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February 20, 2003
Explore our exciting past at Toronto's Historic Museums March Break Programs (March 8 to 16)
  
The City of Toronto's Culture division is pleased to present several programs
during March Break at the City's Historic Museums. Mark your calendar for
family fun that provides enriching and entertaining experiences for young
people and their families. The following are opportunities for memorable family
outings.

"March Break Time Machine" (Ages 3 to 10)
Historic Fort York, 100 Garrison Rd., 416-392-6907
Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Kids will dress up, perform musket drill, play period style instruments and
much more. Adult: $6; Senior/Youth: $4.25; Child: $4; Family Pass: $20; Free
admission for children under 3.

"KidStuff!"
Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St., 416-392-6915
Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 16: Noon - 4 p.m.
- Activities are included with family tours. Kids will use a vintage period
printing press and more. Adult: $3.50; Senior/Youth: $2.75; Child: $2.50

"Science in the Kitchen"
Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens, 285 Spadina Rd., 416-392-6910
Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 16 (closed Monday)
Tuesday to Friday: Noon - 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
- Take a tour of this magnificent Edwardian mansion and try experiments with
food in Spadina's 1898 kitchen, then taste the results! Adult: $5:
Senior/Student: $3.25; Child: $3

"Sleep, Stay, or Fly Away"
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd., 416-396-2819
Sunday, March 9: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- This winter walk will explain how different creatures adapt to winter. Finish
with hot chocolate and cookies. Adult: $3; Senior/Youth: $2.25; Child: $1.50
(Ages 6 to 12); Free admission to children under 5 years.

Origami: Magic with Paper
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd., 416-396-2819
Friday, March 14: Noon - 3 p.m.
- Come by the museum for a tour of the historic houses, learn about the ancient
art of origami and make your own magical paper creations. Adult: $3;
Senior/Youth: $2.25; Child: $1.50 (ages 6 to 12); Free admission to children
under 5 years.

"March Break Discovery Camp" (Ages 7 to 10)
Wednesday, March 12 to Friday, March 14: 9 a.m. - Noon
Colbourne Lodge, south end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Dr., 416-392-6916
- Children explore Colborne Lodge through crafts, games and historic
activities. $12.50 per child/day. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
Register for any or all days.

"March Break Adventures for Children" (Ages 5 to 8; 7 to 10)
Gibson House, 5172 Yonge St., 416-395-7432
Tuesday, March 11 or Wednesday, March 12: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (ages 5 to 8)
Thursday, March 13 or Friday, March 14: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (ages 7 to 10)
- Enjoy baking delicious treats in the historic kitchen, create an
old-fashioned toy to take home and explore the life of a child in the 19th
century. Supervised lunch. (Lunch not provided.) $17 per child.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

March Break Camp (Ages 9 to 12)
Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. West, 416-394-8113
Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- This unique camp combines cooking classes and drama workshops in a historical
setting. Kids prepare period soups and baked goods in the 19th century
open-hearth kitchen with cookbook author and food historian Liz Driver. They
will also create historical drama based on some of the stories of Montgomery's
Inn with actor/educator Kate Hemblen of "Bush Ladies". $150 per child.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited enrolment.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd., 416-396-2819
The following programs are two hours in length and are appropriate for children
aged 5 to 10. To register or for more information, please call the museum, or
416-338-4386 and reference the corresponding registration number.

Monday, March 10
- 10 a.m. - Noon: "Historic Cooking for Kids" (registration # 601542)
Prepare and sample a variety of tasty treats in our historic kitchens using
19th century recipes and cooking methods. Book early for this workshop that's
"good enough to eat!" $15 per child.

- 1 - 3 p.m.: "Junior Architect" (registration # 601539)
A chance to be an architect for a day! Discover building styles from around the
world and construct a model of your very own dream house to take home. $15 per
child.

Tuesday, March 11
- 10 a.m. - Noon: "Puppetry" (registration # 601538)
Calling all puppeteers! Learn about the artistry of puppet making and construct
a creative critter to use in your own puppet play. $15 per child.

- 1 - 3 p.m.: "The Great Todmorden Scavenger Hunt" (registration # 601536)
Investigate the grounds of the museum and have fun discovering 200 years of
history. Participate in the Todmorden game show where everyone's a winner. $15
per child.

Wednesday, March 12
- 10 a.m. to Noon: "Springtime in the Valley" (registration # 601543)
Discover nature in the Todmorden Wildflower Preserve, play in a wacky frog
band, and make a wind chime from recycled materials to take home. $15 per child.

- 1 - 3 p.m.: "A Todmorden Mills Mystery" (registration # 601540)
Attention super sleuths and detectives! A crime has been committed at Todmorden
and its up to you to solve the mystery. Use your detective skills to scour the
museum looking for clues. $15 per child.

Thursday, March 13
- 10 a.m. - Noon: "More Historic Cooking for Kids" (registration # 601537) Use
old-fashioned recipes and cooking methods to prepare and sample tasty treats in
our historic kitchens. $15 per child.

- 1 - 3 p.m.: "Kites and the Science of Flight" (registration # 60141)
Learn about the fascinating history of flight and build your very own unique
kite to fly home. $15 per child.


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