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Enjoy some family fun with a variety of games for kids and adults, inspired by the much-anticipated Canadian History Hall for March Break.

From tiny tots to adults everyone loves to play. These special, all-ages March Break activities explore the evolution of play, inspired by the future Canadian History Hall’s three signature galleries: Early Canada (up to 1763), Colonial Canada (1763–1914) and Modern Canada (1914 to present day). Discover traditional First Peoples games such as ring-and-pin, string games, lahal, and hand-shadow puppets. Try skittles, and see how the game has changed from the version popular in New France. Help decorate a large, Victorian-style dollhouse, make your own doll to take home, and try colonial toys such as a Jacob’s ladder, jacks, and spin-tops.

Be a part of the action with giant games located over the museum. Join a human foosball game or take part in a miniature indoor hockey game. Try a few special activities, such as riding a hover board (a self-balancing scooter) on Sundays March 5 and 19. If video games are more your speed; gaming consoles will be set up on Saturdays March 4 and 18. Do you find board games more intriguing? A wide variety of games will be set up on Sundays February 26 and March 12. You will be sure to find something that your whole family can enjoy.


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