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March Break in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ont. – Ottawa students are no doubt geared up for March Break this week and there is no shortage of activities going on around the city!

The City of Ottawa offers a number of activities from crafts to sports. Click here for a list of camps offered.

There will also be public skating and public swimming offered at city pools and arenas.

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Most Ottawa museums are offering special programming and week-long camps for March Break.

The Museum of Civilization is taking you to outer space with the IMAX movie “Space Station.” The movie features a welcome message from Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

“It’s actually recorded by him in the International Space Station from space for us,” said Media Relations Manager Patricia Lynch. “We’re very excited about that.”

The museum will also feature a number of hands on activities during March Break, including a pop-up museum, where visitors can bring in their own treasures.

There will also be something called “staff picks.”

“In the different galleries around the museum, you can see some of the objects that staff have chosen as their favourites and why,” Patricia said.

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The Canadian Museum of Nature will feature live animal displays on the last weekend of March Break.

“We’re going to have a Reptiles Rock,” said Museum Educator Nathalie Rodrigue. “Guest experts will be doing live animal shows with lizards and snakes.”

Weekend animal demonstrations will continue next weekend with a biodiversity show that features birds of prey and reptiles of the St. Lawrence Valley.

Click here for an online guide to Ottawa’s museums.

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The doors have reopened at the Canada Museum of Agriculture and there are a number of activities planned for March Break.

“March Break is sort of the grand reopening after being quiet for winter,” said spokesperson Olivier Boufard. “One of the interesting things we’re going to do is offer a sneak peek into an upcoming new exhibition.”

The upcoming exhibition, to be offered in May, is called “A Piece of Cake.”

“We’re going to look at the very basic ingredients of a cake, whether it’s flour, apples, milk or maple taffy,” Boufard said.

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OC Transpo will operate on a reduced weekday schedule during March Break because of a lower demand for service. All school routes numbered in the 600s and special school trips on regular routes will not operate.

March Break transit schedules are available here.

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