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Sultans of Science at OSC

The Ontario Science Centre presents Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered Exhibition. Step back in time and celebrate important scientific and technological advancements.

The Forbidden City at the ROM

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors. Once off limits to all but emperors and their families, the Forbidden City opens its doors to ROM visitors on March 8, 2014.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Visit Sesame Street Presents: The Body at the Ontario Science Centre. From big, squishy noses to fuzzy, furry feet, children will learn about the human body.

Toronto Marlies Family Fun

Have you been to a Toronto Marlies Game lately? Games are packed with tons of family fun and special activities for kids. Here's what's happening on Family Day and March Break!

Family Day Events 2014

Sometimes when it's cold and dreary out, a three-day weekend can feel more like a grind than a pleasure. Luckily, we've uncovered a raft of things to do on Family Day. Many events are free!

Camp Expo: Fun & Learning!

The Our Kids Camp Expo can help you find an amazing Summer camp for your child with the chance to speak with many different types of camps from across Ontario all in one day. Admission is free!

Ontario Science Centre Sleepovers

Ever since audiences saw what happens in exhibits after the sun goes down in the movie Night at the Museum, sleepovers at the Ontario Science Centre have taken off!

Best Exhibits to Beat Winter Blahs

In the dead of Winter, a trip to explore awesome and often interactive installations makes for a great way to keep warm and toasty while getting out and about. Seven exhibits worth checking out!

The Kids’ Gallery at the AGO

AGO launches an ongoing exhibition series for kids. The Kids’ Gallery features artworks, activities, and a family play area designed for children, making the AGO the family destination to beat.

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

The Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibition, explores the wonders and possibilities of the human body. The permanent hall will reveal innovative and exciting science through more than 80 exhibits.

New Year's Events 2013

Looking to ring in the new year together as a family? Join the fun and celebrate the New Year family style at one of these great events taking place in the Greater Toronto Area!

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market

The Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market is underway for the fourth consecutive year. The full charm of the Holiday season reaches its peak at Toronto’s Distillery Historic District until December 15.

Eaton Centre's Santa's Log Cabin

Experience something new at the Eaton Centre: Santa's Log Cabin! The all-new, one-of-a-kind cabin is located in Trinity Square Park and will provide families with one-on-one access to Santa this Holiday.

Holiday Events December 2013

It’s the best time of the year! Whether you visit Santa, enjoy a fun-filled walk through a lights display, or catch a Holiday performance, one thing is for sure — any one of these events will invoke the Holiday spirit.

Peter Pan at Casa Loma

Every year during the Holidays, a magical show takes over Casa Loma. This year, the majestic castle will be featuring Peter Pan, a classic Edwardian tale filled with humour and adventure.

The AstraZeneca Human Edge Opens at the Ontario Science Centre

It's the Ontario Science Centre's first new permanent exhibition hall in seven years. The 10,000 square-foot exhibition promises to inform visitors of all ages about the human body, health, fitness, and nutrition.

Santa's Coming to Town!

These days, you can find a Santa ho-ho-ho-ing it up at most Holiday happenings so we've rounded up the best spots to see Kris Kringle! Where to meet, eat, and mingle with Santa in Toronto and the GTA!

Planetarium Programs at the OSC

Did you know that the Ontario Science Centre features a state-of-the-art planetarium with meteorites from Mars, cosmic rays, black holes, a space chair that's really a rocket, and more?

Holiday Events November 2013

Here’s a list of the many festivals and seasonal events taking place in and around the city this November. You’ll find gingerbread making workshops, crafts, magical entertainment, and special shows.

It's National Model Railroad Month

Choo choo! Kids are fascinated with trains. There are so many model railroad activities for kids to enjoy including some special ‘train’ events happening in and around the city this month and next...

Tips for the TO Santa Claus Parade

Thinking of going to see the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto? Check out these tips to make sure you enjoy the parade with your children. The 2013 Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday, November 17.

Gardiner Goes Animal Wild

Meet Peter Rabbit, Jumbo the Elephant, Clara the Rhinoceros, and a menagerie of animals in the family-friendly exhibition: Animal Stories, at Gardiner Museum. The exhibition will delight visitors of all ages!

Santa Claus Parades in the GTA

Get in the Holiday spirit at one of these Santa Parades taking place across the GTA. Here's where you can watch the festivities unfold and spread the Holiday cheer. Some start this weekend!

Become a Knight at Casa Loma!

It was a rainy morning as we stepped through Casa Loma's massive wooden doors and in to a great hall, only to be greeted by a knight in full armour, wielding a friendly sword and a welcoming smile...

Day of the Dead Events in Toronto

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is observed around the world in latino cultures. While it's not a Halloween event per se, it does occur around the same time and features many of the same trappings.

Halloween Events 2013

Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and all month long, families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events.

The Amusing Race at Centreville

This September, Centreville is hosting a special event: The Amusing Race. A fun, family-oriented scavenger hunt, it takes participants on a journey around Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm.

Game On: A Video Game Paradise

GAME ON 2.0 currently on exhibit at the OSC explores gaming history, technology, and culture. It's the world's largest touring exhibition on the evolution of video games, making its first Canadian appearance.

Free Summer Movies for Kids 2013

Each Summer, there are tons of free outdoor movies the entire family can enjoy. The Free Summer Movies Series is your chance to get out to a park and see a popular movie at dusk, without spending any money.

Canada's Parks Day 2013

Canada's Parks Day 2013 takes place on Saturday, July 20. Canada’s Parks Day is a national event, showcasing parks and historic sites, in every province and territory in Canada.

Canada Day Events 2013

For many people, Canada Day marks the official beginning of Summertime fun! This Canada Day, why not do some really cool things with your family to celebrate. Head out to one of these events!

Kid-Friendly Fun at Doors Open Toronto

It's the 14th annual Doors Open Toronto. If you're looking for the best spots to take the family, check out these kid-friendly Doors Open buildings.

Doors Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Doors Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA is part of the 14th Annual Doors Open Toronto. There will be pirates to meet, boats to visit, and much more!

Victoria Day Fun in Toronto & GTA

This year, Victorial Day long weekend runs from May 18 to May 20, 2013. This marks the start of Summer fun! We've rounded up the best family-friendly activities to plan for this holiday!

Taste of the Food Terminal

The Food Terminal is opening its doors for one day only! Ever wonder how your fruit and vegetables arrive on your plate? Well, here’s your chance to look behind the scenes of the one place that makes it happen.
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