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Family Fun for March Break

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Aquarium of Niagara

The kids are riled up in anticipation of an entire week off from school, but the parents on the other hand are soon to be feeling the dread. We’ve compiled a few family fun activities from across Niagara to keep the children entertained and the parents sane!

Niagara Falls History Museum
(March 17th – March 20th, 10 am – 5 pm)

It’s March!  Do you need a break?  There’s plenty to do for the whole family at the Niagara Falls History Museum during March Break – Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year, Mountsberg Conservation brings three live native birds of prey from its Raptor Centre for you to meet and interact with.  There will be two Birds of Prey shows per day, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The actual birds on display – owls, hawks and/or falcons – may be different each day.

Learn about each bird’s individual story, their habitat, care and feeding. Many of the birds at the Raptor Centre have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity, but with the help of these feathered ambassadors, the community can learn about how to share our environment with native birds of prey, and how to reduce the negative impact  we might have on them.

Then, explore the Museum on your own or take a Scavenger Hunt with you.  Create a craft.  Try on a reproduction War of 1812 uniform.  Walk a tightrope like a daredevil or build a bridge.  Watch the live Birds of Prey show and stay for a screening of the movie, Penguins of Madagascar, at 3:00.

Come for the whole day or as for long as you like!  Regular admission rates apply. The Niagara Falls History Museum is at 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 1S9.  For more information call 905-358-5082 or check out our website at www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca.

March Break at the Welland Museum
(March 16th – March 20th)

Welland Museum

The Welland museum had to close to the public in 2013 in an effort the follow through with some much-needed renovations, but that doesn’t mean they can’t offer some exciting activities for the kids. There are lots to see and do with animal painting, Giant Creatures show and Mad Science.

March Break at Grimsby Library
(March 16th – 20th)

Grimsby-MuseumThe Grimsby Library has long list of activities for March Break. March 16th has Vaudeville Steve performing magic and juggling, March 17th sees Ronald McDonald reading children stories and March 18th has Little Red Theatre performing delightful shows featuring Anansi.

Aquarium Niagara

The Aquarium of Niagara features a plethora of sea life ranging from small fish, right up to sea lions and sharks! There are also adorable penguin feedings and outdoor sea-lion feedings.

Nocturnal: Creatures of the Night
(February 7th – May 10th)

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is hosting a hands on interactive exhibit featuring a variety of reptiles, bats, snakes, and spiders. You can learn how these animals have adapted to their lives in the dark from their on site zoo experts. There will be Burmese Pythons, White’s Tree Frogs, Emperor Scorpions and Hissing Roaches. Yikes!

 

The Author

Marc DeLisio is the Director of Marketing and Technology at Naturally in Niagara. Marc loves Niagara, and is striving to make it an even better place to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire!

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