Pointe-à-Callière offers family activities during spring break

Families can take part in percussion and creative workshops or get up close to an alpaca

Looking for educational and interactive family activities this spring break? From February 29 to March 7, the Pointe-à-Callière museum will be hosting a variety of workshops, games and activities in the Old Port.

Come experience a week of winter under the sun of Peru, Based on the new temporary The Incas, Treasures of Peru exhibition, activities will take visitors on a colourful trip into the history of the Incas. Some activities will be free while others will be included in the museum admission price.

Free activities will take place outdoors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. These include percussion and creative workshops for music lovers, a relaxation zone with Adirondack chairs and a fire, storytellers, and the chance to meet real alpacas. Families will also be able to explore the richness of Inca history and culture and learn about their mysterious way of life, their clothes and funeral ceremonies in a history workshop.

Photo via Facebook-Lavie en alpaga. Photo credit: Victor Pajor

There will be a food truck on site for those who are feeling hungry.

If families want to warm up, there will be plenty of workshops and activities indoors, which are included in the price of admission for the museum. Workshops will take place every day from 1 to 4 p.m., and include activities like embroidery, weaving, or making a good luck charm or metal medallion. Kids can also do a workshop where they can use alpaca wool to create designs like those found on the famous Nasca Lines.

Visitors can spend some time in the reading and cinema corner, where there will be a selection of children’s books, comics, and a showing of the first season of The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

Workshops will be held at various times and days, so check the schedule ahead of time.

For more information, visit pacmusee.qc.ca.