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April 2020

Terra Lumina

Tuesday, April 7 - 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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Muskoka Maple Trail

Tuesday, April 7 - 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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Kortright Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Tuesday, April 7 - 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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Bringing the Toronto Zoo to You

Tuesday, April 7 - 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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ROM Saturday Club – Spring Session

Tuesday, April 7 - 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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Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2020

Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12
The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON Canada
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$8 – $18

Join us for one huge weekend celebrating pets! With free parking, entertainment, hundreds of pet vendors, and interactive activities for you and your pet! More pets in one place than you've ever seen! Meet your favourite breeds and spoil your pet best friend and pet family member! Friday, April 10: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday, April 11: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, April 12: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM For more information visit http://www.canadianpetexpo.ca/

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Round the Bend Farm Easter Egg Hunt and Activities

Friday, April 10 - Saturday, April 11
Round the Bend Farm, 16225 Jane Street
Kettleby, ON L7B 0G3 Canada
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$6 – $25

Join Round the Bend Farm for an Easter Egg hunt for all young and young at heart! Come any time and have fun finding a dozen different coloured eggs hidden in baskets around the farm, and exchange them for an Easter bag of treats. No rushing around, pushing or shoving just lots of fun for everyone! Activities: Easter egg hunt Go to the barn and see the baby farm animals, pet and hold bunnies and baby goat In the greenhouse…

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Earth Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Wednesday, April 22
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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All Earth Day and Easter Weekend activities are family-friendly and included with regular admission. OUTDOOR GUIDED WALKS 11:30am and 2:30pm Celebrate the return of spring wildflowers and wildlife with a guided walk led by one of our Nature Interpreters. Explore the 100 acre site surrounding our Conservatory to hunt for spring bugs and learn how plants and animals adapt to and survive the harsh winter weather. EASTER STORYTIME 10:30 & 1:30 Explore the tropical greenhouse and enjoy some of our…

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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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Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 25
Elmvale Elmvale, ON Canada + Google Map
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Every year the sleepy town of Elmvale explodes in a celebration of Nature’s rites of Spring – the running of liquid gold – Ontario Pure Maple Syrup. The town transforms into a shoppers’ mall.

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May 2020

Family Nature Day – Giving Back and Restoring Nature

Friday, May 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside! ​Come out and help us do our part to restore nature! We will be joining the NVCA stewardship team to help with one of the many projects they do to help.

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Mother’s Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Sunday, May 10
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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Treat Mom to a wonderful Sunday Brunch at the Butterfly Conservatory! Take a stroll through the tropical gardens & then savour a delicious brunch buffet. Sunday May 12th, 2019 Online reservations will be available mid-February, 2019 Payment is required upon reservation. Reservations are required; tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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Downsview Park’s Nature Connection Program

Sunday, May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2nd and 4th Sunday of each month except on specified dates
Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2c5 Canada
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Free

Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park! Each two-hour program will explore a natural theme. Activities will be flexible to reflect the interest of participants. Registration is required. Visit our website to RSVP and to see more information about the themes. Downsview Park’s Discovery Centre. 70 Canuck Avenue. Toronto, ON. Back door. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from…

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June 2020

PA Days at Earthbound Kids

Monday, June 1 @ 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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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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Party 4 Paws: Pet Fair & Adoption Day

Saturday, June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park, Dog Bowl, 790 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3 Canada
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Free

Party 4 Paws is a family-friendly, fully accessible event where everyone can meet animal rescue heroes and pets looking for their forever homes, learn responsible pet ownership, and support a great cause. Admission is free, and all donations go towards helping animals in need. Rain date: Sunday, June 21 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) There will also be other activities and attractions including face painting, a photo booth, treats for pets, and displays of pet supplies, services, and goodies from…

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Saddle Camp at Earthbound Kids

Monday, June 29 - Saturday, August 29
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Whether your child is just trying it for the first time or they have experience with horses and riding, we offer camp programs to suit each child’s ability. Our instructors provide an enjoyable and, positive learning experience incorporating games and fun activities into the lesson plans. Horses and ponies in our program are gentle natured and experienced with all levels of riders. Earthbound offers two programs – Saddle Club for ages 6 to 12 years and Saddle Skills for ages…

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Camp Treetop Summer Camp

Monday, June 29 - Friday, August 28
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Camp Treetop is a multi-activity outdoor camp for kids 4-12 yrs. Kids learn and explore as they play with bugs, grow food, get messy and have fun doing all the things they love to do including horseback riding, swimming, sports, zip-lining, archery, outdoor education and more! Activities and programs are designed around 4 age groups: Seedlings (4-5 yrs), Explorers (6-7 yrs), Rangers (8-9 yrs) and Trailblazers (10-12 yrs). Camp Treetop connects children to nature in fun, educational, confidence-building ways. We let hands on experience with plants & animals and…

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July 2020

Junior Equestrians at Earthbound Kids

Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 21
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

A riding camp for kids 8 to 13 years who are interested in getting into competitive riding or improving their competitive riding level. Riders will receive one hour of instruction each day, riders will showcase their skills at the end of the week to staff and parents. Campers will learn to look after their equine teammate, ensuring that they are taken care of for optimal performance. At the start of each session riders will set their goals for the week…

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Downsview Park’s Jr. Forest Explorers

Monday, July 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 24, 2020

Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2c5 Canada
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Join us at Downsview Park for a FREE caregiver and toddler nature program. Connect with the natural world through hands-on outdoor activities. Registration is required. For more details on themes please visit our website. Monday July 6, 2020: Forest Explorers Monday July 13, 2020: Creepy Crawlers Monday July 20, 2020: Animals Monday July 27, 2020: Muddy Mayhem Monday August 10, 2020: Garden Adventures Monday August 17, 2020: Pollinators Monday August 24, 2020: Campfire Program runs from 10:00-11:30 am

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Rouge Valley Conservation Centre Summer Camp

Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 28
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON M1B5W8 Canada
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$250

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is excited to offer children ages 5-12 the opportunity to join our Summer Day Camp program from July 6 - August 28, 2020. Children will have an exciting and fun filled day exploring nature and learning about our weekly themes with our trained staff. With our guaranteed 7:1 but often 5:1 student to educator ratio, the children will have a summer experience that they won’t soon forget. Dates: Camp is offered on a weekly registration…

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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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