March Break 2013 - Passport to the World

Posted: March 4, 2013 - 14:45 , by royal
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Royal Ontario Museum March Break Passport to the world March 9 to March 17

Who’s ready for March Break? We are!

For months now, we at the ROM have been working away getting ready for the most exciting and active time of our year: March Break (aka Spring Break to those without kids in Ontario schools)!

This year we’re going all out with what’s possibly the BIGGEST March Break we’ve ever had! From Archaeology to Zoology, and a whole lot more, there will be loads of opportunities for hands-on discovery, fun educational games, and exotic objects and experiences from all over the planet. We’re calling it Passport to the World, and we’re welcoming kids of all ages to join us for our special March Break programs and become “world travellers” March 9 to 17 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

The voyage starts at our “Customs Desk” in Chen Court on Level 1 where intrepid young travellers will receive their own passports ready for stamps to be collected as they make their way through the World of the ROM.

Among the “destinations” are Japan (demonstrations of Samurai skills and their amazing weapons, armour, ideas, and art), China (kids can celebrate the Year of the Snake by making their own snake mobiles, and learn more about some favourite slitherers at the Sciensational Sssnakes show), and special scavenger hunts will keep you moving through the worlds of Canada, ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt and more. Leave the planet entirely and take a giant leap to space and stand on the moon (no really!), and touch a space rock from the ROM’s vaults!

That’s not all, March Break voyagers can get a taste of a biologist’s life "in the field" with ROM curators and research biologists (and have their photo taken against backdrops of some of our most important field sites around the globe). Or help us mark the 50th anniversary of ROM archaeologists’ re-discovery of the ancient city of Altun Ha in Belize by joining a dig or building a Maya Pyramid out of Lego (building material generously donated by Lego Canada). Get up close to the world of nature with the Earth Rangers’ popular Bring Back the Wild ™ live animal show.

Naturally with March Break being your last chance to visit the amazing Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants for Gondwana exhibit, there will be plenty of dinos and fabulous fossils too, with participants creating their own Ultimate Dinosaur, assembling dinosaur puzzles, tracing trilobites, and even dressing up as favourite prehistoric creatures.

Amazingly, this is just a glimpse of all the fun activities we have waiting for you. Check out the full “itinerary” on our dedicated March Break page.

Come to the ROM this March Break and give your kids a passport to a whole new world!