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July 2019

Celebrate 50 Years with the Ontario Science Center

Friday, July 19 @ 5:40 am - Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

For our 50th birthday year, we’re rallying all generations of dreamers and doers to join us in celebrating the human adventure of discovery. Exciting Programming — All Year Long A full calendar of events will take place every month throughout 2019 — from Sleepovers and Maker Workshops to Star Parties, Nuit Blanche and our Great Conversations Speakers Series. There is always something happening for everyone at the Science Centre!

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The Moon: A Voyage Through Time

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, August 18
Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1K1 Canada
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by discovering the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages. Since the dawn of civilization, the moon has captivated cultures. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, The Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting orb in the sky and looks at the role it has played in faith, science, and the arts across the…

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9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
Hockey Hall of Fame, Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$14 – $20

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of ‘Mr. Hockey’ and ‘The Great One’.

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LEGO Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Friday, July 19 - Monday, September 2
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$13 – $22

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, The LEGO Group has a display and exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre. From now until September 2nd, an 11-foot-tall LEGO SLS Rocket (the NASA Rocket built to take us from the Moon to Mars) will be on display and visitors will be invited to use their creativity to build what they imagine a city in space could look like out of LEGO bricks. This highly visual model and interactive…

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Exhibit: Archaeology Alive! The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site in

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 5:40 am - Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site, uncovered in southeast Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005. Engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat Nation members. This exhibit will run through June of 2020 and is available to be seen during Museum's regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday. General admission applies.

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Pretty Heroes & Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration 2019

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:30 am - Sunday, July 21 @ 6:00 pm
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Z5 Canada
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We first started as the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration. Now we’re continuing our journey to incorporate even more girl power to meet the demands of fans in Toronto and Canada. We are the first (and currently only) girl power fandom convention in Canada. We want to encourage young people to pursue their dreams and define what being a hero means for them. If you enjoy narratives featuring strong female characters – you will find a positive, welcoming space at our events.…

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August 2019

Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour – Midland Harbour & Discovery Harbour

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, ON Canada
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The TALL SHIPS Challenge Ontario festival in Midland, ON will kick-off with a FREE event Friday August 9th at 7pm downtown with the “ATTACK ON THE PORT OF MIDLAND” as part of the Battle of Georgian Bay War of 1812 re-enactment event. The Attack on the Port of Midland will be a fictional naval Tall Ship battle escalating into a full-scale marine assault landing of American forces on the shores of Midland Harbour. British troops and allies fight a retreating…

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August Kids Day Weekend at the Canadian Automotive Museum

Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11
Canadian Automotive Museum Inc., 99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G7 Canada
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Join us at the Museum for a glamourous movie-themed day of crafts, scavenger hunts, family-friendly tours, and a Hollywood photo shoot fit for the stars! Activities to look forward to - design the logo of your own movie star car, look for props in our scavenger hunt to win prizes, draw your own movie poster, and walk the red carpet to your own opening night photo shoot. No reservations required. Regular admission rates apply, members free. This program is recommended…

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Canadian National Exhibition

Friday, August 16 - Monday, September 2
Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K3C3 Canada
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Toronto’s iconic summer tradition, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), returns August 16 to September 2, 2019 with all-new features and popular favourites that continue to attract more than 1.5 million visitors annually. New for 2019, the CNE will host the Canadian premiere of the travelling exhibition “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic,” comprised of iconic images that defined the 21st century ranging from the striking portrait of Afghan Girl by photographer Steve McCurry, to a haunting photo of The Titanic…

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Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Ave
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2J1 Canada
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Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).

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Heritage Day

Sunday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum & Archives), 7239 Concession 6
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R2 Canada
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Heritage Day is returning for another year. There are planned kids activities, spinning and rug hooking demonstrations, re-enactors and more. There will be lots of new and interesting vendors, including local artists, jewelry, metal and woodworking. ​Come say hello at the the USHS membership table to renew or sign up for a membership. You can also play guess the Mystery Antiques!

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