5 Exhibits to see with Kids this Winter

Dive into the coolest art, history and interactive exhibits!

Toronto is by far one of the best places for your kids to dive into the coolest art, history and interactive exhibits! Spend your weekend afternoons exploring the best permanent exhibits, ongoing exhibits, and children's museum exhibits across the city this winter — the little ones will love you for it!

5 fun exhibits to visit with the kids...

Circus! The Exhibition

Circus! The Exhibition at Ontario Science Centre
Until May 1, 2016

Circus! The Exhibition explores the magic of the circus through a scientist’s eye. Learn how high-wire performers defy gravity on the tightrope, how collagen, muscles and flexibility allow contortionists to fold into tiny spaces. Discover the role of mathematics in juggling and the secrets behind many more acts in the greatest show on earth. This all-ages experience is a highly interactive, sensory and educational extravaganza and will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to run away and join the circus. Join Hosts for daily demonstrations at the High Wire and Elastic Acrobatics, where a few lucky visitors will be randomly selected to be the performer. See signs for daily start times.
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Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age at Ontario Science Centre
Until April 24, 2016

Piece together the past to change the future at the Ontario Science Centre's new exhibition Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. Through exciting hands-on displays, including fossils and life-sized replicas, learn how researchers use cutting-edge science and technology to excavate and analyze tusks, teeth, skin, hair and stomach contents to learn more about mammoths and mastodons, mighty creatures who roamed the northern hemisphere during the last Ice Age. Put yourself in a scientist’s shoes to uncover and connect the scientific factors that contributed to the evolution and extinction of these amazing creatures. Discover what today’s elephants reveal about mammoths and mastodons and what must be done to prevent modern elephants from extinction.
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Reptile Rendezvous

Reptile Rendezvous at Rotal Botanical Gardens
Until April 17, 2016

Reptile Rendezvous features many of the world’s most recognized reptiles—vipers, cobras, pythons, alligators, turtles--as well as many species native to Ontario. What is a Reptile? a Turtle? a Crocodilian? a Lizard? This interactive exhibit brings you face to face with these fascinating animals while debunking common myths and fostering a basic understanding of how reptiles fit into the history of life and the fabric of their native environments.
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ROM Dinosaur Gallery

ROM's Dinosaur Gallery
Until December 15, 2020

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections. Hundreds of specimens welcome you to a gallery bursting with iconic and unusual dinosaurs, fossilized plants, insects and marine life.
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Pets and Me

The Kids’ Gallery Pets and Me: Explore, Imagine, Create
Until November 2016

Come visit the Kids Gallery at the AGO, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun. Enjoy the AGO's current exhibition, Pets & Me, with a fun interactive game, touchables and kids your age talking about art! You can draw your favorite pet and hang it up on our kids gallery wall, read a book or put on a costume and instagram your silly look! In this exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs in the Kids' Gallery, you’ll encounter children and pets from long-ago times and faraway places. You’ll see cats and dogs and even a rabbit.
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