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February 2018: Things to do with kids in Thunder Bay (Family Day long weekend included!)

Wow, February is surprisingly jam-packed! Meet a sloth, see snow sculptures, dance in the jungle, make bannock over a campfire—there are a ton of things for families to see and do in Thunder Bay in February. Looking for info on things to Family Day weekend (February 17-19, 2018)? Click here.

February 2-4

Diversity of Living Things, Moose Hall

A 10, 000-square-foot opportunity meet critters like a baby sloth, alligator, tortoise, skunk, vultures, bunnies, hawks and owls in 30 live animal exhibits. Friday 1-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission fee.

More info Little Ray's Reptile Zoo on Facebook

February 2-8

Flashback Film Festival, SilverCity

Gremlins, Back to the Future, The Iron Giant and more, all on the big screen. (Acid wash jeans and hairspray not required.)

February 3

Junior Naturalist Program, Island Drive parkway

Explore the woods in winter! Join leaders from the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists to follow deer trails through the woods to the shore of Superior. 1pm, free.

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February 4

Family Valentine’s Dance Party, West Arthur Community Centre

Get your Valentine’s on with a family party that features a DJ with a light show, glitter tattoos, crafts, balloons and snacks. 2:30-4:30pm, advance tickets required.

More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook

Winter Funday-Snow Painting, Prince Arthur’s Landing

Some snow, some paint and you’ve got yourself a family-friendly party. 2-4pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

The Green House, Centennial Conservatory

Be cool, even if you’re parents now. (; At this all-ages event, get down to fresh tunes by local DJs, surrounded by tropical plants. 12-6 pm, free.

More info The Green House on Facebook

February 10

Snowshoe Hike at Brule Bay

Bring your snowshoes for a morning hike, hosted by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalist. Snowshoe on Superior’s ice or through the woods (depending on conditions) at Fort William First Nation. View cool ice formations, animal footprints and lichens on rocks, plus visit an open spring. Meet at 9am, free.

More info Thunder Bay Field Naturalists on Facebook

February 11

Winter Funday-Thunderwolves Day on the Waterfront, Prince Arthur’s Landing

Come skating with the LU Thunderwolves at the Marina Park outdoor rink! Get some expert tips, then warm up with free hot chocolate and coffee. There will be indoor kids’ activities too. 2-4pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

February 17-19

Click here to view all the fun Family Day events.

February 24 Science Carnival, Victoriaville Mall Live science shows plus more than 20 exhibitors talking about kid-friendly science and! Free, 1-4pm.

More info Science North on Facebook

February 25

Winter Funday-Bannock Over the Fire, Prince Arthur’s Landing

Ever wanted to give bannock a try? With the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre as hosts, you can make your own bannock and then cook it over the fire. Free, 2-4pm.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

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