March Break - Things to Do!March 1, 2013

March Break - Things to Do!

Things to Do for March Break

March Break - Things to Do!

Hamilton Civic Museums

It’s A Family Affair at Dundurn National Historic Site
March 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Children, adults and grandparents are invited to Dundurn National Historic Site, home to Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout their tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. The Hamilton Military Museum provides a self-guided experience with dress up and hands-on activities in the Discovery Gallery. The Coach House will feature a children’s activity centre. Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

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March Break Activities-Geocaching 101: From Clues to Coordinates at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
March 9, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Come to Fieldcote and learn the basics of geocaching. Dress for the weather, bring your own gps device and be prepared to explore the great outdoors. Those without gps devices will be given paper clues. While inside the museum celebrate and commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a visit to our Bicentennial exhibit. Children’s activities include a drawing and story writing contest. Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ages: Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

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Family Fun & Games With the Little Rascals at Whitehern Historic House & Garden
March 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

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A Week of March Break Madness at the Hamilton Children’s Museum
March 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Put on your dancing shoes and groove to music from the jukebox at the Doo Wop Diner; dress up like cooks, create your favourite diner dishes and serve them to family and friends in our 1950′s-style family diner. Explore themes in nutrition, physical activity and science. Also, the Children’s Museum Theatre Space is back with a twist! Children and their adults can view themselves on T.V. while putting on their show. So get your act together, get dressed up in costumes and create your own stories. Please note that during busy times, there may be a short, outdoor wait for admittance to this popular museum. At such times, visits may also be limited to one hour. We are open regular business hours during March Break, Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

Contact: 905-546-4848, Email -, Website -


Drum Making Workshop at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
March 10, 2013 to March 20, 2013
Join us for this special workshop with local First Nations teachers and make your own hand drum to bring to the 8000 Sacred Drums event on Sunday, March 17 (see details below). Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $60.00 per person.

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Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village
March 13, 2013
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.

For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 or visit


8000 Sacred Drums at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
March 17, 2013
Join a sunrise ceremony with First Nations teachers, have breakfast, learn songs and drum with friends all day; be part of a world-wide event to mark Spring Equinox. Time: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

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Royal Botanical Gardens

March Break Discovery Day Camps
March 11-15, 2013
Day Camps available for children aged 4-13. All programs include games, crafts and hikes. All programs spend a large portion of the day outside; please be prepared for the weather before you arrive. Royal Botanical Gardens’ Discovery Camps strive to promote healthy environmental attitudes and lifestyles through safe, respectful, fun and diverse outdoor learning experiences.

Visit for details.


Battle of the Titans Dinosaur Exhibit
Ongoing until April 7, 2013
A formidable clash between Tyrannosaurs Rex and Triceratops comes to Royal Botanical Gardens! Through this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit! It is the first time anywhere that so much detail and science has come together in one exhibit!

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Art Gallery of Hamilton

March Break Mania
March 11, 2013 to March 15, 2013
In this week-long Art Camp, children will explore the exciting and sometimes surprising things that happen in the world of art, through hands-on art-making and gallery exploration. Traditional and contemporary art-making strategies combine to provide a rich and diverse experience. Programmes are available in the morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) and afternoon (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm), with a supervised lunch break—please bring your own lunch. Our flexible schedule lets you sign up for one-day or for the whole week, either half or full days! If you’d like to be added to the camp mailing list, please send your name, address and postal code, to

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

KX94.7 New Country FM Video Dance Party
Saturday March 9, 2013
Kick off March Break with a “KX94.7 New Country FM” Video Dance Party. Live Dinner Entertainment with Mike Woods. Three large screens! Two ticket prices: $15 for Dance & $40 for Dinner/Dance.

For event details, visit


Careport Centre

Wizard World Fun Park
March 11, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Wizard World Fun Park is Hamilton’s ultimate March Break staycation destination. We are excited to be back for our 3rd year bringing fun to families at the Careport Centre, Hamilton. Our entirely indoor park has all the entertainment a family could want, with over 20 rides, 10 inflatables, a little tots zone, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, elephant rides, and more. Wizard World also has two amazing shows which will entertain and educated both the kids and the parents; first Doo Doo the International Clown brings his wild and fun antics to the stage, Next we have a riveting and interactive Birds of Prey show. We have some great food on site provided by Pizza Pizza and Chicken Chicken, as well as the usual amusement park treats and Tiny Tom Donuts. Whatever you do, don’t get cooped up at home this March Break, get out and have some fun at Wizard World Family Fun Park, it’s like taking a vacation without all the hassles of traveling.

Where: Careport Centre, 270 Longwood Road South, Hamilton. Ticket and Admission Prices available at the door or online at


Copps Coliseum

Disney On Ice Treasure Trove
March 14, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Discover endless animated treasures when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove. Tickets on sale Thursday, November 1 at 10am. Thursday, March 14 – 1pm & 5pm Friday, March 15 – 2pm & 7pm Saturday, March 16 – 11am; 3pm & 6:30pm Sunday, March 17 – 11am, 3pm.

For events details, visit


McMaster University

March Mania
March 11-15, 2013
Day camps for children aged 6-13. Each day will find campers participating in 4 activity sessions, a recreational swim in our Olympic Pool, cooperative games and a whole lot more. Special events take place throughout the week including indoor rock climbing and the week closes with a big camp finale and closing ceremonies on Friday afternoon.

For camp details, visit


Soccer World

Multi-sport Day Camps
March 11-15, 2013
Lil’ Strikers offers full day camps for boys and girls aged 4-11. Your kids will have a blast with our seasoned high energy Lil’ Strikers coaches!


Hamilton Public Library

Spend March Break at the Hamilton Public Library. Each branch offers something different sure to please your family during the week.

Click here for a list of activities at the HPL.


Recreation Centres, Pools and Arenas

March Break brings opportunity to spend some time in the pool or on the ice at one of the City of Hamilton’s recreation centres. Check the schedule of the rec centre near you.

Click here for a list of March Break camps available at City recreation centres. (PDF)


The Great Outdoors

March Break presents a fabulous opportunity to explore the great outdoors in Hamilton, including the Bruce Trail, many of Hamilton’s waterfalls dotted along the Niagara Escarpment, the waterfront trail and so much more.


The above list offers some great options for you and your family. For a complete list of events in Hamilton during March Break 2013, visit our Event Calendar.




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