Don’t let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara – and all inside.
If it is too cold for the kids, they can discover penguins feel the same way at aquarium “Penguin Day Camps” running 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 28 and 30. Families with children ages 6-plus can dive deep with staffers at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 as part of a “Sharks in Depth.” For all the kids who like to ask “Why?”, the hands-on junior scientist class running from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dec. 29 will show them how to find the answer.
“Our classes are meant to be fun ways for young and old to experience the aquarium during a time families traditionally gather,” educator Katherine Jones said. “We offer a chance to continue the learning through the break and create new memories as a family.”
The other day I tweeted some of the recent Groupon-type deals that were related to the Niagara Region. I wanted to post about this one separately.
Have you been to the Aquarium of Niagara? I hadn’t before this year, but it is great. It is a small aquarium in Niagara Falls, New York, not too far away from the Rainbow Bridge. Last year about this time they had a Groupon. It was the same price as the one right now… $25 for a family membership. We decided to go for it, and it ended up being used several times. There are penguins, lots of different kinds of fish, and even seals and sea lions. The kids loved it.
If you have a family with small kids, I’d definitely give the current Groupon a try!
From the New York Times (including some kids’ drawings):
The Kids Draw the News assignment to do a drawing about Nik Wallenda’s plan to cross high above Niagara Falls on a tightrope Friday night drew a bunch of lovely submissions. Some of them are in the slide show above.
From the Toronto Sun:
“There’s a place I know in Ontario, where the sea lions kiss, so the story goes.
“Its amazing shows and Friendship Cove . . . everyone loves Marineland.”
Wait, there’s more:
“You’ll be spinning, diving and soaring high. Our roller-coaster ride will fly you to the sky. Now you know what you’ll say when you leave here today . . . everyone loves Marineland.”
Love or hate that commercial, it’s a sure sign of summer and sure catches the attention of kids.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
It’s not amazing just yet, but Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat are getting warmed up.
The inaugural show at the city’s new Scotiabank Convention Centre starts May 30, and among the first steps is finding talented kids. Lots of them.
And as producer Linus Hand knows full well, that’s never easy. Some kids can sing, others can dance. But how many can sing, dance and act?
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including a couple of pictures)
We decided to take the kids and Uncle Rick
to the falls on a rainy Saturday.
Unfortunately, the kids found them to be
a bit of a yawn and Graydon’s foot “hurt”.
Miraculously, Graydon’s foot-ailment went into remission
when we arrived at the ultra-tacky Clifton Hill.
Sounds a bit like one of my sons 🙂
Someone with a WordPress blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:
“Bring lots of money”, that was my brother’s advice when I told him where we were going for our vacation. Turns out he knew what he was talking about. Despite finding clean, affordable accommodations within easy walking distance of the Falls, the biggest expense and surprise since arriving here is how much it costs to eat here. Thank goodness that breakfast is provided by the hotel. We have gone to a variety of places for lunch and dinner and with a few exceptions, the cost has been $25-$35 per adult. It’s a little cheaper for kids but not that much. There are lots of families for multiple kids in tow, I don’t know quite how they manage. Don’t get me wrong, service has been great, the food good but not outstanding.
On Wednesday I received the latest email newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.
You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the Special Email Offers link on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page.
From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:
Bring your kids this summer to Campark Resorts in Niagara Falls. The park features daily supervised kids activities, theme weekends and not to mention a new Splash Pad.
Campark Resorts camping has become the top family campground adding new facilities each year for the kids like their new Splash Pad. It is located in the heart of the camp. It opens in May 2010 and will run until mid September. Adding hours of fun for the kids as the parents can relax by the heated pool overlooking the splash park.