Go back in time, and have a great time…
Capture the Moment at Dundurn National Historic Site
March 9, 2019 to March 15, 2019
Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In their activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in front of recreated backdrops of Dundurn. On your guided tour of Dundurn costumed staff will invite you into some of Sir Allan Mac Nab’s rooms for a photo-op. At the Hamilton Military Museum dress up like an 1812 soldier and have your picture taken in front of British encampment or ‘camp’ out in the hands-on discovery gallery.
Daily, 12 – 4 pm
Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors/Youth: $10, Children: $6.50, Infants: Free, Family: $32
Location: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton
The Magical World of Wizarding at Hamilton Children’s Museum
March 9, 2019 to March 17, 2019
Get your wands ready as the Children’s Museum transforms into a magical school of wizardry! Visitors will learn all about Charms, Potions, Divination and even how to take care of Magical Creatures. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite witch or wizard!
Daily, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Admission: Adults: $2.50, Seniors/Youth: $2.50, Children: $4.50, Infants (under 1year) Free, Family: $10
Location: 1072 Main St. E., Hamilton
March Break: Unplugged at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
March 11, 2019 to March 17, 2019
Do away with screens, blinking lights, and dead batteries and visit the Museum of Steam and Technology’s Unplugged March Break Activity Centre! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop-in and try some low-tech games and activities – including a giant chess board, train puzzles, and matching games. Try your hand at origami, build a house of cards, and make your own puzzle to take home.
Daily, 12 noon – 4 pm
Admission: Free drop-in activity centre; regular admission rates apply for museum tours
Location: 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton
Ace Academy Flight Experience at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Originally slated to end at the end of March Break, this event has thankfully been extended until April 22, 2019
This winter, the museum is hosting Ace Academy Flight Experience, an exciting interactive exhibit from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Pilot a First World War biplane using motion sensing technology in this exciting interactive exhibit from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Moving their arms and tilting their bodies, participants can manoeuver a Sopwith Camel through an immersive onscreen environment.
Daily, 9am – 5pm
Admission: Regular admission rates apply – Adult (18 – 64) $15, Senior (65+) $13, Student (13 – 17) $13, Youth (6 – 12) $10. Free admission for museum members.
Location: 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope
Norval Morrisseau at Art Gallery of Hamilton
Only through March 17, 2019
The show started in October and it ends at the end of March Break. If you haven’t seen it – and if you haven’t taken the kids – be sure to see one of Canada’s most celebrated artists before his work is put back in storage. Best known for his inventive images of Anishinaabe stories, Norval Morrisseau’s remarkably influential career began in the early 1960s as he developed a unique pictographic style of painting through which he vividly conveyed the Anishinaabeg’s deep spiritual ties to their traditional territory and all of creation. These ties are nourished by the traditional Anishinaabe values of respect, relationships, reciprocity, and responsibility, which pervade the works in this exhibition. It’s exceptional, and soon it will be gone… so go!!!
Images: Young Teacher; Floral Theme in Two Parts
At 11am, we’ll conclude with some old-time screen time you can share with the kids…