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Montreal Families

Montreal Family Attractions Open Thanksgiving Weekend

With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, we’ve got THREE WHOLE DAYS to fill with kids activities. Do you want to wake up on Thanksgiving Monday and have to go online to research what’s open or closed, then somehow get sucked into Facebook, then have your spouse get testy at you, then find that the kids have been completely zombified by morning cartoons? Me neither!

So I called around and made a list of family attractions that will be open, as well as a list of kids movies that are now playing in theatres. Also, based on calls to three local shopping centres (Fairview, Angrignon and Champlain malls) it will be business as usual through the holiday weekend and on Monday.

Family attractions open on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.

The Ecomuseum is open daily (closes only on Dec. 25) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over Thanksgiving weekend there will be some special activities, including the opening of a wild turkey enclosure.
Read a guided tour of the Ecomuseum.

The Montreal Botanical Gardens, which hosts the Great Pumpkin Ball, the Magic of Lanterns and several other Halloween-related activities, is open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Laval Children’s Museum will be open throughout the weekend, including Monday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read a guided tour of the Laval Children’s Museum.

Chateau Ramezay’s outdoor pumpkin exhibit will be open throughout the weekend and the hours on Monday, Oct. 11 are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Centre d’Interpretation de la Courge du Québec is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read a Guided Tour of the Centre d’Interpretation de la Courge du Québec.

Shed 16 Labyrinth is open on weekends and public holidays, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until Oct. 31.
Read a Guided Tour of Shed 16 Labyrinth.

Exporail Canadian Railway Museum will be open through the holiday weekend and on Monday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the outdoor activities close at 4 p.m.) On Oct. 10, 11 and 12, there will be a special exhibit on trams and tramways.
Read a Guided Tour of Exporail.

La Ronde is open weekends and Monday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Oct. 31.
Read a Guided Tour of La Ronde

Granby Zoo is open weekends and Monday Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read a Guided Tour of Granby Zoo.

Play Centres

Fundomondo play centre in Pointe Claire will be open through Thanksgiving weekend and the hours on Monday, Oct. 11 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information about Fundomondo.

ZigZagZoo play centre in Vaudreuil will be open through the holiday weekend and the hours on Monday, Oct. 11 are 9:30 to 5 p.m.
More information about ZigZagZoo.

Funtropolis play centre in Laval will be open throughout the holiday weekend. Hours on Monday, Oct. 11 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More information about Funtropolis.

Jungle Adventure play centre in Laval will be open throughout the holiday weekend. Hours on Monday, Oct. 11 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More information about Jungle Adventure.

Kazoom play centre in Dollard des Ormeaux will be open throughout the weekend on Monday, Oct. 11, the hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information about Kazoom.

Children’s Movies playing in Montreal

The following roundup is based on Cinema Montreal movie listings. Movie times are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm the showtime.

Photo courtesy of Ruthanne Reid.

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