Spring break activities at the Old Port

There are museums, movies, skating and more for families seeking out fun school break activity ideas around Montreal.

Families can head to the Old Port if they are looking for kids’ activities this spring break.

There are currently two IMAX films being screened. In Great Bear Rainforest 3D, explore the ancient rainforest that is protected by the impassible mountain barrier and is home to the rarest bear in the world.

In Superpower Dogs 3D, viewers will meet and follow real-life superheroes, the elite rescue dogs, and learn about the science behind their lifesaving abilities.

For the first time, visitors can also check out the Science Centre’s temporary summer exhibition, Journey to Space, during spring break. The exhibition walks you through what it’s like being an astronaut in space. You can even walk through a reproduction of the International Space Station’s Destiny Lab and experience what weightlessness feels like. The exhibition also allows visitors to launch a rocket and experiment with items that are trapped in a zero-pressure space.

The Montreal Science Centre is located in the Old Port and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. over spring break. For more information, call 514-496-4724 or visit montrealsciencecentre.com.

Families can also enjoy the Natrel Skating Rink before the end of the season on March 8. You can additionally take in Montreal’s sights during a ride on the Observation Wheel and even zip-line across the Old Port’s frozen landscape.

This year, the Bota Bota spa in the Old Port will be open to kids. From March 2 to 6, they will be hosting meditation and yoga classes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kids aged 10 to 17 and their parents. Spaces are limited. For more information, visit botabota.ca.

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