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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012

2012 Spring Break Activities in Greater Vancouver

Take the kids on a local adventure during Spring Break at one of the Greater Vancouver's spectacular attractions! Children across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of events and activities indoors and out! Visit the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science World, the Vancouver Police Museum, Granville Island and the Fort Langley Historic Site which are among several attractions hosting March Break events. There are no shortage of fun things to do with the whole family for Spring Break 2012!

Spring Break Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.VANCOUVER
• BABIES: VANCOUVER AQUARIUM | March 9 - May 6, 2012 | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Vancouver Aquarium: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver (map) | Free - $21 | This Spring, explore Vancouver Aquarium's galleries to discover hundreds of babies, including seahorses, clown anemonefish, wolf-eels and poison frogs. | Website
• WEEKLY FAMILY PROGRAMS: SPRING BREAK 2012 | March 12 - 25, 2012 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Vancouver Art Gallery: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $17.50 | Explore the exhibitions with the Gallery's lively team of Art Agents or on an Art Tracks tour and check out creative and fun hands-on activities in The Making Place! | Website
• SPRING INTO ACTION! | March 2012 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | BC Sports Hall of Fame: 777 Pacific Boulevard ( BC Place, Gate A), Vancouver (map) | Free - $15 | Go on a two hour guided tour of the Hall of Champions and the Vancouver 2010 Gallery, participate in the Ultimate Trivia Challenge, run, climb and play in the Participation Zone, and strike a pose with Luongo's replica gold medal game mask and the podium! | Website
• SPRING BREAK AT GRANVILLE ISLAND | Dates & Times Vary (link) | Kids Market: 1496 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver (map) | Free - $5 | Enjoy events at the Kids Market including Rainbow the Dragon, Get Crafty with Potato Arts & Crafts, Ceramics and Sand Art and Face Painting With Beebop and Company! | Website
• SPRING BREAK PIRATICAL FUN | March 10 - 25, 2012 | Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Vancouver Maritime Museum: 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver (map) | Free - $11 | Enjoy family friendly self-guided pirate activities at the Maritime Museum during Spring Break including pirate hats, flags, treasure chests, maps and pirate ships! | Website
Spring Break Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.• MEDIEVAL MAYHEM | March 10 - 23, 2012 | Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat-Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm | Science World: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $29 | Explore medieval science during Spring Break with activities including Crazy Catapulting, Create a Crown, Pocket Full of Posies, The Society for Creative Anachronism, Wondrous Weaving, Knight School and Sword Science. | Website
• HEIST! CSI CAMP FOR KIDS | March 14 - 16 & 21 - 23, 2012 | Times Vary | Vancouver Police Museum: 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver (map) | $25 - $100 | Become a Junior Forensic Investigator and get hands-on experience with real forensic science! Examine, photograph and process crime scenes, analyze evidence, including fingerprints, shoe and tire impressions and study bullet evidence. | Website
• BIRDING BONANZA | March 10 - 25, 2012 | Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Beaty Biodiversity Museum: 2212 Main Mall (UBC Campus), Vancouver (map) | Free - $12 | Discover the amazingly diverse lives of birds! View local birds like never before through displays and activities including real bird specimens, birding lessons, museum tours, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, crafts and more. | Website

NORTH VANCOUVER
• WILDLIFE WEEKS | March 10 - 24, 2012 | Times Vary | Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre: 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver (map) | Donation - $8.25 | Take part in wildlife activities such as Hawk Talk - Birds of Prey, It's a Black Bear's Life, Scales and Coils, a Puppet Show, Night Spring Break Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.Wings: Bats of BC and Picking up the Trail - Tracks and Signs! | Website

DELTA
• MYSTERY IN THE MUSEUM | March 20 - 30, 2012 | Tues-Fri: 10:00am - 4:30pm | Delta Museum and Archives: 4858 Delta Street, Delta (map) | $5 | Come and investigate the Mystery of the King's Plate Horse Race and help the Delta Police find out what really made Brigadier the horse lose. | Website

BURNABY
• SPRING BREAK SCAVENGER HUNT - PUPPETS AND PAGEANTRY | March 19 - 25, 2012 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | $6.50 | Explore puppets and pageantry with a scavenger hunt, crafts, lively performances and a carousel ride! | Website

SURREY
• SPRING BREAK FAMILY PLAYCAMP | March 13 - 23, 2012 | Tues-Fri: 10:30am - 12:30pm | Surrey Museum: 17710 - 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | By Donation | Trains were once an important way to move goods and people around Surrey. Explore Surrey's railway history with fun drop-in activities including playing with props and touchable artifacts, a train craft, the Museum's "More Than Just a Tram" exhibit and more! | Website
• DISCOVERY DAYS | March 12 - 22, 2012 | Mon-Thurs: 10:00am - 12:00pm | Surrey Nature Spring Break Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.Centre at Green Timbers: 14255 - 96th Avenue, Surrey (map) | Free | Experience a new theme every day during Discovery Days! Meet a nature guide who will get you started with your discoveries in the forest, create an eco-craft, explore with a scavenger hunt, and learn something new at the interactive Exploration Boxes. | Website

LANGLEY
• SPRING BREAK AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | March 10 - 25, 2012 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free - $7.80 | Help plant the heritage garden, watch a baking demonstration (12:00pm) and listen to the historic weapons demonstration (3:30pm). | Website

SEA TO SKY
• MARCH BREAK AT THE BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM | March 10 - 25, 2012 | 9:00am - 4:30pm | Britannia Mine Museum:1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach (map) | Free - $21.50 | Enjoy fun activities led by interpreters (at 11:00am & 2:00pm) themed around Japanese culture tied to the Museum's temporary exhibit, "Stolen Lives: Remembering the Japanese Canadian Internment". Also, learn about traditional Japanese origami, Japanese kites, drumming and much more. | Website

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