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March Break Fun at RBG

March 1, 2024

Looking for things to do for March Break in Hamilton / Burlington? Even if the kids aren’t already signed up for our March Break Camp, there’s still lots to do at RBG March 11 to 15. Join us for exciting, hands-on, and educational experiences for the whole family!

Here are 5 experiences to keep the kids busy this March Break!

Note: many of these experiences are time-ticketed or have limited availability; pre-registration is strongly suggested to avoid disappointment.

1: Learn about “Nature’s Superheroes”

Extended hours during March Break! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (time-ticketed); RBG Centre

Some plants and animals look extraordinary to us, but their unusual features usually address the most ordinary of tasks: to reproduce, breathe and move around, sense the world, or find food and safety. From mountaintops to ocean depths, get ready to explore nature’s most astounding adaptations for life in our planet’s most extreme environments.

Time-ticketed; pre-purchase your tickets to avoid disappointment

  • Three children and a toddler sitting on top of a giant beetle model and posing for a photo
  • dark axolotl starring blankly into our soul

2: Explore the Imagination Playground

Extended hours during March Break! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (time-ticketed); RBG Centre

Unleash the magic of creativity at RBG with the Imagination Playground! Explore and play with uniquely shaped foam blocks that let imaginations soar.

Included in your Nature’s Superheroes tickets (time-ticketed entry)

  • Children rolling foam balls down a constructed foam ramp
  • parent helping a small toddler touch a tower made from large foam blocks
  • child constructing a large tower from foam blocks

3: Watch the Escarpment Train Exhibit

Daily, 10:30 to 3 p.m.; Rock Garden

RBG’s “G scale” model train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history.

Included in Rock Garden Admission or your Nature’s Superheroes Tickets (exhibit ~2km down the road)

  • Escarpment Train Exhibit Model Train Display
  • Model Locomotive Coming Through Tunnel Escarpment Train Exhibit
  • Model Train Playset

4: Make a Terrarium as a Family

March 9, 10, 16, 17; (11 a.m. or 2 p.m.); RBG Centre

Enjoy learning about the science of ecosystems while building your own terrarium from the soil up!

Add a workshop to your Nature’s Superheroes tickets!
$30 (+HST) per kit. Space is limited.

terrarium in a glass jar featuring a few small plants and a toy axolotl

5: Get Hands-On with the Makerspace

Daily; RBG Centre

RBG is happy to be offering visitors the opportunity to create in what is being called a Makerspace.  For March Break this self-guided space will enable visitors to decorate a plant pot and plant a seed to take home.

Included in your Nature’s Superheroes tickets!

family doing a craft at a table in the Atrium

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