Pack your Family Day Weekend with fun as we celebrate our rich multicultural landscape with musical performances, films, special workshops, and more!
Special Visiting Asafo Flags Artists
Master Asafo Flag artist, Baba Issak of Swedru, Ghana, will present master class workshops and lead community art projects.
Asafo Flag Workshop
Discover the artistic process, from concept to product, as you transform sketches on paper into your very own Asafo-inspired flags.
Giant Digital Colouring Wall
Get creative and add vibrant hues to images of Asafo flags with MakeLab’s giant digital colouring wall.
Here's My Canada
Share what Canada means to you in this multilingual video contest for a chance to win great prizes. An initiative of Historica Canada.
Animal Explorers, Sunday & Monday only (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Come and explore the Museum with our plushy friends!
Meet the Aquarium Keeper, Sunday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm,
How many fish can you identify in the coral reef tank? Gather ’round as aquarium keeper Sheldon John tells you all about the hard work that goes into keeping it afloat! Sunday only!
Lunar New Year – Saturday, February 18 only
Lion Dance,1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Feel the rhythm of the drums as this spectacular show brings luck and prosperity to all.
Chinese Music & Dance, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Enjoy traditional performing arts Music Workshops, followed by a concert-style performance from 1:30 to 2:00 pm, and Chinese Dance and Children's Choir Performance
Chinese Arts and Crafts
Try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts
Pen & Brush
See Chinese calligraphy and painting demonstrations and experience how these smooth brush strokes can be transformed into spirit.
Wong Tai Sin Fortune Telling
Give this special bamboo canister a shake and have the soothsayer interpret the year to come.
Explore the culture and flavours of traditional Chinese teas.
In partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Monday, February 20 only
Opera Atelier: Dance through Time, 2:00 pm
Join Opera Atelier, Canada’s premier period opera/ballet company, for a lively and family-friendly program of historical dances performed by students and young professionals of Atelier Ballet. An entertaining commentary by Opera Atelier’s founding co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski takes the audience through Renaissance and Baroque Court Dances, 19th century social and character dances, a Spanish Sevillanas, early Romantic Ballet and even some contemporary choreography. The event also features a French Baroque aria by soprano Meghan Lindsay.
ASL interpretation will be provided for this performance.