Keep your kids engaged and educated at these Canadian attractions

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School is almost out for summer, but learning happens everywhere. If you’re wondering what you can do with your children that is fun and educational around Canada, start with this list.

Canadian Science and Technology Museum — Ottawa, ON

If your minis have a thing for science and technology, a trip to Ottawa’s Canadian Science and Technology Museum will get their molecules buzzing. Enjoy interesting exhibits, ‘Curiosity on Stage’ interactive presentations where you can learn about careers in science and technology, sign up for summer camp, and so much more.

Vancouver Aquarium — Vancouver, BC

[Photo by Jeswin Thomas from Pexels]
[Photo by Jeswin Thomas from Pexels]

Aquariums like Vancouver’s are chock-full of education and fun. As you walk through the various exhibits, your kids won’t be able avoid soaking in knowledge about animals and their environments, and will have fun doing so in very interactive ways.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia — Halifax/Yarmouth, NS

Absorb the beauty of art at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and introduce your children to artistic creativity and history. Take in any number of special events, be guided through the gallery’s collections, and learn something new at the rotating exhibits, like the newest exhibit Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art.


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Canadian Children’s Museum — Gatineau, QC

Your kids will learn about art, culture, and history at the Canadian Children’s Museum, and they might never want to leave. Designed totally for the interactive and educational experiences of children, this unique museum has so much to see and do, and will allow kids to expand their minds while they expend energy. Look out for the “Great Adventure,” a unique activity where museum passports lead children through exhibits to learn about the world.

Royal Tyrrell Museum — Drumheller, AB

A dinosaur statue

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If your little ones are dinosaur lovers, the Royal Tyrrell Museum will be heaven on earth for them. Peruse the exhibits with rare dinosaur fossils, or opt for a Camp-In experience where families can stay overnight and sleep with the dinos! Public programs like dig experiences, fossil casting, and more allow children to get hands-on with dinosaur discovery, for an unforgettable visit.

Keep your kids engaged and educated this summer by adding one of these spots to your summer travels. What are the best fun and educational things for kids to experience in Canada? Sound off in the comments.

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