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VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES AT ONTARIO'S ATTRACTIONS

Continue to enjoy Ontario content #TogetherAtHome. Check out these virtual tours, videos and tailored online experiences from some of Ontario's favourite attractions, cultural centres and destinations.

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VIRTUAL TOURS AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES

As Ontario gradually reopens businesses, services and public spaces, we want you to remain safe and continue to practice physical distancing. Until you decide to travel, enjoy virtual content from home at Ontario.Live or browse through a selection of activities below. Ride a rollercoaster, dive into shark infested waters, explore the world of science and discovery and admire great works of art. Follow us on Facebook for more inspirational Ontario activities!

DRIVE-THROUGH EXPERIENCES

Scenic Safari at the Toronto Zoo, Toronto: soon you'll be able to see all your favourite animals without leaving your car on a drive-thru visit.

Drive-in Movie Theatres: retro date-night is making a huge comeback! Stay local, practice healthy social distancing and have a fun night out at one of Ontario's drive-in theatres. 

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

Virtual Museum of Canada
Explore the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.

Group of Seven Virtual Tour
Follow Google's arts and culture tour of Canada's most famous artists, their work and the landscapes and places that inspired them.

Art Gallery of Ontario
Browse the AGO’s online collection featuring European masterpieces, contemporary art, new and emerging Indigenous artist and great Canadian pieces, including the Group of Seven. And follow the AGO on InstagramTwitter and Facebook for updates and inspiration. #AGOFromHome

Hamilton Civic Museums
From Dundurn Castle to Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton is a hotspot for amazing heritage sites and cultural museums. Explore over 130 panoramic scenes with audio navigation on these virtual tours.

Bytown Museum
Explore Ontario oldest stone building, a national treasure nestled beside the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. This virtual tour walks you through three floors of exhibitions.

Royal Ontario Museum
Now is a great time to build your skill set, like how to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphs or make your own mummy case. The ROM has the most important Egyptian collection in Canada with approximately 25,000 artifacts, searchable online. Check out more activities and games families can do from home. Follow @ROMtoronto for more.

Pumphouse Museum
Kingston’s Pumphouse Steam Museum is all about the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math. In partnership with MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, get downloadable PDF activity ideas for families to stay engaged while #TogetherAtHome. Take a full VR 360 tour of the museum.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Browse the vast e-collection, and join the weekly ArtVenture Online featuring family-friendly art activities that include video tutorials and virtual classes, #McMichaelFromHome. 

Bata Shoe Museum
Virtually walk in someone else’s shoes with two online exhibitions; All About Shoes and On Canadian Ground. You’ll travel to all four corners of the world and back.

Canadian Canoe Museum
Find activities, videos, and resources that will inspire connection, curiosity, and new understandings while doors are closed.

ZOOS AND SANCTUARIES

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Experience the thrill of shark diving in Ripley's Dangerous Lagoon! Watch sawfish, eels and sharks swim by on Ripley’s Live Shark Cam. It’s surprisingly more soothing than it sounds.

Toronto Zoo
From the adorable newborn Baby Long Legs giraffe to the sassy antics of Princess Penelope, a pygmy hippo, the Toronto Zoo’s YouTube and TikTok channels are extremely addictive.  Plus you'll find NEW and exciting 'edutainment' opportunities like Daily Facebook LIVE with the Zoo’s Wildlife Care team (airing 1:00pm EST) and at-home parent resources and virtual learning.

Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre
Watch a live feeding of a wild wolf pack via the wolfcam. Tune into Facebook for the specific feeding days and times.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 
an immersive 360° virtual tour will greet you with joyful bird songs, lush garden pathways, a flowing waterfall and free-flying butterflies in this tropical paradise. 

Polar Bear Habitat
Take a Polar Bear Break and get polar bear inspired activities, videos and news three times a week! 

DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CENTRES

Ontario Science Centre
Find accessible and engaging online experiences with the Science at Home learning series and follow the new Summer with the Science Centre program for live events, games and new hands-on fun.

Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Fuel your Indiana Jones obsession with London’s Museum of Ontario Archaeology online collections and virtual exhibits. Adventurous families will love the kid’s crafts and daily activities.

Science North
Follow Science North on Facebook for fun, educational videos, and check out the new Guinness World Record winning tin can binary display

Ingenium
Ingenium represents the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum and showcases the important role of science and technology in our everyday lives. Visit a working farm on the Explore a Dairy Farm virtual tour.

ATTRACTIONS

Canada's Wonderland
Take a virtual ride on 16 coasters, 11 thrill rides and seven family rides with first-person ‘point-of-view’ videos on YouTube. Finally your little ones can experience the rides they might not be tall enough for in person!

CN Tower
In collab with the Toronto Public Library, the CN Tower has just added great colouring sheets created for the 114 Stories X 114 Storeys photo exhibit. Just download, print, colour and share at fb@cntower.ca.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 

Together at Home: The Makers of Kingston
Each day a Kingston maker, musician, author and other locals will entertain, perform, do an art demo, lead a kid fun activity and more for you!

Experience Ontario's Southwest
Fun and creative online activities you can do from the comfort of home.

London Tourism
Stay engaged with London's virtual family activities.

Experience Barrie From Home
Find everything from online pottery classes, yoga at home, take-out & delivery, virtual art, audio tours and so much more.

Learn Survival Skills with Canadian Bushcraft
Caleb Musgrave, an Anishinaabe outdoor survival expert and educator is offering free online classes. His usual program covers skills like basket making, crafting canoes and more near Peterborough.

GARDENS AND PARKS

Niagara Parks
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a peak inside the Floral Showhouse. The talented team of horticulturalists have designed this stunning Spring Orchid Show.

Royal Botanical Gardens
RBG is challenging nature lovers and garden enthusiasts to the Spring Flower Hunt, a content highlighting a signature bloom each week. Join in for your chance to win a family membership and lunch for four (to be redeemed when the garden re-opens).

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Fort William Historical Park
History comes to life at this reconstructed fur trading post in Thunder Bay. Watch Hinge of an Empire, a fascinating overview of the evolution of the fur trade and the roles of the North West Company and Fort William in establishing the foundation of Canada. Enjoy more virtual tours of the historic park on YouTube – with video in English, French and Oji-cree languages.

Ontario Heritage Trust
Ontario Heritage Trust represents built, natural and cultural historical sites and their online exhibits really bring Ontario’s heritage to life. Tour the marvelous Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres or follow the story of Ontario’s sport heritage through snapshots. And share your own stories on MyOntario.

 

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