Spring Break

March 2017

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SPECIAL SECTION 680 Harrow Street, Winnipeg, MB For more information: 204.360.7905 • hydro.mb.ca/museum Free admission & parking Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre Electrifying family fun! ManitobaMuseum.ca @ManitobaMuseum SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! PLANETARIUM premiere's Happy Little Planet SCIENCE GALLERY features NASA Moon Rock MUSEUM GALLERY celebrates Canada 150 ALLOWAY HALL has LIVE Animal show, crafts and more! SPRING BREAK AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM Presented by SPRING BREAK HOURS March 24 to April 2 • 10 am to 5 pm Adventure awaits with spring break activities SPRING BREAK BY JENNIFER MCFEE A s spring break approaches, it's time to mark your calendar with an abundance of activities to entertain the whole family. To start, the Manitoba Museum will offer an out-of-this- world experience with the premiere of the new planetarium show called Perfect Little Planet, which will provide an entertaining experience for the whole family. This show tells the tale of a family from another star system that is seeking the perfect vacation spot. As well, the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will make three visits to the Manitoba Museum during spring break on March 27, 29 and 31. On those days, experts will bring live animals to present to the public in the museum's new Alloway Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Alloway Hall will continue to be a hub of activity throughout the rest of spring break, featuring arts and crafts each day. The inspiration for activities in this impressive new space stems from an exhibit called Portraits of the North featuring artwork by Gerald Kuehl. For more information about the Manitoba Museum, located at 190 Rupert Ave., visit manitobamuseum.ca or call 204-956-2830. Meanwhile, families can enjoy an electrifying experience at the Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre, located at 680 Harrow St. Visitors can learn the story of how hydroelectric power developed in Manitoba from 1870 to present day. This volunteer organization draws on the expertise of retired staff from Manitoba Hydro and the electric industry to offer an experience that is geared for all ages. During spring break, the focus will be on how electricity is produced from water, with additional activities and explanations on the topic. The Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre is an affordable way to spend an afternoon, since admission and parking are both free. For spring break, the wheelchair- accessible facility will be open from Monday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Tour guides will be on hand to point out highlights and answer questions. For more information about the Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre, visit hydro.mb.ca/museum or call 204-360-7905. Over at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, spring break art camps are filling up quickly but a few spaces are still available. During spring break, the art gallery will also host two Family Fusion events that allow participants of all ages to create do-it-yourself arts and crafts. On Tuesday, March 28, the theme is Spaceships and Dinosaurs, followed by a theme of Easy-Peasy Beading on March 30. Adding to the spring break fun, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will screen a selection of award-winning commercials in Cannes Lions: Encore, which will run evenings from March 24 to 30. Then on March 31 and April 1, a Boarder X film festival will feature a series of documentaries on snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing at this free event. On April 1, a studio open house is scheduled at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. The studios have moved to the basement of the main building, and visitors are invited to come down the ramp on Colony Street for plenty of free art-making fun. More information about the Winnipeg Art Gallery is available at wag.ca or by calling 204-786-6641. It's also worth a trip to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, which offers Zoo Camp with different daily themes. In addition, daily zookeeper talks are scheduled throughout spring break. Other family-friendly activities include a zoo explorer hunt and appearances from the zoo's mascot, Winston the polar bear. For more information, visit assiniboinepark.ca or call 204-927-6000. For more outdoor adventures, kids can spring into action at FortWhyte Alive, which offers Nature Day Camp and Farm Day Camp during spring break. Registration information is available at fortwhyte.org or by calling 204-989-8355. If you're looking for a quick jaunt out of the city, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located only 20 kilometres north of Winnipeg on Highway 67. This non- profit organization aims to connect people with wetlands. During spring break, visitors can learn about the marsh's inhabitants at daily Wild Weird and Wonderful events. Each day features different activities, movies, games and crafts that showcase the many creatures that make the marsh their home. More information is available at oakhammockmarsh.ca or by calling 204-467-3300. D 14 THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 ● WINNIPEGFREEPRESS.COM As spring break approaches, it's time to mark your calendar with an abundance of activities to entertain the whole family. Stay in platform tents or Tajar's Bunkhouse in a gorgeous setting with a private waterfront and excellent girl-centered programming. C o m e c a m p w it h us at... A unique summer camp for girls located in the Whiteshell. For more information & to register online www.caddylakecamp.com Transportation to & from Winnipeg is provided & financial assistance is available. CHECK OUT Fun-filled Theme Camps! 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