Don’t despair! We’ve gathered some indoor play space information (and other indoor outings) that are perfect for a too cold and too wet day with the kids. They are also sure to wear them out both physically and mentally!!!
Editor, momstown Guelph
INDOOR PLAY PLACES AND OTHER INTERESTING INDOOR ACTIVITIES
MOMSTOWN IN GUELPH (of course, I just had to put this information first!) offers playgroups for children in the Guelph region and surrounding areas. Our new space is now open at 50 Victoria Road in with Whipper Snipperz.
momstown.ca is a unique blend of early education programming and mama support delivered both online and in-person. With a momstown program pass, Canadian moms can choose from an extensive range of programs for children ages 0-6 years old. Each month your local chapter runs 20+ events – all created by early childhood educators and including developmental areas of art, literacy, music, movement/fitness, and science. momstown.ca offers unlimited adventures with your kids – plus the chance to connect with other moms in your community.
All our programming is themed around momstown's 8 Educational Program Pillars and our whole child philosophy: Art, Music, Literacy, Nutrition, Science & Discovery, Fitness & Adventure, Play & Social and Prenatal.
FUNMAZING PLAY CENTRE
Funmazing is Guelph's most exciting children indoor playcentre. Our equipment promotes physical, social and emotional development for children 0 to 10 years of age. Parents can also have a blast as they are welcomed to play with their children, or they could sit and relax over a cup of coffee or tea while the kids have fun. They can also use our wi-fi access to catch up with emails or visit their favourite websites.
CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Discover thousands of free-flying butterflies in a lush tropical garden! Explore a vast collection of insects, meet live giant exotic bugs and experience the tropics! Stay for lunch in the Paradise Garden Cafe and remember your trip with a souvenir from our Gift Store.
GUELPH CIVIC MUSEUM
The Guelph Civic Museum is a museum of culture and natural history located in Guelph, Ontario. It was established to explore the culture and natural history of Guelph through exhibitions and public programs.
WELLINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
This museum, located just outside Guelph, is a designated national historic site. Twelve exhibits throughout the museum showcase the life and times of Wellington’s residents, both past and present. The collection of decorative arts and textiles is of particular interest. Historians can browse the extensive archives, which contain a number of rare historical records.
HAMMOND MUSEUM OF RADIO
This unique museum is dedicated to showcasing all things radio-related and is home to hundreds of recievers and transmitters. The founder, Fred Hammond, began collecting radio artifacts as early as 1928 and each of these historic pieces is contained within the museum.
McCrae House, built in 1858, is the birthplace of John McCrae and a National Historic Site. Exhibitions interpret the life of John McCrae, world famous doctor, soldier and author of In Flanders Fields.
McCrae House is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in May 2015.
MACDONALD STEWART ART CENTRE
MSAC annually presents over 12 regional, national, and international exhibitions that explore contemporary visual arts and historical research. MSAC's collections contain over 8,500 works, spanning three centuries of Canadian art including Canadian contemporary art, Inuit art, and public sculpture.
MSAC has the largest sculpture park at a public gallery in Canada, with 38 works permanently sited on the 2.5 acres adjacent to the building with an overall objective of 50 works. Education programming includes: family and culture days, children’s art classes, community events, artist talks, and guided visits.
THE CHILDREN'S ART FACTORY
The Children's Art Factory is a Drop-in Art Studio for toddler and pre-schoolers. Children over the age of 5 are welcome with the understanding that priority is given to younger children.
THEMUSEUM (formerly the Waterloo Regional Children's Museum) in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada opened to the public in September 2003 following eight years of planning and fundraising. THEMUSEUM, as it was renamed in 2010, offers a range of interactive exhibits designed for young people to touch and enjoy.
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