Inside the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel: Family Fun 1920s-Style

Burnaby Village Museum. Photo: Dana Lynch

There’s a lot of talk about “kids today” and how difficult we assume it must be for them to imagine a world without cell phones, Xboxes and the Internet, i.e., a world that existed before they did. Since that same line of thinking has been in vogue forever (Didn’t Moses make the same complaint after they reached the Promised Land?), I don’t personally put a lot of stock in it. But if you do believe that, how’s this for a rejoinder: Show “kids today” what history was like by taking them to it.

That’s basically the idea behind one of Greater Vancouver’s greatest family-friendly museums, the Burnaby Village Museum, which recreates life in small-town British Columbia in the 1920s.

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Inside the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel: Family Fun 1920s-Style

CSI Camp for Kids at Vancouver Police Museum: March 14-16, 21-23

Photo credit: Mercury24

Hats off to the Vancouver Police Museum.  They’ve taken what could be a dry theme – a museum about policing – and turned it into one of the city’s most exciting cultural offerings.  (Haven’t been on their Sins of the City tour or checked out the old coroner’s office upstairs?  You should.).

This spring break, the museum is offering something really neat: Hiest!, a six-session CSI camp for kids focused on the ins and outs of police detective work (offered March 14-16 and March 21-23).  This sounds so fun that I’m jealous non-kids can’t join in.

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CSI Camp for Kids at Vancouver Police Museum: March 14-16, 21-23

Spring Break 2012 in Vancouver – Top 10 Kids’ Activities for Spring Break 2012

Kids at the Vancouver Aquarium

Spring Break for kids in Vancouver schools runs from March 19 – 23, 2012 (though some schools are off before/after those dates). Which means many parents will be scrambling to find fun activities to do with the kids—and get them out of the house!

Luckily, Vancouver has lots of options for Spring Break 2012 Activities, from climbing walls at the BC Sports Hall of Fame to outdoor ice skating (in March!) to CSI-style forensic day camps.

Top 10 Kids’ Activities for Spring Break 2012

1. Babies at the Vancouver AquariumMarch 9 – May 6, 2012
Everyone loves baby animals! The Aquarium’s newest spring exhibit—perfectly timed for Spring Break visits—lets you see live jellyfish babies, baby clown anemonefish and seahorses, and baby stingrays. There are also daily educational shows that explain how animals breed and care for their young, plus the film Happy Feet in 4-D. There are also March Day Camps at the Aquarium, too.

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Spring Break 2012 in Vancouver – Top 10 Kids’ Activities for Spring Break 2012