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February 2019

It’s on this Winter

Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, March 17
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada

From November 23 - March 17, join us on the West Island of Ontario Place to experience our beautiful winter setting and enjoy activities and attractions along the way. Admission is free! WINTER LIGHT EXHIBITION: Explore the creativity and innovation of 18 light exhibits that shape, transmit, reflect or contain light, created by artists from across Ontario. The theme this year is Disruptive Engagement, challenging the creator and user to contemplate light, or the lack thereof, in the context of…

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Spiders Alive!

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:34 am - Sunday, April 14 @ 5:00 pm EST
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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Included in general admission

We've invited spiders and their arthropod friends to crawl on over for a visit this winter. Explore amazing adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other many-legged creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spider anatomy and evolutionary history, learn about their signature traits — venom and silk-making — and be surprised by little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live arachnids representing approximately 17 species, the…

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Inventorium 2.0

Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, March 31
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Bring your imagination to life through a range of hands-on activities, including coding, lasering, making and weaving. Experience this dynamic, collaborative space designed to spark questions and test your creativity — while connecting you with fellow participants, makers and artists in science, tech, art and design experiences. Explore the intersections of art, science and technology with two unique textile “BioArt” installations by artists Jude Abu Zaineh and Elaine Whittaker.* Their separate and distinct works have one thing in common: they…

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Mackenzie House Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24
Mackenzie House, 82 Bond Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1X2 Canada

Toronto has a rich legacy in the literature and the newspapers of the early Black community in Ontario. Visit the museum on weekends in February, and learn more about some of the Black Victorians of Toronto, featuring those who published newspapers during that era. Visitors can take a piece of this important history home when they print a souvenir copy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary's newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, in the re-created 1850's printshop.

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We Are All Treaty People

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:34 am - Friday, February 22 @ 12:45 pm EST
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $39

Created by the Artists of Making Treaty 7 Co-Produced by Quest Theatre & Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society ON THE MAINSTAGE FEB. 11-22, 2019 RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 & UP RUNS APPROX. 45 MIN. Two children – one Indigenous, one white – are told by the Trickster they cannot be friends due to the terms of Alberta’s Treaty 7. But the Trickster’s words inspire them to prove him wrong. Using history, song, story, dance and puppetry, this inspiring production from…

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IMAX Great Bear Rainforest

Wednesday, February 20 - Saturday, March 2
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the fabled all-white spirit bear—the rarest bear on earth—in the film Great Bear Rainforest, set in one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is found on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast in British Columbia. It is the largest temperate coastal rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Explore this wild and ancient rainforest,…

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