The Children’s Museum

by Lara

We are really lucky to live in a city with so many fabulous places to take the kids – indoor and outdoor. There are still many that we want to explore, but there are a few that are tried and true favourites that we make visits to at least once a year.

The Children’s Museum over at the museum of civilizations is one of them. We’ve been going at least once a year since Kiernan turned one. The museum is great because there is so much hands-on stuff for the kids to do, and they can enjoy it at so many ages.

I also love that by going to the same museums over the years, you get to see how much your children have grown in size and development.

Here is a peek at the Children’s Museum from Kiernan’s perspective over the last 3 years.


Kiernan and Daddy put on fabulous puppet shows.

Miss Carmelina went to the spa this past year and buffed up a bit it looks like.

Our budding musician. This has always been a highlight of the museum for K.

As the kids get older they have more and more intricate things for them to do and work on. Here the kids were actually embroidering.

These photos give only a small snippet of the stuff to do at the museum. The kids can get dressed up in costumes, serve their parents lunch at the kids’ cafe, swab the deck and load and unload freight onto the cargo ship, do arts and crafts and when there are special exhibits there’s even more to do. I highly recommend the museum as something fun to do with the kids. And the family pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids) for $30 is a pretty good deal!

Lara is the mom to 3.5 year old Kiernan and 10 month old twins Quinn and Juliette. You can find her at her blog Gliding Through Motherhood.



Filed under Attractions, Outings

4 responses to “The Children’s Museum

  1. Oooh we’re heading there within the next half hour. . easter egg hunt all weekend . .family memberships are a real bargain. . .about 100 so you only have to go 3 times as a family to make your money back .. during the winter months (or even in the summer in search of a/c) we go there at least every month)

  2. Pam

    This is one of our most favourite places in the whole wide world. We all enjoy it, even on a busy day. We did my son’s 9th birthday at the the museum of Civilization this year and it was a blast for the wide range of ages we had there (ages 18 mth to 12).

    • Oooh. Good to know. I’m pretty limited in my knowledge of what will entertain the “over 4” set so knowing these things carry through for a long time is great. Thanks!

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