Presented by The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Get ready for tons of really great 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 March Break events in Halifax, so make sure you check our calendar and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Click on each event for more details.
Concerts, Shows and Special Events
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 Sackville Library on Tuesday the 19th (10:30 am) and the Halifax North Library on Thursday the 21st (11:30 am).
Magic Show: Prepare to be amazed by the Amazing Mr. J! He’s at the Central Library on Monday the 18th (11:00 am), the Musquodoboit Library on Tuesday the 19th (1:00 pm), the Bedford Library on Wednesday the 20th (2:30 pm) and the Woodlawn Library on Thursday the 21st (2:30 pm).
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, lego olympics, mad science demonstrations, music and much more. Search the library programming website to discover what daily events are happening near you. (Tip: use their side bar to search for “location”).
Museums and Galleries
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: March Break at Pier 21 features different activities each day, including movement mornings and food workshops! They will also be featuring two special March Break activities – The Pier 21 Story Exhibition and a family tree activity. Activities are included with Museum admission.
Discovery Centre: There will be plenty of fun activities and exhibits to keep you busy at the Discovery Centre, including their newest exhibit, ‘The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not’. Don’t forget, the Discovery Centre is FREE on Wednesday evenings!
Museum of Natural History: The current exhibit at the Museum of Natural History is Dinosuars Unearthed! They will also have special March Break programming throughout March Break from March 16th – 24th.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Canada at Play! Celebrate our history of fun and games at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic this March Break, with different hands-on activities daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
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 17th. Find inspiration from the surrounding art as you craft your own 3D sculptures!
Sketching at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Drop-in for the afternoon Sketching in the Gallery Event on Wednesday, March 20th. No registration – or prior drawing experience – required!
Africville Museum: Explore local history and heritage at the Africville Museum at Seaview Park, Tuesday-Friday.
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.
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park: Go wild with a different Wildlife March Break activity at Shubenacadie every day, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the DUC Greenwing Legacy Centre.
Hands-on Fun at Ross Farm: Take a trip to Ross Farm where there will be a different theme each day with lots of hands on activities and crafts. Hot chocolate will be served. Weather permitting, there will be sleigh rides.
Wagon Ride n’ Hot Dogs at Hatfield Farm: Go into the woods for some inflatable fun and all the hot dogs you can eat at Hatfield Farm. Their Family 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 Thursday of March Break.
In the Retail World
Home Depot: At the Home Depot Halifax, 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. Dartmouth will also have a build project during March Break week.
Amos Pewter: If you visit Amos Pewter in beautiful Mahone Bay, you can finish and personalize your own pewter Sand Dollar and enjoy a tour of the Amos Pewter workshop. This is a great side-trip from Atlantica Oak Island Resort. There are workshops in Halifax too, at 1521 Lower Water Street. Cost is $5/person.
Kids Activities at Chapters: Chapters (Bayers Lake and Mic Mall Mall) has a FREE March Break activity each day of the week. (Chapters Halifax at 11am, Chapters Dartmouth at 11am and 1pm)
Saturday Kids Club at Michaels: You can make your own ‘Rainbow Bright Craft’ on Saturday, March 16th and ‘Gnomes Craft’ on Saturday, March 23rd as part of Michaels regular weekly kids’ workshops, at Bayers Lake, Bedford Common and Dartmouth Crossing.
Michaels: Michael’s has a different fun kids project every day of March Break. There will be two sessions – 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.
Mastermind Toys: There will be different activities going on each day during March Break at both the Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing locations. Join them at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm to take part in the fun. Registration required.
Sunnyside Mall: There will be different activities each day over March Break in celebration of Sunnyside’s 55th Birthday! They are hosting a Tea Party, Fitness Fun, Stuffy Spa Day, MR. J’s Magic and Little Ray’s Reptiles… plus lots more! Get Bedford bound to check out the fun!
Stay-cations and Road Trips
Atlantica Oak Island Resort March Break Getaway: Enjoy a little South Shore stay-cation this March Break at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort, with their March Break Family Getaway. The Family Package includes 1 nights accommodation, breakfast, swimming pool and all kids activities.
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 10 fun-filled days that are bursting with activities to keep the whole family busy and happy.
Have a Great March Break, Families!
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 pier21.ca for details on other upcoming family-friendly events happening all year around.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.