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April 2020

Exhibit: Archaeology Alive!

Thursday, April 2 - Saturday, June 20
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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General admission

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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Mindworks

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 26
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mindworks at the Ontario Science Center

Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you at MindWorks, a new exhibition researched, designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity and personality to understand your own mental processes. Sparking moments of mindfulness, this exhibition encourages active questioning and discovery through hands-on experiences. Presented with Knowledge Partner the Ontario Brain Institute. To April 26, 2020.

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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For Ages Newborn - 16 Months Make baby’s first class musical! Music is one of your baby's favorite things - AND it's one of the best thing for your baby's developing mind. Kindermusik Cuddle&Bounce classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences. Cuddle & Bounce classes…

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The Dragon’s Song

Thursday, April 2 - Saturday, July 18
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R1X8 Canada
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Be the hero. Discover the magic. Save the dragons. You have been asked to embark upon a dangerous quest: to save dragons from extinction. To do so you’ll need to sneak into a mysterious tower where the last dragon egg is rumored to rest. Will you find the egg and learn the secret of the dragon’s song? The Casa Loma Escape Series invites you into a fantastic world, full of strange science and mystical wonders. It’s the perfect adventure for…

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Terra Lumina

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 13
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Terra Lumina

Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo this winter, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony. Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia…

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Come From Away

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, May 31
Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8 Canada
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It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. Come From Away is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto has embraced with open arms and has audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they are “proud to be Canadian!” Written by Tony®-nominated Canadians…

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Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Thursday, April 2 @ 10:26 pm - Tuesday, June 30 @ 12:30 pm
Musical Munchkins, 361 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 Canada
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Clap, Tap, Sing and Shake with Musical Munchkins! Fun-filled classes for babies and toddlers provide musical experiences with playful rhythms and rhymes in a nurturing environment. Musical movement is introduced with action songs, instrument play, floating scarves and dance. A wonderful collection of songs is designed to inspire a love of music and support sensory, communication and motor skills. Enjoy nurturing time with your child as you sing and play with music! FREE TRIAL CLASS! Visit us at www.musicalmunchkins.ca

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Lake Country & Springwater Tap into Maple

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 13

Central Ontario’s Maple Syrup Festival, Trail, and Celebrations – Tap Into Maple 2020 Join us on the sweetest route in Central Ontario. This self driving route is the best way to experience Canada’s greatest product; maple syrup. Experience and learn all about maple and the Canadian tradition of harvesting this sweet sap. Located in Simcoe County and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario’s Lake Country is the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple. Some of our local maple…

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Mountsberg’s Maple Town

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Mountsberg Maple Town

Mountsberg’s sugar bush has been producing maple magic for almost 150 years and educating the public for more than 30 years. Approximately 600 trees are tapped during this most Canadian of seasons and the watery sap is be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty.

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Sweet Water Season

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5
Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Road
Milton, ON L9T 2X3 Canada
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Join us for the celebration of the Indigenous heritage and many flavours of maple! Guests will enjoy syrup sampling and learning how to make maple taffy on snow and maple sugar. Maple is more than pancakes, maple sap is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make a wide array of tasty treats.

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Spring Early Bird Discount on Nordic Season Pass

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Spring Early Bird Nordic Season passes super discount returns for the 2020-21 season. Spring discount only until April 5, 2020. Nordic Season Pass may be used seven days a week for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing plus access to the Suspension Bridge. Season passholders receive numerous benefits, bonus offers and additional special discounts. Nordic Centre operates December – March. Details: sceniccaves.com / (705) 446-0256

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, August 3
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. Kids and grown-ups of all ages are invited to discover and rediscover the magical world of this much-loved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Featuring interactive activities and larger-than-life environments, this exhibition will make you fall in love again with these thoughtful characters and delight in their resourcefulness while appreciating the…

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 24
ON Canada + Google Map

The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail features stops across Muskoka that have infused locally harvested maple syrup into their culinary offerings. From maple drizzled waffles to smokey-maple ribs, maple craft beer to maple gelato, discover the incredible depth of Canada's most beloved natural product on the Muskoka Maple Trail. #muskokamapletrail

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Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5
Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Road East
Oshawa, ON Canada
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Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Running until May 27. Located in Central Ontario and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario's Lake Country and Springwater are the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple.

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Bruce’s Mill Sugar Bush Festival

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 12
Bruce’s Mill, 3291 Stouffville Road
Stouffville, ON Canada
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Bruce's Mill Maple Syrup Festiva

Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities.... and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!
Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

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Terra Cotta Conservation Area Maple Syrup Festival

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5
Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd
Halton Hills, Ontario L0P 1N0 Canada
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Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

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Horton Tree Farms Maple Syrup Festival

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 12
Horton’s Home Farm, 5924 Slaters Road
Gormley, Ontario Canada
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Time to visit our Maple Sugar Bush and sample the sweetness of spring. Come and enjoy the simple pleasure of being in the fragrant maple woods on a crisp March or fresh April day. Smell the sweet aroma billowing from the sugar shack as the maple sap is boiled down to syrup.

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Trolls World Tour

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 26
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan, ON, L4K 5W4
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$24.95

Temporarily Closed - Re-opens April 1, 2020. Are you ready to hang out with the Trolls from DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour!? Whether you're a pop diva or rock god, prepare for a Troll-tastic adventure! Perfect your air guitar skills or dance like a diva - the Troll-tastic adventure will be a glittery, rainbow infused party like no other with a host of activities! Event Highlights: • MINILAND Takeover: help Poppy round up the rest of the Trolls in time…

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The Second City: In the Game

Thursday, April 2 - Thursday, September 3
The Second City, 51 Mercer Street
Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 Canada
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Second City in the Game

Please note: Some showtimes have been cancelled. Check website for more details. With tons of audience interaction and improvised fun, this family-friendly comedy plays with the question, “What if we were literally trapped in our screens?” In the Game follows a tech-obsessed family who is literally dragged down a digital rabbit hole by Glitch, the rabbit-eared ruler of the Internet. Our captive family--and our audience--must play along with Glitch’s games in order to return to the real world! Will they…

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Willowgrove Camp at Home Daily Activities

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3
ON Canada
Free
Willowgrove Camp at Home Activities

Missing the March Break fun? Willowgrove Day Camp are releasing one fun, instructional video per day at 10 am through their Facebook and Instagram accounts. You'll find fun how-to videos featuring kids crafts and activities! https://www.facebook.com/willowgrovedaycamp https://www.instagram.com/willowgrove1968 #campathome #boredombusters

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STEM Camp @ Home

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 13
Free
STEM Camp @ Home

STEM Camp is providing FREE activities to families during the extended March Break. If you are looking for things to do over the next three weeks while you are at home with your families STEM Camp is offering online STEM activities to help you out.  A different downloadable activity and workbook is being offered each weekday - activities are available to complete at anytime.

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Take Home Art Kits

Thursday, April 2 @ 10:26 pm - Monday, April 6 @ 5:00 pm
Glaze Craze, 11005 Yonge Street, Unit D4
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0K7 Canada
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In an effort to help families with self-isolation we are offering take-home art kits by curbside pick up as well as delivery. Currently, we have pottery painting and canvas kits available. We will be adding clay kits (with free live classes online to follow along with) shortly. All details can be found on https://glazecraze.ca/collections/take-home-kits We are also posting videos daily on Instagram and Facebook with fun tips, techniques and ways to keep creative through all of this. We truly want…

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Bringing the Toronto Zoo to You

Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 19
ON Canada
Free
Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is offering Live meet the keeper videos each day on their Facebook page! Follow the Toronto Zoo on Facebook @TheTorontoZoo and tune in daily at 1:00 pm to experience this live component with their Wildlife Care team. Follow the Toronto Zoo on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on how Zoo Keepers are caring for the Zoo’s 5000 animals during the closure.

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TVO Kids 24/7

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, August 31
Online Canada
Free
TVO Kids 24/7

Watch TVO Kids anytime, anywhere on the new TVO Kids 24/7 Live Stream. Ad-Free and fun shows for the whole family.  

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Rooks to Cook Lunch Club: Online Cooking Videos for Kids

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3
ON Canada + Google Map
Free
Rooks to Cooks online Cooking Classes

Introducing Rooks to Cooks NEW FREE Online Cooking Courses! Cooking Videos lovingly prepared for children and parents by our amazing chefs! We have been working hard in the Rooks to Cooks kitchen to come up with a way to keep our families cooking and your kids engaged during this challenging time. After countless hours of preparing and filming, we are super excited to announce a new initiative that we have been working on: The Rooks to Cooks Lunch Club! Starting…

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My Gym Live

Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 6
Online Canada
My Gym Live

We miss all of our My Gym kiddos so much! We know it’s tough to be away from the gym, but guess what?? We are going LIVE and bringing our classes to your home!! Starting this week, we’ll be able to jump, dance, and reunite on our brand new interactive platform, My Gym LIVE! That’s right – we’re bringing your amazing My Gym classes right to your living room! These are NOT prerecorded videos; these are LIVE classes from some…

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ArtVenture Online #McMichaelFromHome

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, May 1
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free

Stay connected with the McMichael collection, educators and artists through art activities, videos, tutorials and more from home! Stay tuned for new posts every week.

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Troll’s Live!

Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5
Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 Canada
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Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor and happiness that only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls…

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Backyard Living Expo

Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5
The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Please note: This event has been cancelled. Please see website for more details. Backyard Living Expo is the ultimate and only consumer home show in the GTA dedicated exclusively to the exterior of the home. The perfect spot to shop, taste and explore everything backyard living this spring, this consumer show showcases hundreds of quality products and services to best serve outdoor living spaces. The Backyard Living Expo takes place at The International Centre in Mississauga from April 3-5, 2020. …

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Baby Drama Time at YPT

Friday, April 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $12

Baby Drama Time is a new interactive drama, movement and music class for a caregiver or parent to enjoy with the baby in their life! Expanding on YPT’s hugely successful work with theatre for babies, each term will explore a particular theme through sensory play, storytelling, and song. Meet new parents and enjoy a relaxed environment to spend time with your babies — and have fun introducing the building blocks of storytelling and interactive play to your baby! Baby Drama…

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ROM Saturday Club – Spring Session

Saturday, April 4 - Saturday, June 6
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Saturday Club

This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries. 8 Week Spring 2020 session:  April 4 - June 6 (Excludes April 11 & May 16) One of the city's most…

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Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5
Sunderland Sunderland, ON Canada + Google Map

People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit.

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Eggtacular Easter Festival

Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, April 12, 2020

York Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5 Canada
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Eggstacular YDHR

It’s not Easter without a visit from the Easter Bunny! 🐰🐣 Join your friends at YDHR for an Eggtacular Easter Festival for 2 weekends of egg-stra special Easter fun with the beloved Easter Bunny himself. Along with egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts, kids can have fun at colouring stations, jumping castles, the petting zoo, show off their moves at our Spring Time Dance Party and listen to a special story from Mother Nature! Please note that this is a static event…

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Easter Egg Hunts at Rounds Ranch

Saturday, April 4 - Monday, April 13
Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 Canada
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Hip! Hop! Hooray! Easter’s on its way, and we couldn’t be more egg-cited! The Easter Bunny has been busy working all winter to prepare for the Rounds Ranch annual Easter Egg Hunt (he told us he has something eggstra-special planned this year!).

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Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more.

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