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March Break 2017: Things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay

things to do with kids in thunder bay

If you’re on holidays with the kids this March Break, check out these family activities around the city, from science and the symphony to magic and movies.

Carnival of the Dinosaurs, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Dino-fans will love this concert by Canadian composer Dean Burry, where the orchestra recreates the sounds of nine different dinosaur species. Very cool! The concert is on March 12 at 3:30pm at Grassroots Church. There is another presentation at 2:15pm for special needs families.

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Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park

Two of the Winter Fundays programs fall during March Break this year. On March 12 you can take advantage of this year's slippery conditions and use colourful ice blocks and orbs to make rainbow ice sculptures. Or, on March 19, learn about icicles, snowflakes, frost and other forms of crystals with Science North. Both events run 2-4pm.

Thunder Bay Auditorium Preschoolers and other little ones can jive with the characters from Bubble Guppies at Bubble Guppies Live, a rockin’ live musical. The fun starts at 6:30pm on March 10. Then on March 15 at 8pm, the Peking Acrobats perform fantastic stunts like wire-walking, precison tumbling, gymnastics, chair balancing and trick cycling.

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SilverCity Thunder Bay

In addition to the regular lineup of family movies, you can catch a couple special showings at the theatre. On March 11 at 11am check out Kubo and the Two Strings, a beautifully animated Japanese action-adventure flick voiced by Hollywooders like Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron and George Takei. Or on March 15 at 7pm parents can take a walk down memory lane and introduce the kids to A Few Good Men on the big screen.

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Home Depot Thunder Bay

Think spring! Kids age 5-12 (and parent helpers, if you’re interested) learn how to build a rain gauge at a free hands-on workshop at Home Depot on March 11 from 10am to noon.

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Chapters Thunder Bay

Head to the Kid Zone section of Chapters for 60-90 minutes of craft and game events, March 13-17 at 11am. Choose from crafts by brands like Quixel, Klutz Jr., and Play Doh, play Hasboro games like Jenga and Operation, or celebrate 60 years of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat.

Thunder Bay Public Library

The library always steps up with fun and creative programs for families at all four locations during March Break. You've got your pick of 15 different events including a concert, a magic performance, storytime, a rainbow fairy party and a Pokemon Hunt.

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Thunder Bay Art Gallery

There are two different exhibits to appeal to families at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery during March Break. Take the kids to see the powerfully detailed animal drawings in

Stories of Contentment and Other Fables: Recent Drawings by Amanda Burk, then see some emerging new artists at the LU Annual Juried Exhibition. Note that it’s free admission for kids under 12, and Wednesdays are free for everyone.

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Thunder Bay Centennial Conservatory

Listen to live music by local musicians amidst the tropical plants at the Conservatory's "Spring into Life" event on March 19, 1-4pm.

More info: Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory Facebook page

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