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Pick a Peck of Pumpkins! at Chateau Ramezay
October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 6, 2022
Looking for an Outdoor Activity for Children this Fall? The Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal invites young and old to discover the world of squash with Pick a Peck of Pumpkins, a one-month outdoor exhibition presented free of charge in the Governor’s Garden, from October 1st to November 6th.
While the children are off exploring, discover multiple uses for squash by going through the paths in the Governor’s Garden. Every year, pumpkins dominate autumn, sometimes overshadowing humbler members of the squash family, which have many everyday uses. Look for squash not only at mealtimes, but in beauty products and as percussion instruments and decorative items. Cultivated for over 5,000 years, squash are now native to every continent.
The 4 to 7-year-olds will meet Reddy, a friendly little pumpkin, and his numerous cousins. The free activity booklet will send them on a mission to find a mystery word by picking up hints throughout their visit. Cucumbers, zucchinis and patty-pan squash will come together to help the young botanists fulfill their quest. A surprise will await those who succeed!
Through a series of silly questions, the 8 to 12-year-olds will test their knowledge on the cucurbit family! They are sure to be surprised by this unusual theme! It should take your tweens 20-30 minutes to find the “key” that will grant them a surprise from the Château’s welcome desk!
Download and print the activity booklet before your visit or get a copy from the Museum’s welcome desk.
Don’t forget your pencils!