Outdoor fun at Pointe-à-Callière
The museum at the Old Port is offering several free hockey-themed activities for kids during spring break
If your child likes hockey and playing outside, you might want to head down to the Pointe-à-Callière Museum at the Old Port during spring break. The Archeology and History Museum is hosting its first ever free outdoor hockey-themed week of activities from March 5 to 9.
Complementing the museum’s current temporary exhibit, Passion: Hockey, children and their families are invited to participate in a variety of free outdoor activities. There will be a free game of mini-hockey taking place on the museum’s own rink. And for those looking to test their knowledge of their favourite sport, they can try out an interactive hockey quiz. Kids will also have the chance to try out the sport of lacrosse – the grandfather of modern-day hockey.
Montreal Canadiens fans will be in for an extra-special treat, with a guest appearance by none other than Habs mascot Youppi! on March 5. There will be free coffee and hot chocolate throughout the week.
Spring break activities continue inside the museum as well. Purchasing tickets to Pointe-à-Callière from March 3 to 11 gets you admission to three different, free, guided activities throughout the museum.
The Archaeo-Adventure interactive workshop teaches students about Montreal’s rich and fascinating history. The workshop includes a hands-on dig site with real archeological tools, where students will get to roll up their sleeves and unearth an array of artifacts from Montreal’s past. Students will also get to see the immersive Yours, Truly multimedia show that takes viewers on a 270-degree journey through the entire timeline of Montreal, from the fur-trapping days of long ago to present day.
Children can experience life as it was for children in 18th century New France in the interactive role-playing activity Growing up in Ville-Marie. They’ll be able to dress up like the youth in New France and learn about their different roles and responsibilities.
Finally, the self-guided Privates or Privateers tour lets children become privateers for a day, as they imagine themselves aboard the ship of Captain Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, sailing the Gulf of the St. Lawrence and battling the British in the name of New France. The exhibit showcases various artifacts, including navigational instruments, personal possessions of historical figures and tools and weapons from the period.
All the spring break details are online.