March Break Activities
When March Break in Ottawa rolls around from the 3rd through the 16th, families can make some great travel plans and keep the kids entertained with some of the city's best holiday activities.
Climbing Day Camp - Clip and climb your way to an awesome March Break!
Drop In Activities - Scavenger hunts, a Victorian parlour game and more are offered with admission to the museum.
Spring Break Ski Lessons - Learn how to ski from professionals during spring break with their 3, 4, or 5 day lesson options.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Barnyard Break - From March 1 – 16, take in a wide variety of demonstrations, make some fascinating food discoveries, and visit the animals in the Museum barns.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
March Break is all about Helicopters! Explore the whirling world of helicopters through daily demonstrations and workshops about these amazing hovering machines.
23rd Annual LEGO Contest - Bring in your aviation-inspired LEGO creation for a chance to win great prizes!
Zoom to the Moon! - Listen to a cool story, put on your spacesuit, climb aboard your "space box" and blast off to see the stars before docking at the "space station." All sorts of fun is to be had at the museum this March Break!
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Fascinating March Break Activities - Put your building skills to the test and keep things moving along. Make and test a catapult or take a challenge to construct a structure that can withstand the power of wind. Hear a quirky story, marvel at an incredible magic show, and much more. Join in the excitement and discover your inner-engineer.
Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization), Children’s Museum
Snownovation - Celebrate the end of the winter and the beginning of spring with an ode to snow and the many ways we enjoy it. Make and taste some delicious maple syrup taffy, build an indoor igloo, watch a film on how traditional igloos are constructed, and more!
Canadian Museum of Nature
Frogs, Penguins and Monsters, Oh My! - Get eyeball-to-eyeball with colorful frogs and toads and try out the hands-on activities, including frog calls, origami, frog drawing and crafts. Be sure to stick around for 3D movies featuring penguins or flying monsters!
Canadian War Museum
Strategy board games - Luck and skill play a role as you try to defeat your opponent and claim victory. With a variety of classic games available, there is something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned players!
The Art of Espionage and Spy Camp - Take part in a massive, spy-themed training program with other kids.
Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush
Maple activities - Make taffy in the snow, go on a horse drawn carriage ride and get take part in Fulton’s Ultimate Challenge.
Jail Tours - Families can take a spooky guided tour though Ottawa, which is a unique way to see the city. Tour the Old Carleton County Jail and learn about why Ottawa was once considered 'the most dangerous town in North America'. Learn about early prison life, as you see the jail cells, death row and the last working gallows in Canada.
National Gallery of Canada
Artissimo - This series of hands-on workshops has kids making their own creative artworks in the museum.
Ottawa Little Theatre
Drama Camp - Kids can learn all about theatre and production while rehearsing for their own performance on the Ottawa Little Theatre Stage.
Shenkman Arts Centre
Media arts and mixed media camp - Kids can choose to either create their own video game, make puppets, learn to paint, or create their very own blockbuster stop motion film!
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Spring season events - Bring the family to an all-you-can-eat homemade pancake brunch and enjoy the petting zoo and sugar shacking while you’re there.