I am not a fan of winter. I don’t like the cold so finding indoor things to keep the kids entertained is at the top of my list at this time of the year. While I'd be happy to sit at home and do puzzles and watch movies, I know it's important to get out and do fun and educational activities with kids. So here is a round up of just four activities that will keep you and the kids busy (and warm) during the next few weeks:
Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Museum of Natural History
January 30 to May 24, 2015
1747 Summer Street, Halifax
The discovery of one fossilized bone can be the start of an amazing story about a particular creature from long ago. This experience presents a number of fossils and animatronic dinosaurs to highlight how discoveries and meticulous research continue to enlighten us about prehistoric species. Showcasing a range of dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, this 2,000 sq ft exhibition delivers a larger-than-life, memorable and interactive guest experience.
Tony Hawk | Rad Science at the Discovery Centre
Closing on January 11th
1593 Barrington St., Halifax
Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre has a mission to make science interesting, enjoyable and interactive, it’s the smartest place to play! Ride away as world-renowned skateboard legend Tony Hawk demonstrates how physics principles like gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical skateboarding tricks possible. Tony Hawk | Rad Science, teaches the science behind this popular extreme sport while celebrating this fascinating culture. It’s the perfect introduction for newbie boarders, but also an unparalleled opportunity for experienced riders to better understand how and why skateboarding works.
Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax
The new and much talked about Halifax Central Library is now open for business. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s time to visit. Beyond it’s innovative design, the library is a model building for sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, responsible material selection and indoor environmental quality.
It also has books, lots and lots of books! As well, the new library features a computer learning lab, public use computers, a café, meeting space and a performance venue.
The new Central Library and other branches have special programming for children that take place at various times and locations.
LEGO: Halifax, City by the Sea at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Display until Sat., Jan. 31st, 2015
1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax
Enjoy the fantastic world of LEGO, the Halifax Harbour way! Thanks to master LEGO builder Owen Grace, you’ll recognize some of our signature waterfront spots and harbour “regulars” in LEGO form. Keep a keen eye for a few surprises and see what you can move around the bustling scene.
If the outdoors is still calling you, here are just two fun places in Halifax to hang out and have some family fun this winter: