Igniting Curiosity Through the Power of Play

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The Children’s Museum has three floors to explore and discover!

Our galleries are filled with hands-on and interactive activities that will entice and engage visitors from infancy to twelve - and their grown-ups too!

During early childhood, children learn best through play. Each day, the Children’s Museum facilitates a variety of activities, demonstrations and experiments based on children’s interests.

 Ways to Play

At the Children’s Museum, it’s time for adults to take the backseat and for children to drive the experience! Grown-ups, follow your child’s lead and participate in play today. Learn More

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    Step back in time as you enter our one room schoolhouse. You can be the teacher, or get your slate out and practice your lessons. When the school day is over, head home for an imaginary meal cooked over the woodstove, or a friendly game of checkers.

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    Dig for dinosaurs - or become one! In our Dinosaur gallery, you can dress up like a dinosaur, listen to what one might have sounded like, or become a paleontologist and dig up some bones.

  • Coming December 2017!

  • Put your muscles to work! Use mechanical energy (aka your muscles) to produce electrical energy to power the lights in the house! It takes a lot of muscle power to supply electricity to all the things in your home that have to light up, turn on, heat up, cool down and keep running.

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    Journey to Canada’s north in our My Arctic Discovery. The landscape, culture and wildlife of the Arctic will truly come to life in this amazing interactive and modern exhibit. Experience life in the Arctic as you crawl through the igloo and end up in a modern Inuit household.

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    There’s science in our kitchen and in our backyard. Come and investigate it with lots of hands-on activities that bring science to life! Plan a nutritious meal. Learn about recycling and the environment. Plant a garden, or harvest what you’ve grown.

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    Welcome to the neighbourhood! It’s a child-sized street with plenty of possibilities for pretending. Fill up the plasma car at our gas station and you’re off to the grocery store, the bank or to place your order at the drive-thru.

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    Prepare for lift-off! Get your rocket ready to launch from your seat in Mission Control, or climb aboard and pilot the shuttle.

  • Create, build, investigate and play! With a unique view of Baleena, our whale skeleton, there’s no shortage of inspiration while creating your own masterpiece.

  • It’s an underground world, filled with life and what previous inhabitants have left behind. Crawl through the caves and seek and find all the creatures that live inside - and maybe some other spelunkers as well!