You may already know that we love the Ontario Science Centre. It’s close to home and an annual membership gets us unlimited visits. Rain or shine and in all seasons, it’s a great place for the whole family!
On a recent visit, we discovered the newly opened Cohon Family Nature Escape – an outdoor, urban nature space and trail in the forest surrounding the building. There’s a 125 year old tree trunk slide, nest house and graceful log benches where the kids can run around and connect with nature. One of the best parts though, is the very welcome diversion from all the stimulation inside.
Now, we can go crazy in the kids area, see stars in the Planetarium, run, jump, drive and play instruments throughout and then escape outdoors to the beauty and calmness of the space, complete with more opportunities for learning.
There are actually a few outdoor areas around the building with picnic tables and/or benches where you can get some fresh air and even bird watch. Now that the weather is nicer, we will certainly bring a picnic on our next visit!
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