Family Fun in Toronto!

June 23, 2017 by Vanessa Claude

While attending CHEST 2017 from October 28 to November 1, your days will be filled with cutting-edge sessions on pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. However, if you take the week and bring your family along, you can have a fun and memorable vacation with the variety of family-friendly activities Toronto has to offer!

Family Escape Room – Loonie for Luck/The Moonshine Mil

Weekly Friday-Sunday

Enter these escape and mystery rooms to solve fun mysteries. Follow the clues, solve the puzzles, open the locks, and beat the clock! Enter the Loonie for Luck room, where you and your group have to recover Canada’s Lucky Loonie hockey puck and return it to Team Canada. Or, enter The Moonshine Mile room, where you play the owner of a race horse and must find the culprit who poisoned your horse, Hoof Hearted. You have 60 minutes, can you solve these mysteries? Special family pricing available.

Royal Ontario Museum – Dinosaur Gallery


Royal Ontario Museum 2017

Enter a gallery showcasing one of the world’s best dinosaur collections. See the mighty T rex, visit Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus, or stand beside the famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada


Visit the many amazing galleries at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, including Canadian Waters, Dangerous Lagoon, Discovery Center, Planet Jellies, the dive shows at Rainbow Reef and Ray Bay, and more! There are many activities and programs you and your kids will love.

Ripley’s Niagara Falls


Since 1964, Ripley’s had carried on the tradition of scouring the globe for unbelievable exhibits. Experience the completely new and updated Odditorium. Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium with more than 15 themed rooms and over 900 never-before-seen exhibits.

Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour


Weekly, Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

If you consider yourself a chocolate lover, you must go on the only chocolate tour in Toronto that divulges the art of chocolate tasting and samples chocolate from bean to bar. Enjoy chocolates and chocolatey sweets while learning more about chocolate from chocolatiers and store owners. There will even be an exclusive demonstration of chocolate making by an award-winning chocolatier!

Ontario Science Centre


Ontario Science Centre, Owen Byrne

An iconic cultural attraction and Toronto’s only children’s museum, the Ontario Science Centre is home to interactive and engaging experiences with science and technology. KidSpark is the extremely popular hall designed for children under eight to learn, explore and create with their caregivers. Check out exhibits like In Space with a state-of-the-art planetarium, The AstraZeneca Human Edge, A Question of Truth, Living Earth that includes a simulated tornado and a full rainforest environment, and the Science Arcade. You can also see a film at Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre!

Image: Owen Byrne/CC


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