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TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010

2010 Spring Break Activities in the Lower Mainland

Are you wondering what interesting and exciting activities there are for kids to do in the Lower Mainland for Spring Break? Need an indoor activity for a rainy day this week? Check out some arts and crafts in several Vancouver locales, learn to be a Pirate at Science World, marvel at our natural (and supernatural) wonders at the Aquarium and Space Centre or just go out and explore the beautiful spring weather in the areas many Parks and Gardens.

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Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium.March Break is here for thousands of Children in the Lower Mainland - looking for fun activities to do in the coming week? Here is a list of places to visit in Vancouver and the surrounding region!

  1. VANCOUVER AQUARIUM | Location: 845 Avison Way in Stanley Park | Dates: March 6th - 14th | Times: 9:30am - 5:00pm (Spring Break shows: Spotlight on Seals @ 10:00am; Beluga Session @ 10:30am; Dolphin Show @ 2:30pm and Meet and Greet SpongeBob from 10:00am - 1:00pm) | Cost: Adult: $22; Senior/Youth/Student: $17; Child (4-12): $14; Child (3 and under): FREE | Information: The Vancouver Aquarium will be offering several extra shows as well as Meet and Greet sessions with Spongebob Squarepants as well as 4D movies and regular exhibits | Website

  2. VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM | Location: 1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park | Dates: MarchThe Vancouver Maritime Museum has many interesting activities during Spring Break. 6th - 14th | Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm| Cost: Adult: $10; Youth: $7.50; Child (5 and under): FREE; Family: $25 | Information: Visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum during Spring Break and enjoy family crafts each day including pirate hats, flags and treasure chest maps. Visitors can also discover the rich maritime history and traditions of the Pacific Coast and explore the Museums many exhibits | Website

  3. H.R. MACMILLAN SPACE CENTRE | Location: 1100 Chestnut Street in Vanier Park | Dates: March 8th - 12th | Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Special Programs from 11:00am - 2:00pm) | Cost: Adult: $15; Senior/Youth/Student/Child: $10.75; Child (5 and under with simulator): $7; Child (5 and under without simulator): FREE | Information: Learn about life as an Astronaut, bring in your rocks to find out what types they are and learn about space rocks, watch a show on the End of the World and learn about asteroids, take part in the Globe at Night star count or just experience the Science World is hosting Swashbucklin' Spring Break.exhibits at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre | Website

  4. SCIENCE WORLD | Location: 1455 Quebec Street | Dates: March 11th - 15th | Times: Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat-Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm | Cost: Adult: $18.75; Senior/Youth: $15.25; Child: $12.75 | Information: Science World will be hosting Swashbucklin' Spring Break with science, treasure huntin', storytellin', sword fightin' and more for all ye landlubbers. Yaarrrr! | Website

  5. KIDS MARKET (GRANVILLE ISLAND) | Location: | Dates: March 5th - 14th | Times: between 11:00am - 4:00pm | Cost: FREE (except the Ceramics and Sand Art Crafts which are $5 per child) | Information: The Granville Island Kids Market will host several programs such as a the The Vancouver Police Museum is offering Spring Break activities for older children.recycled craft workshop, Child Find Program and Ceramics ans Sand Art Crafts along with the Market's outdoor and indoor play areas and shops to explore | Website

  6. VANCOUVER POLICE MUSEUM | Location: 240 Cordova Street | Dates: March 8th - 12th | Times: Between 10:00pm - 4:00pm | Cost: Student: $10; Member: $5 | Information: Throughout Spring Break, the Vancouver Police Museum will be hosting a series of forensic science workshops for kids, including fingerprints, impression evidence (foot and tire prints), forensic entomology (bugs) and ballistics. A workshop for older students on blood spatter will also be offered. After the workshop, students are welcome to explore the museum and put their new skills to the test with our Forensics Drop-in activities (reservations required) | Website

  7. FORT LANGLEY | Location: Follow the "Beaver" signs along 232nd Street from HighwayFort Langley will be offering Spring Break Programs. 1 in Langley | Dates: March 8th - 12th | Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Cost: Adult: $7.80; Senior: $6.55; Youth: $3.90; Family: $19.60 | Information: Claim Your Gold! Race other prospectors to the richest gold deposits on the river - will you have to negotiate to share a claim? Or will you have the patience and cunning to claim the mother lode? Spend your school break learning about the work of children in British Columbia in the 1840s | Website

  8. PARALYMPIC TORCH RELAY | Locations: 10th: Riley Community Centre; March 11th: UBC outside the Student Union Building; March 11th-12th: Robson Square | Dates/Times: March 10th: Riley Park Community Centre (near Queen Elizabeth Park) [11:00 am]; March 11th: UBC [11:00am]; March 11th-12th: Robson Square [2:00pm] | Cost: FREE | Information: The 10-day, 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay will give many Canadians, young and old, a chance to Enjoy Spring Break Activities at Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia.discover the unique and inspiring stories of Paralympians and other Canadians who defy the odds. | Website

There is also lots to do in the great outdoors as Spring has hit the City early! Explore Stanley Park and walk its many trails or check out the Heronry which is home to over one hundred nesting Herons; Go to your local neighbourhood parks and gardens and enjoy the cherry blossoms, daffodils, crocuses and other spring flowers which are in bloom; take advantage of the weekend's snow and ski, snowboard, snowshoe, tube or sled the local (or regional) mountains; take a day trip to Vancouver Island or other interesting cities in the region, and most of all, enjoy Spring Break!






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