Listen to a saga, help build a Mega Bloks ship, and make your own shield: three Viking-inspired activities that add up to a lot of family fun.
Celebrate Winterlude and Family Day with three all-ages activities inspired by the exhibition Vikings. Enjoy an interactive storytelling session based on one of the sagas — “Thor Takes a Bite” — presented in the special exhibition. Team up with other families to build a Viking ship using 30,000 Mega Bloks, as you learn about the Vikings’ amazing shipbuilding skills. Decorate your very own Viking shield, and learn how this essential piece of equipment protected Norse warriors both on the battlefield and at sea, where shields were fastened to a ship’s gunwales to hold back waves and the wind.
Interactive storytelling times at:
11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. in English
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in French
Activity presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa