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January 2020

Terra Lumina

Sunday, January 19 - 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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Tri-Passes on sale now at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Sunday, January 19 @ 2:55 am - Sunday, March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Jan - March 2020: Triple your fun and enjoy three trail passes at a discounted rate. Tri-passes are now on sale – 3 day trail passes for just $58.50 (plus hst). Flexible so you can either ski 27 km of cross-country trails or snowshoe 10 km of dedicated paths. Valid any day of the week. Use them yourself or bring a friend. Order by phone or purchase when you arrive. Questions? (705) 446-0256 ext. 223 / sceniccaves.com

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Toronto Zoo Strike Camp

Monday, January 20 - Tuesday, January 21
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Big Day Off

Send your kid to camp on their time off from school! Children will tour the Zoo, enjoy a behind-the-scenes encounter, animal-themed activities, games, and more! Ages 4-10. Cost: $50 (Zoo Member)/ $60 (Non-Member). Before & After Care available option available during registration. Note: All payments will be refunded in the event a strike is cancelled.

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Earthbound Kids School Strike Camp Programs

Monday, January 20 - Tuesday, January 21
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
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Earthbound Kids is opening it's doors to support families in need of care during any school closures that result from strike actions in January at it’s Stouffville location. We will run educational programming for families who are looking for alternative childcare options. Earthbound Kids Stouffville location will offer hands-on workshops run by our outdoor educators that link to the elementary school curriculum. The day will be a combination of interactive learning and engaging outdoor play – very similar to a…

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PA Days at Earthbound Farm & Country House

Friday, January 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

Earthbound Farm & Country House, 4988 2nd line
Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 Canada
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Our Farm Camp program get’s kids outside to experience winter fun like snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow science, winter ecology and even a winter campfire! We also spend time indoors enjoying games, crafts and cooking as well as in our barn meeting the farm animals (sheep, alpacas, goats, bunnies and Olive the pig!). Kids will also learn some horsemanship like grooming a horse and making nutritious horse treats. Programs are offered throughout the year on dates that align with Simcoe County and…

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Toronto Reptile Expo

Sunday, January 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON Canada
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$8 – $12

It's the very first Reptile Expo in Toronto for 2020! Join us on January 26th at The International Centre for a day of reptile appreciation. All your favourite vendors and enthusiasts will be there! Tickets available: www.reptileexpo.ca

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PA Days at Earthbound Kids

Friday, January 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Earthbound Kids offers year round PA Day & Holiday Day Camp programs for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Our popular Saddle Club program for kids 6-12 years is a great opportunity for kids to learn to ride and care for horses, more experienced young riders have a chance to improve their skills while everyone has fun with friends in the fresh outdoors. Our Treetop PA Day programs offer a great well rounded day for kids 4 to 12…

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February 2020

Winter Bird Count 4 Kids

Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Free

Join us for this free, family-friendly winter birding event. Learn to identify numerous types of birds, go for a nature walk, and enjoy some family time outdoors while contributing information to a scientific study! This event offers opportunities to build bird identification skills and contribute to important Citizen Science work. We will be spending most of our time outside so please dress warmly. All levels of birding expertise are welcome!

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Winter Survival Skill Building

Saturday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Join us at the Claremont Nature Centre to take part in a fun-filled day where you will learn and practice basic winter survival techniques in the outdoors. Construct a small cooking fire and shelter from natural materials, and enjoy hot-dogs, bannock, cedar tea, and marshmallows over the fire. Adults: $22.00 + HST Children: $17.00 +HST

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Owl Prowl

Saturday, February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre, then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts. We’ll explore owl habitat and call out to Kortright’s wild owls. Please dress for the weather. DATES AVAILABLE: February 8 & 21, 2020

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Mountsberg Winter Wagon Rides

Monday, February 17
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Don’t let winter keep you inside! At Conservation Area we invite you to join us on a horse-drawn ride through a winter wonderland. Arrive at a roaring bonfire rosy-cheeked and ready for a tasty marshmallow roast- a perfect way to get outside and enjoy winter with friends and family! Make a day of it by visiting with the park’s resident birds of prey and farm animals, followed by a trip to the play barn and gift shop. A day spent…

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WinterRouge

Monday, February 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rouge National Urban Park, two locations withing the Park
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

We want you to come chill out with us. WinterRouge is back, and bigger and better than ever! Join us as we proudly celebrate 5 years of this free, outdoor family-fun event inspired by all things winter in Ontario. We’ve kept some of the event’s old-faithfuls, and are heating things up with lots of new and exciting programming. NOTE: There is limited free parking available on-site, so please carpool if possible. Please check our website for updates on any changes…

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Kortright Centre FREE Family Day Open House

Monday, February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Free
Family Day at Kortright Centre

Enjoy an engaging nature-filled family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Join the staff at Kortright Centre for Conservation to explore some of what our Nature School has to offer: loose parts, building forts, a campfire and much more! FREE ADMISSION!

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Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause

Saturday, February 22
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family!

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Mountsberg’s Maple Town

Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, April 5
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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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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March 2020

Snowshoes and Snowclues

Sunday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Free

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to track and identify signs of local animals, and learn some of their secrets for surviving chilly winter temperatures. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks of your own! Snowshoes will be provided. In the event of a snow-free day, join us for a winter walk through the woods.

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Friday, March 13 - Friday, April 24
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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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Kortright Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, April 12
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada

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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Maple Syrup by Lamplight

Saturday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 28, 2020

One event on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup and enjoy a fireside treat as you explore both traditional and contemporary methods of maple syrup production. Please dress for the weather. Advance tickets required. All ticket sales are final.

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March Break at Earthbound Kids

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Get out on the farm for the March Break! Earthbound Kids offers full week and single day programs for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Our Saddle Club program for kids 6-12 years is a great opportunity for kids to learn to ride and care for horses, more experienced young riders have a chance to improve their skills while everyone has fun with friends in the fresh outdoors. Our Treetop March Break program offers a well rounded day for…

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April 2020

P.A. Day Forest Camp

Friday, April 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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$50

Come out on your PA day and explore the wonders of the Claremont forest. Children will be guided through a day of forest camp with a focus on nature-based adventure and building connections with the natural world.

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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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Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 4 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elmira Elmira, ON Canada + Google Map
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Come Taste the Tradition… the town of Elmira will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. Since 1965, this annual event attracts thousands of visitors ready to taste the local maple syrup poured onto thousands of pancakes.

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Muskoka Maple Festival

Saturday, April 25
Downtown Huntsville, 37 Main Street East
Huntsville, P1H 1A1 Canada
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This family friendly event celebrates the culmination of the maple harvest in Muskoka and is a full day of fun and activities, vendors and displays, live music, street performers and, most importantly – so much delicious food! With local restaurants, bakeries and cafés serving up unique maple inspired offerings, the biggest challenge will be deciding which tasty treats to try. Bring your appetite and sense of adventure and truly eat your way through the amazing line up. Discover pure maple syrup,…

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June 2020

Big Day Off at the Toronto Zoo

Friday, June 5
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One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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$60

Kids will be excited to spend their break from school at the Zoo's PA Day Camp! Campers will have fun touring the Zoo and exploring what animals do when the weather changes. The day will include a behind-the-scenes encounter, animal-related activities, games, and more! COST: $50 (Member)/$60 (Non-member). Participants must be ages 4 to 12. *Cost is per individual Before & After Care option available.

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September 2020

Culture Days at Kortright

Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Free

GET A TASTE OF WHAT KORTRIGHT HAS TO OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND! Join Kortright staff by our picnic shelter and enjoy a campfire. (Don’t forget to bring your own items to roast!) Dissect an owl pellet, meet some interesting creatures, talk to a naturalist, and try your hand at a variety of other family-friendly crafts and activities. DATES Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE!

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