Celebrate Spring Break at the Children’s Museum! Become a deep-sea diver, fisherman, or marine biologist and dive into the ocean! Bring your creativity and join us daily from 11:00AM – 3:00PM as we depart on marine adventures, visit with special guests, and work together to create our own artistic aquarium filled with sea creature crafts!
- Saturday, March 28, 2020: Five-Pointed Starfish
Experience science in action with the University of Manitoba’s Let’s Talk Science. Make the first mark on our artistic aquarium with a puffy paint starfish craft, and get moving as you help us seek out starfish of a different colour!
- Sunday, March 29, 2020: Whale-A-Palooza
Have a whale of a time as we make underwater crafts with Graffiti Art Programming Inc! Once you’re done, have some parachute fun as we help save some krill from being eaten by a whale.
- Monday, March 30, 2020: Jolly Jellyfish
Swimming high or swimming low, create a jolly jellyfish with artist Megan Krause and add it to our artistic aquarium! Later, put your own movement skills to the test as you try to navigate our jellyfish bloom!
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Hungry, Hungry Sharks
Join special guests Freeze Frame for animated fun. Later, join us at the Creation Station as you create your own hungry, alphabet-eating shark. But wait, there’s another hungry shark waiting to be fed – help us pick the best food for him, quick!
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Colourful Coral
Habitats are all around us. Plant seedlings and learn about how trees are important to our ecosystem with experts from Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development – Forestry Branch. After that, build your own piece of colourful coral, mix it in some paint, and add some brilliant flare to our artistic aquarium. Join us as we grab our fishing poles and help seek out fish who are hiding in the reef!
- Thursday, April 2, 2020: Polar Bear Express
A fan favourite will be returning to the Children’s Museum – hop onboard the Fun Express Train courtesy of Playworld Fun Rentals. At the Creation Station, make your own puffy polar bear to swim along in our artistic aquarium.
- Friday, April 3, 2020: Sand Dollar Urchins
FortWhyte Alive will be joining us on our aquatic adventures as they challenge us to keep water clean. What kind of ocean week would be complete without sand? Create your own sand dollar and mould, cut, and experiment with colourful kinetic sand!
- Saturday, April 4, 2020: Bubbly Bobbly Seahorses
Take a break on the side of the ocean with a fine furry friend! The Winnipeg Humane Society will be dropping by from 11:00AM – 1:00PM with a friendly canine pal in tow. Enjoy some hands-on building and hunting for treasure with Engineering For Kids of Winnipeg from 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Dive back into the ocean blue and prepare to jump the waves like an elegant seahorse, then paint your own seahorse with bubble wrap!
- Sunday, April 5, 2020: Dancing Crabs
Experience science in action with the University of Winnipeg’s Let’s Talk Science. Get messy with hand-print painting dancing crabs in our artistic aquarium. Later, put your own crab legs to the test to see how fast you can move like a crab!
Who is it for?
Tickets : Regular admission: $11.00 (plus GST) per person
How to get tickets?
At the Door
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: March 28 – April 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg
The Children’s Museum is located at The Forks, in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
Visitors can reach The Forks on Waterfront Drive from Pioneer or Water Avenue and through three entrances off Main Street, including:
- Via the Fort Gibraltar Trail at the foot of the Bridge of The Old Forts on Main Street
- Through the underpass just south of Union Station
- Through The Forks underpass at Main Street and York Avenue
A. Walking & Biking
Pedestrian and bicycle access is available along the Riverwalk and other pathways. Bicycle commuters can find free bicycle parking at a number of locations around The Forks, as indicated on thisBicycle Parking Map courtesy of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.
B. Driving & Parking
The Forks (and its subsidiary FNP Parking) manage all parking onsite at The Forks, and there is a combination of daily, hourly, and free parking available – including identified handicap stalls close to all facilities – for Forks visitors (as indicated on The Forks Map).
C. Public Transportation
There is excellent public transit service available to The Forks with the #38 Salter route and the free Downtown Spirit Bus Service viaWinnipeg Transit. Call the Transit information line at (204) 986-5700 for further details.
D. Boating & Splash Dash Water Bus Service
Serving several docks throughout downtown Winnipeg with a dock to dock service, the Splash Dash Water Bus Service links Osborne Village, the grounds of the Legislature, Taché Dock, St. Boniface Hospital, and the Exchange District from its home port at The Forks. The Water Buses are wheelchair accessible and operate seven days a week. A charter service and half hour interpretive tours are also available on Splash Dash. Call (204) 783-6633 for more information or click here for the Splash Dash brochure including rates and tours offered.
Free three-hour docking is provided for those arriving by boat and canoe.