Spring break has sprung! If your kids are looking for fun activities, thrilling adventures or creative experiences to make memories that will last a lifetime, then look no further…
Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
Mar 30 to Apr 4
Keystone Centre, Brandon
Celebrate the fun of farm country at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair! Get your hands dirty in the Ag-tivity Zone, scope out the competition worthy cows in Cattle Country, pick up new tricks at the Super Dogs demonstrations, or score some face time with cuddly critters at the Royal Petting Zoo. Don’t forget to check out the many horse events and an exciting lineup of family-friendly entertainment.
Festival of Fools
Mar 28 to Apr 5
The Forks, Winnipeg
On spring break, The Forks Market comes alive with clowning, magic and general tomfoolery at the 15th annual Festival of Fools! Enjoy nine days of smiles at this FREE event that features jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and tons of hilarious shows! The kids can join in on the fun too! Register them for one of the circus, craft or trapeze workshops running throughout the event.
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort
Make a big splash on the last day of Asessippi’s ski season at Slush Cup! Cheer on the brave participants as they compete for prizes for biggest splash, best costume, most style and more.
Spring break at the CMHR
Mar 28 to Apr 6
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks
Bring the family and take part in special activities throughout spring break at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. All special activities are included in the price of admission.
The Manitoba Museum
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
The Manitoba Museum is full of new things to do and see, which gives you the best bang for your buck this Spring Break:
- The interactive exhibit Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah — a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago. Closes April 19!
- The new exhibit, The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea: Fossil Vertebrates from the Manitoba Escarpment, features a spectacular fossil and displays the work of amateur collectors Wayne Buckley and Kevin Conlin.
- Get your hands on some science in the Boeing Explore Science Zone. This zone serves as a science theatre, laboratory and hands-on activity centre.
- LAKE WINNIPEG: Shared Solutions – One of the Science Gallery‘s most ambitious exhibits that asks the question, “How would you fix Lake Winnipeg?”
- The Planetarium is showing One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, Attack of the Space Pirates and Wonders of the Universe.
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
Trek out to Morden to see the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada. If you like dinosaurs or sea monsters you will love “Bruce” and “Suzy” two gigantic mosasaurs, the fiercest of all the marine reptiles. Bruce is bigger than a T-Rex and just as scary. It’s because of these two that the Cretaceous seas were considered the most dangerous of all time.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Monkeys and polar bears and leopards, oh my! Say hello to all the beautiful wild animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Zoo has over 80 park-like acres for you to explore and interact with wildlife species from around the world. Throughout Spring Break, the Zoo will be offering Zookeeper talks and family fun activities:
- Paw Print Pursuit – Put your animal footprint – or paw print – knowledge to the test. Use a map with footprint pictures and clues to find the corresponding animals in the Zoo.
- Daily Zookeeper Talks – Catch a sneak peak of the popular Zookeeper talks featured in summer; including a special introduction to Humphrey the polar bear, and a Manitoba-inspired treat to welcome him to Winnipeg.
- Creative Corner – Activities and colouring in Tundra Grill, with additional Easter crafts
- Meet Winston the polar bear mascot – Get your photo taken with him on the weekends.
Spring Break Art Camp
Mar 30 to Apr 2
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Get creative with a new theme every day at the WAG’s Spring Break Art Camp! Have fun making a masterpiece with a professional artist, experimenting with new art forms, playing active games, and seeing art in the galleries, including Through the Eyes of a Child, an exhibit featuring work by young WAG Studio students.
Spot at MTYP
Mar 23 to Apr 2
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg
Spot, the most famous and beloved little dog in children’s literature comes to the ‘Peg for Spring Break! Enjoy show-stopping tunes and incredible puppetry… all while helping Spot and his friend Helen find the lost animals to bring them back to the farm!
Wild, Weird and Wonderful Week
Mar 30 to Apr 2
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Visit the centre during Spring Break and meet the Wild, Weird and Wonderful creatures of the marsh. Discover just how fascinating the creatures of the marsh can be. Every day will feature different activities, movies, games and crafts highlighting the many species of reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, birds and invertebrates that call the marsh home.
Easter egg hunt at the Aviation Museum
April 4 to 5
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg
Head out to the aviation museum for an egg-cellent, egg-citing, eggs-travagant, Easter Egg hunt! You’ll get started by making your own Easter basket before starting the hunt throughout the hangar – among the planes – looking up and down for hidden treasures! Free admission for members. Children under age 2 admitted free. Non-members admission: $5.
Break out of winter in a whirlwind week of fun at the Children’s Museum! Throughout Spring Break, watch the seeds of your kids creativity grow as they participate in exciting activities with special guests.
Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating
Apr 2 | 2:00 p.m.
New Iceland Heritage Museum
Following the exhibit opening of Taras Schevchnko (at 1:30 p.m.), the museum will be holding a traditional Easter Egg decoration party. It’s $1.00 per egg with all supplies included. Pre-registration is required. Call Tammy or Ila at 204.642.4001.
Spend Spring Break with Friends
Mar 29 to Apr 12
Riding Mountain National Park
Between March 29 and April 12, Friends of RMNP is offering a variety of great programs for participants of all ages. All programs take place at the Friends Learning Centre from 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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