25+ Things To Do in Toronto for March Break 2020

Family Fun

NOTE: Due to health concerns, many events are being cancelled or postponed for March 2020. Check websites, social media, or call ahead to find out if the event will take place as planned.

Map out your week with the kids using our March Break guide. There are plenty of fun activities to keep the whole family busy while school’s out this year!


March Break at the AGO

Drop in for nine days of family fun at the AGO. Visit the exhibition Illusions: The Art of Magic and get inspired by posters from the Golden Age of Magic before heading to the March Break Magic stage to show off your best tricks. Head to Walker Court for an immersive art making adventure, and try your hand at all kinds of fun and creative activities!

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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ROM’s Big Blue March Break

This March Break take the kids to the ROM  and experience the magical world of a beloved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. If your kids are a older, the ROM-original exhibition Bloodsuckers let’s you explore over 30,000 species that feed on blood.  And finally, delight in some of the world’s most stunning wildlife photography.

Location: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre is hosting an array of fun, interactive March Break experiences for kids. Discover the connections between magic and the mind, explore what makes you tick, experiment with sodium bicarbonate, have a hair-raising experience, learn about celestial bodies or go on an adventure without leaving your OMNIMAX® seat.

Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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Shoe’La’Palooza at the Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum will be brimming with games, crafts, and other spellbinding activities. Dress up as your favourite magical character, play magical bean bag toss and string games, make some very cool magical crafts, find magical shoes in the galleries, put on a puppet show in the magical theatre and leave your magical footprint for all to see!

Location: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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March Break at the Aga Khan Museum

If you’ve never taken the family to the Aga Khan Museum, this March Break is the perfect time! Explore the art of carpets and textiles inspired by the exhibition Sanctuary. Then head over to the hands-on Art Cart to make your won piece of art to take home with you.

Location: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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March Break Mystery Fun

Black Creek Pioneer Village opens to families for a Sherlock Holmes mystery adventure. Kids hunt for clues and make disguises to track the thieves and solve a crime. Activities in every building on site; and horse-drawn carriage rides are in effect. Kids 14 and under are free with adult admission.

Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 16–22
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City of Toronto Historic Sites

March Break at Fort York

Looking for a March Break adventure? Bring your family to Fort York National Historic Site. Children can try soldiers’ drill classes, dress up in costumes, and sample treats from the historic kitchen.

Location: Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 15–22
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March Break at Spadina Museum

Learn the symbolism of colours, plants and animals, and then try your hand at creating your own one-of-a-kind family crest. Other fun activities for children of all ages include the difference challenge that gets you to spot as many differences as you can find between 1915 photos of Spadina mansion rooms and their appearance today. Plus, try your hand at some 1920s games.

Location: Spadina House Museum, 285 Spadina Rd., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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March Break at Todmorden Mills

Sample tasty treats while you enjoy a guided tour of the historic buildings. Before or after the tour, visit the Brewery Building to make a unique take-home craft and try out old-fashioned toys and games popular with past generations. If the weather is nice, take some time to explore the Wildflower Preserve area and look for signs of spring with a round of outdoor “Nature Bingo.”

Location: 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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March Break at Mackenzie House

Drop in and discover the rotten history of Toronto’s waste and learn about the roots of modern recycling in the Victorian-era! Participate in a scavenger hunt, design your own image block for the 1845 printing press, and enjoy a cookie and apple cider warmed on the 1850’s stove. If you stop by on Monday March 16th, celebrate William Lyon Mackenzie’s 225th birthday by making him a birthday card.

Location: 82 Bond St., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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Toronto Public Library Events

Free March Break programs and events are scheduled at Toronto Public Library branches around the city. Activities include movie screenings, gaming, Lego, and crafts, as well as magic shows, puppet shows, reptile shows, science shows, art workshops, photography workshops, and more. Some programs require reservations and they do fill up, so be sure to call ahead.

Location: Find your local branch for events
Dates: Mar. 14–22

Fairs & Festivals

Wizard World Fun Park

Carnival rides, cool reptiles, games, magic shows, daily live shows, and treats are all waiting for you at this indoor family fun park! Kids will definitely be amazed and entertained by Doo Doo the Clown, Team T&J, and the Reptilia Reptile Zoo.

Location: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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March Break at Fantasy Fair

Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park has special events all week for March Break, including free kids’ crafts, a magic show, and DooDoo the International Clown.

Location: Woodbine Shopping Centre & Fantasy Fair, 500 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke
Dates: Mar. 14–22
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Live Shows

Jungle Book

A wild ride awaits in this inventive and timely take on the beloved classic! An immersive multi-media adaptation, Jungle Book will transport you from the urban jungle to Mowgli’s childhood in the forests of India. F0r ages 5 and up.

Location: Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E., Toronto
Dates: Feb. 13–Mar. 21
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In the Game

With tons of audience interaction and improvised fun, this family-friendly comedy plays with the question, “What if we were literally trapped in our screens?” For ages 10 and up.

Location: The Second City, 51 Mercer St., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 14–Jul. 23
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National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo and Juliet

The ballet that opened the National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary season is back. Romeo and Juliet is jam packed with dancing – fast footwork, expressive pas de deux and gorgeous ensemble pieces blending classical and folkdance elements.

Location: Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Dates: Mar. 11–22
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Sugar Shacks and Maple Syrup Festivals

Beginning in March, the maple syrup starts flowing! Sugar shacks welcome visitors for weekend pancake breakfasts, wagon rides, and demos in syrup tapping and maple taffy making. See 15 maple syrup farms and festivals near Toronto.


Plenty of attractions have extended hours or are fun for drop-in any time.

Zoos and Aquariums: The Toronto Zoo has extended hours during March Break, plus some character meet-and-greets (Bob the Builder and Paw Patrol pups, to mention a couple). Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is always a hit—buy tickets online to skip the line.

Indoor Playgrounds: Head to an indoor playground in the West End, an indoor playground in the East End, or search our online directory for more indoor playgrounds in the GTA.

Trampoline Gyms: Play trampoline dodge ball or basketball or just jump, jump, jump at a trampoline gym—they have programs for kids of all ages, and grown-ups, too!

Climbing Gyms: Get vertical at Toronto-area climbing gyms with climbing walls and/or bouldering. Most have equipment rentals for kids, so drop-in is easy.

Amusement Centres: Laser tag, gaming, bowling, and more—find all kinds of indoor diversions at indoor amusement centres.

Camps: Some Toronto/GTA day camps have last-minute bookings. In some cases, you can even book for one or two days of March Break.

Farms: March Break marks the first opening to the public for many GTA farms for kids. Get out to the countryside, or check out Riverdale Farm, right downtown.

Nature Centres and Conservation Areas: Some conservation areas have extended hours during March Break, and many, like the Kortright Centre in Maple are free or inexpensive for kids. The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga is offering free guided nature hikes; pre-registration required. Looking for more? Find what’s on at all the Toronto and Region Conservation parks.

Ski Resorts: This year isn’t exactly epic for skiing, but snowmaking machines are in full force, whether Mother Nature cooperates or not. Several resorts are advertising March Break specials. Find a list of southern Ontario ski resorts in our online directory.

Browse our events calendar for more fun things to do in March.

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