Official Website: www.mirvish.com
Canadian International AutoShow
February 15 – February 24
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Car enthusiasts love flocking to this show not just to get an idea of what the next car will be from the big players Ford, Honda, BMW, Mercedes etc…but there’s plenty of drool worthy vehicles there to check out including the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish (the special Skyfall Silver edition inspired by the recent James Bond Film), the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Lp 560-4 Spyder, Tesla and many more. There’s also interactive and fun activities throughout the show..and it’s a biggie! Bring your camera and your walking shoes! (FYI..The Bugatti shown in the pic is from last year)
Family pass for 2 adults and 2 kids ages 7-12: $39.60
Official Website: www.autoshow.ca
CBC & Evergreen Brick Works Family Day Outdoor Winter Picnic
Monday, February 18. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Share in the making of a community soup and meet Bo On The Go! From Kids’ CBC!
CBC’s Live Right Now and Evergreen Brick Works invites families to head outdoors and take part in a special winter picnic event. Dress warm, pack a picnic and join in an afternoon of skating, healthy eating and activities. If you don’t want to pack a lunch, there will be great food vendors on hand including Pimenton, Local Kitchen & Wine Bar and My Little Dumplings, as well as a President’s Choice demo table. A homemade stone soup will be prepared on-site over the campfire for all to share; families are encouraged to bring a fresh vegetable to contribute!
Visit www.ebw.evergreen.ca for more details.
And looking ahead…
SCOOBY-DOO Live! Musical Mysteries
From Feb 16 to 24 Family Week special offer! Adults who purchase a full-price ticket for shows on March 15 at 5pm and March 16 at 10:30 am will also received an accompanying ticket for free! Live at the Sony Centre. Follow Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and friends as they solved some mysteries in this fun stage production!
Official Website: www.sonycentre.ca
Whatever you plan to do, have a great time with your family! What are your plans? There are so many great events happening in the city and elsewhere!
Feel free to add any special events in the comment section below!