5 Things to Do This Weekend in the 905

Winter Exhibit: Wildlife Rescue

Saturday, January 18 – Monday, April 13 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens | 680 Plains Road West | Burlington

Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages!

Step into recovery efforts and “meet” the people who dedicate their lives to saving and releasing endangered animals. Take a simulated flight to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route, learn the methods used to milk Lake Sturgeon and reintroduce them to the Great Lakes, then journey to Africa and Indonesia to witness efforts to successfully raise and release young elephants and orangutans to the wild. Every day is filled with family activities and weekends feature live animal guests from local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres.

Exhibit Shows and Activities
Join us for interactive animal shows, roving puppetry, animal meet-and-greets, and more. Watch our website and social media for special programs offered on weekends and holidays (including P.A. Days). 

Owl Prowl

Saturday, January 18 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mountsberg | 2259 Milborough Line | Campbellville
This popular program provides insight into the mysterious lives of Ontario’s majestic owls. A hike through the crisp winter night to search for owls and a “nose to beak” visit with Mountsberg’s resident raptors gives guests an experience not easily forgotten. Family nights include a fun and educational puppet show and children’s activities. Pre-registration required. 

Family Sunday Open Studio

Sunday, January 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of Burlington | 1333 Lakeshore Road | Burlington
Bring family and friends to AGB’s FREE drop-in art studio in the GWD Foundation for Kids’ Creative Hub. Our facilitators offer ideas as sources of inspiration to encourage visitors to engage with art and craft making. Children must be accompanied by parents or adult caregivers. 

Theme: Community 
“We are a community united by a passion for creation; encouraging discovery through arts and craft, supporting all artists and makers.”

Every Sunday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | FREE | All Welcome

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop: Magic with Static

Saturday, January 18 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
900 Woodward Avenue | Hamilton
The “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Each month focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) This workshop is a staff-led and supervised event. Parents/Caregivers are welcome to stay but are not required to do so. Consent forms and emergency contact information will be required.

A magician never reveals their secrets…but science can! Learn all about the magic of static electricity, and the science behind different magic tricks and illusions. Kids will leave with a kit of magician supplies and a secret booklet of illusions to amaze audiences with magic tricks using the mysterious power of static!
$25 per person. Drop-off program. Pre-registration is required.

The Year of the Rat: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 18 | 2:00 pm
Burlington Performing Arts Centre | 440 Locust Street | Burlington
Join us to ring in the Lunar New Year, as we welcome the zodiac animal of 2020: the clever and energetic rat! We welcome everyone in Burlington to come together in celebration of diversity and unity as we kick off The Year of the Rat.

Indulge in an afternoon of dazzling performances including ancient Chinese instruments, Beijing classical opera, Mongolian folk dance, and contemporary vocalists. Outside the theatre, we welcome everyone to explore our traditional art exhibition featuring live calligraphy demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

Sean Kavanagh 905.220.9198
Leo Manchisi 905.334.9650