March Break Events

Presented by The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 

Get ready for tons of March Break Fun in Halifax and surrounding areas, including food workshops, crafts, activities, movies, and outdoor adventures. Best of all, many of the events in our Ultimate Guide are reasonably priced, and lots are FREE! We’ll be updating this guide as we discover more fabulous family-friendly March Break events in Halifax, so make sure you check our calendar and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. Click on each event for more details.

Featured Events

CANCELLED: The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: Bam! Pow! Get ready for ‘Super March Break at the Museum’, an action-packed March Break as they celebrate our beloved superheroes – through music, dance, food, crafts, and movies. Enjoy hands-on learning and fun workshops featuring both comic book characters and ‘real-life’ superheroes from our community!

Discovery Centre: The Discovery Centre has a schedule bursting with fun this March Break! Enjoy immersive dome theatre shows, live science shows, science on the spot and their feature exhibit, ‘JoyLab’.

CANCELLED: Halifax Shopping Centre: The Halifax Shopping Centre has opened its brand new ‘Book Nook’ and is celebrating with FREE activities that the whole family can enjoy. From storytime to slime-making, princesses to lizards, there will be something for everyone this March Break!

Concerts, Shows and Special Events

CANCELLED: A Visit with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo: Join Little Ray’s for an educational and entertaining experience featuring some cool and scaly creatures! They will be at the Central Library on March 15th, the Musquodoboit Library on March 17th and the Sheet Harbour Library on March 19th.

CANCELLED: Magic Show with Tim Gavel: Prepare to be amazed by the Amazing Tim Gavel! He’s at the Woodlawn Library on March 16th and will be performing at two locations on March 19th – the Musquodoboit Family Resource Centre and the Sackville Library.

CANCELLED: March Break 25th Annual Chess Tournament: Halifax Public Libraries, in partnership with the Dartmouth Junior Chess Club, will be hosting their 25th Annual March Break Chess Tournament at the Alderney Gate Public Library. The tournament is open to students in grade primary through to twelve and will offer three levels of play.

CANCELLED: Jugglin’ Bubblers: They have a passion for bubbles and a talent for juggling that will entertain both the young and young-at-heart! They will be performing 3 shows during March Break.

CANCELLED: Daily Events at The Library: There are over 120 FREE March Break Events at the Halifax Public Libraries, including movies, puppet shows, cooking workshops, games, mad science demonstrations, music and much more. Search the library programming website to discover what daily events are happening near you. (Tip: use their sidebar to search for “location”).

 Museums and Galleries

CANCELLED: Museum of Natural History: The Museum of Natural History has lots to explore with different events going on each day of March Break. In addition to their featured exhibit, ‘Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life’, they will have many other activities for you to discover each day!

CANCELLED: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Yo, ho, ho! Get ready for a week of fun and games this March Break at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as they celebrate ‘Myths and Legends – Pirate Adventures’!

CANCELLED: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Family Sunday: Kick March Break off at the Art Gallery as they host their monthly Family Sunday Event on March 15th – Kids’ Kitchen Party!

CANCELLED: Sketching at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Join an experienced artist for Sketching in the Gallery at AGNS this March Break. No registration required, no experience necessary!

CANCELLED: Africville Museum: Explore local history and heritage at the Africville Museum at Seaview Park, Tuesday-Friday.

March Break at the Museum

March Break Movies

March Break Movies at Cineplex: Cineplex has an awesome lineup of March Break movies, all for only $2.99, each weekday at theatres in Bayers Lake, Dartmouth Crossing and Lower Sackville.

Outdoor Fun

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park: Outdoor trails open daily 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Traditional Fun at Ross Farm: Take a trip to Ross Farm where you can enjoy a wagon ride along the trail, complete with hot chocolate. Learn about traditional farm life and a visit with many of their resident animals.

Hatfield Farm Roundup Adventure: Hop on a sleigh ride or wagon ride into the woods for lots of outdoor fun and all the hot dogs and camp-fire popcorn you can eat! The Hatfield Farm Round-Up departs three times each day over March Break.

Sugar Moon Farm: March means maple season! Register for the ‘Maple Magic’ Tour at Sugar Moon Farm in Earltown for a great day out and a sweet treat! They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the month of March plus a special opening from Tuesday to Friday of March Break.

Virtual Events

St. Paddy’s Day Parade: Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day! Kick-off March Break Week with the 13th Annual Parade and Party!

In the Retail World

CANCELLED: Home Depot: At the Home Depot Halifax and Dartmouth, there will be a different Kids Workshop every weekday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Note – this is NOT a drop-in! You must register, either by phoning or dropping by the customer service desk. There is a limited number of participants for each build.

CANCELLED: Kids Activities at Chapters: Chapters (Bayers Lake and Mic Mall Mall) have FREE March Break activities each day of the week with different themes each day.

CANCELLED: Michaels Spring Make Camp: Michaels has different fun kids project every day of March Break. Join them Monday to Friday for some crafty fun!

CANCELLED: Mastermind Toys: There will be different activities going on Tuesday to Thursday during March Break at both the Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing locations. Join them at 11:00 am to take part in the fun!

CANCELLED: Sunnyside Mall: Sunnyside Mall is planning a week-long party! Get Bedford bound to join in the fun as they host a different event each weekday of March Break.

Stay-cations and Road Trips

White Point March Break Getaway: Head South… to the South Shore this March Break for a little Nova Scotian staycation! Enjoy a White Point March Break Getaway with their fun-filled days that are bursting with activities to keep the whole family busy and happy.

Have a Great March Break, Families!

March Break at the Museum

Countless journeys. One Canada. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 shares the ongoing story of immigration to Canada from coast to coast to coast, past and present. For some of us, our ancestors paved the way. For others, a more recent voyage brought us here. At the Museum, you will experience the moving journeys that many families took to start a new life in Canada. Step into the past and experience what it was like for nearly one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971 in the Pier 21 Story exhibition. Explore 400 years of immigration history and newcomer’s contributions and impressions in the Canadian Immigration Hall. Discover the family history of one in five Canadians, perhaps even yours, at Canada’s last standing ocean immigration terminal.

Bring your comfy shoes and be prepared to spend a half-day of immersive learning and fun engagement. Visit for details on other upcoming family-friendly events happening all year round.