The Halifax Shopping Centre is celebrating March Break in a big way this year with free activities that the whole family can enjoy. Each day throughout March Break, you will find a different event happening under the HSC skylight. From science experiments to art, superheroes to popsicles, there will be something for everyone at the shopping centre this break.
HSC is not only a place where you can find the latest fashions, but it is also a place where you can connect with your community and learn new skills. In recent years they have hosted some incredible workshops and events, and this upcoming March Break is no exception.
Monday, March 13th: Mad Science Experiments
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Mad Science Halifax will kick off March Break with an exciting science demonstration. Explore solids, liquids and gases, energy, as you learn about air pressure and the states of matter. Prepare for foggy dry ice storms, bubbling volcanoes and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion that will amaze you.
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm: Mad Science Halifax is hosting a workshop all about bugs. At the end of the session, participants will have an idea of what it’s like to be a creepy crawler as they see the world through a bug’s eyes. By examining insect specimens and models, kids will be able to identify common characteristics of insects and learn about how they contribute to the environment through the spread of pollen – including the HSC honeybees!
Mad Science Experiments
Date: Monday, March 13th
Time: 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
*Registration is required for the workshop. Limited spaces available.
Tuesday, March 14th: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Step into the world of famous Nova Scotian folk artist, Maud Lewis, and design your very own Painted House shingle! All completed shingles will be added to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s painted house display. We encourage you to visit the gallery and take a look at your masterpieces on display!
Painted House Shingle
Date: Tuesday, March 14th
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
*This is a drop-in event, no registration is required.
Wednesday, March 15th: Lego Workshops with Playwell Bricks
Playwell Bricks will be a at HSC hosting Lego Workshops for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Your kids can ponder questions about the layout of the mall and consider how they might improve it. If your imagination had no limit, what exciting and fun things would you add? With the guidance of professional Lego designer Jason Pyett of Playwell Bricks, you can help bring your child’s ideas to life in Lego form.
Date:Wednesday, March 15th
Time: Ages 6-8: 10:30 am – 11:15 am & Ages 9-12: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
*Registration is required. Limited spaces available.
Thursday, March 16th: Pac-Man & Popsicles
Play your favourite arcade game and enjoy a popsicle from Glory Pops! Each popsicle purchased will support Make-A-Wish Canada.
Pac-Man & Popsicles
Date: Thursday, March 16th
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
*No registration required. Drop-by event.
Friday, March 17th: Shop with a Superhero
Spy your favourite superhero at HSC. From Spiderman to Wonder Woman, our super friends will be hanging out throughout the shopping centre. Stop by, say hello, and snap a pic during your trip.
Shop with a Superhero
Date: Friday, March 17th
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
*No registration required.
We have great news, these events are not just for kids. Parent or guardians are asked to join in on the fun. So get ready to play, shop and learn at the Halifax Shopping Centre this March Break.
March Break at the Halifax Shopping Centre
When: March 13-17, 2023
Where: Halifax Shopping Centre – Level 3 under the skylight
Address: 7001 Mumford Road, Halifax