Break the routine, discover activities, family style!

All family outings in Ottawa-Gatineau

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Sat October 6 - Tue March 31

Butterflies in Flight

Canadian Museum of Nature - Ottawa
Exhibition

Free – 14
for all
Bilingual
Sun September 1 - Thu October 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Daily demonstrations in September and October

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum - Ottawa
Nature
Workshop

Free – 12
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Tue September 3 - Wed October 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Handmade Fun: Neanderthal Cave Art

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Workshop
Neanderthals left behind many objects, some of which are on display in our major exhibition, Neanderthal. One of the most evocative links to our prehistoric cousins is recently discovered cave art.... visit website

Free – 20
2-8 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sat September 21 - Thu October 31

Fright Fest @ Saunders Farm

Saunders Farm - Munster
Frightfest at Saunders Farm is Canada's #1 Haunted Attraction with 5 fright sites (Haunts), live original shows, street theater, Ag-Arcade games, multiple food booths and a tavern. FrightFest is... visit website

40
10 and up
English
Outdoors
Fri September 27 - Sun October 27

Pumpkinferno

Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg
Festival
Halloween
Award-winning Pumpkinferno is returning this fall, where you will discover a selection of all-new pumpkin-carved displays set among other fan-favourites!! This mesmerizing installation of... visit website

Free – 18
for all
English
Sat September 28 - Thu December 5

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – A Grr-ific Exhibit

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Workshop
Meet your new neighbours in the imaginative world of Daniel Tiger and his friends. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – A Grr-ific Exhibit follows... visit website

Free – 20
2-6 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sat September 28 - Sun January 5

Above and Beyond

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa
Exhibition
Looking back at the history of flight, one thing is clear: the sky was never the limit. From the moment human­kind got off the ground, the race was on to go beyond. Faster . . . farther . . . higher... visit website

Free – 15
for all
Bilingual
Inside
Sat October 5 - Sun October 27
Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Did you know?
[French] Au MIFO, les samedis matins prennent une nouvelle couleur pour les familles. Une fois par mois, vivez des expériences aussi diverses qu'éclatées avec vos enfants de 4 à 10 ans. Un... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat October 12 - Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Artissimo Studio – Plasticine Pictures

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
Part drawing, part sculpture! Use Plasticine to build a picture. Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new... visit website

Free – 15
3-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Did you know?

Pique-Pique Studio

Pique-Pique - Aylmer
Workshop
Come visit the Pique-Pique studio, a new art + creative discovery studio for kids 0-10 years old and their adults! Workshops, open studio times etc

14 – 20
10 and under
Bilingual
Inside
Sat October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] Selon une tradition autochtone, celui qui tient le bâton a le droit de parler, les autres ont le droit d'écouter. En utilisant des bâtons provenant des castors, les jeunes et leurs... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Family Favourites

Cineplex Ottawa/Gatineau - Ottawa
Movie
Our $2.99 family favourite movies continue every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy time with your family and friends! A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE... visit website

2.99
5 and up
French or English
Inside
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

All Aboard! Sundays

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - Cumberland
Festival
Families are invited to explore the role of railways in the 1920s and 1930s. On each date, the activities and games will highlight a different theme. Join the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model... visit website

Free – 7.75
for all
Bilingual
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Creative Sundays

Ottawa Art Gallery - Ottawa
Workshop
No registration is required. Join us for free weekly drop-in creative activities suitable for all ages. Discover artwork featured in the current exhibition with a knowledgeable gallery educator and... visit website

Free
3-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Halloween Hijinks

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - Cumberland
Halloween
A day of family-friendly Halloween fun at the museum! Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a scavenger hunt... visit website

Free – 7.75
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spooky Stories and Urban Legends

Nepean Museum - Ottawa
Halloween
It’s the spookiest season of them all! Kids and families are invited to join us for hands-on fun as we explore tales, legends, and stories about the things that go bump in the night and that have... visit website

Free – 6.75
4-12 y.o.
English
Inside
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Pumpkin Engineering

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Halloween
Workshop
Looking for a unique pumpkin for your doorstep this Halloween? Grab your friends and join us for this bring-your-own-pumpkin (BYOP) workshop! In this no-carve activity, we’ll show you how to... visit website

15 – 17
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sun October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Awesome Ice Age Halloween

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Halloween
The Museum’s annual Halloween Party is a little hairier this year, featuring woolly mammoths and Neanderthals! Inspired by the Neanderthal exhibition, you and your family can dance around a... visit website

Free – 20
10 and under
Bilingual
Inside
Sun October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rocket Adventures

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
Build a rocket ship, climb aboard, and blast off. Once In Space, put on your jetpack, and go on a spacewalk to repair your ship. After a quick snack on the Moon, fly back to Earth!

Free – 15
3-6 y.o.
English
Sat November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

L’écho de l’écume

Centre culturel d’Orléans - Orleans
Performance
[French] L’écho de l’écume est un petit éloge à la joie qui propose d’amener les arts visuels sur la scène. Dans un univers insulaire qui goûte l’air salin et le vent du large, deux... visit website

18.50
2-6 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat November 2 - Sun November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Une lune entre deux maisons

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
The space between Plume’s house and Taciturne’s house is a chasm. A whole moon can fit into it! With its playground-like set and its moving performances, this show about overcoming our fear of... visit website

17
3-6 y.o.
French
Sun November 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Creative Sundays

Ottawa Art Gallery - Ottawa
Workshop
No registration is required. Join us for free weekly drop-in creative activities suitable for all ages. Discover artwork featured in the current exhibition with a knowledgeable gallery educator and... visit website

Free
3-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Baobab

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Dans cette région d’Afrique où une sécheresse sévit depuis très longtemps, se dresse un baobab millénaire. Voilà qu’un jour, de ce baobab naît un œuf et, de cet œuf, un petit... visit website

10 – 12
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat November 9

The Tinker Series: Take it apart

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
Ever wondered how many pieces are in a phone or other type of device? This is your chance to put on your safety goggles, pick up some tools, and take something apart! Have a look at what’s under... visit website

Free – 17
8 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] Apprenez comment créer un film grâce aux techniques d’animation image par image et de pixillation (utilisation du corps pour créer l’animation). L’atelier est offert par Nicole... visit website

5 – 10
7-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Mon November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

National Ceremony

National War Memorial - Ottawa
On November 11th each year, Canadians gather at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, standing in collective Remembrance of all who have fallen in the military service of their country. The... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Thu November 14 - Sun November 17

Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse

EY Centre - Ottawa
Festival
Don’t miss out! Our locations are only open a few times a year during our sale dates. We welcome you to come early, and shop for the best toy deals in Canada.

Free
for all
English
Thu November 14 - Sun November 17

Signatures Show

Shaw Centre - Ottawa
Festival
Signatures Show is the National Capital’s premier holiday shopping event, a gathering of the finest talents of the Canadian Handmade community in a landmark destination. Returning to the Shaw... visit website

Free – 10
for all
English
Inside
Sat November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

613flea

Lansdowne Park - Ottawa
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where artisans, designers and makers come together with antiques dealers, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun,... visit website

Free
for all
Sat November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Santa Toy Parade

Ottawa City Hall - Ottawa
Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters' Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Sun November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brunch avec le Père Noel!

Drouin Farm - Casselman

for all
French
Sun November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Awesome Swords

Canadian War Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
From myths to the battlefield and beyond, swords are awesome! See sword-handling from a variety of cultures, take a sword class, and meet a traditional bladesmith. Create a safe and delicious candy... visit website

Free – 17
3-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Thu November 21 - Sat January 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Magic of Lights

Wesley Clover Parks - Nepean
Festival
Magic of lights features 2 kilometers of festive and vibrant light displays celebrating the joy of the Holidays. Experience the drive-through from the comfort of your own car!

20 – 25
for all
Sat November 23

The Tinker Series: Handcrafted Gift: Electronic Card

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
Fan of the DIY movement? Want to fabricate a thoughtful gift for the holidays? You are invited to use your creativity to make a handmade gift. Brighten a loved one’s day this holiday season! In... visit website

15 – 17
10 and up
English
Inside
Sat November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] Venez percer les mystères du théâtre d’ombre ! Par des ombres corporelles surprenantes et des silhouettes découpées, les enfants laisseront libre cours à leur imagination afin de... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun November 24

Zoom-Boom-Boom

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Join us for a day in the life of Sam, a young child whose every waking moment is interwoven with a rich tapestry of sound. Triggered by the smallest detail--waking up, going to daycare (or school),... visit website

13.50 – 19.50
3-5 y.o.
French or English
Inside
Sun November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Le carré de sable

Cabaret La Basoche - Aylmer
Performance
[French] Deux personnages rigolos et attachants jouent dans un carre´ de sable. A` l’aide d’objets quotidiens de l’enfance, de petites voitures, de sceaux et de pelles, on les accompagne dans... visit website

15 – 17
2-6 y.o.
French
Inside
Thu November 28 - Sun December 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum’s Christmas Market

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Festival
From November 28th to December 1st, more than 80 exhibitors await you in the majestic Grand Hall to showcase their delicious edibles and unique handmade creations. Christmas decorations, woodcraft,... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Inside
Fri November 29 - Sun December 1

Rendez-vous BD de Gatineau

Maison du Citoyen - Gatineau
Festival

Free – 3
for all
French
Inside
Fri November 29 - Sat January 4

Alight at Night

Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg
Festival
Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting! Close to one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a... visit website

Free – 16
for all
English
Outdoors
Fri November 29 - Sun December 22

Ottawa Christmas Market

Lansdowne Park - Ottawa
Ottawa’s first European style Christmas Market is set to launch at Lansdowne on November 29th, 2019. See the magic of the season come to life through the twinkle of the lights and at each of the... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Outdoors
Fri November 29 - Sun December 8

Christmas Market in Old Aylmer

Old Aylmer - Aylmer
Festival
[French] Organisé depuis plusieurs années, le défilé et le marché de noël illuminé dans le secteur d'Aylmer attire les foules provenant de toute la région! Le Marché a lieu au Parc... visit website

Free
for all
French
Outdoors
Sat November 30

La plus grosse poutine du monde

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Performance
[French] Pour fêter ses cinq ans, la mère de Thomas lui a préparé la meilleure poutine au monde. Le lendemain, elle n’est plus là. Thomas ne l’a pas revue depuis. Le jour de ses quatorze... visit website

11.25
10-14 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat November 30 - Sun December 1

Paw Patrol Live!

Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa
Performance
No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree. The... visit website

36
3-8 y.o.
English
Sun December 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Creative Sundays

Ottawa Art Gallery - Ottawa
Workshop
No registration is required. Join us for free weekly drop-in creative activities suitable for all ages. Discover artwork featured in the current exhibition with a knowledgeable gallery educator and... visit website

Free
3-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chanteurs de pomme

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Tram, un jeune garçon de l'an 2999, veut participer au grand concours intergalactique Musique Puce. Sméraldine, sa grande rivale, fera tout en son pouvoir pour s'approprier le génie de la... visit website

10 – 12
6-11 y.o.
Wed December 4 - Mon December 9

The Flying Canoe

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
Legends, songs and stories from early French Canada with early film footage, masks, puppets, thrills, chills, laughs and music played on mandolin, harmonica, accordion, spoons, and a musical saw.

10
for all
Bilingual
Inside
Fri December 6 - Mon December 16

Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale

EY Centre - Ottawa
Festival
Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale brings the very best that the Canadian handmade community has to offer to the Nation’s Capital for a magical ten-day holiday shopping event. Held at the... visit website

Free – 7
for all
English
Inside
Fri December 6 - Sat December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lévriers

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
A bare stage, a few chairs, a director and five performers playing themselves—maybe it’s not even a show? And yet, Sophie Gee has created a poignant work that digs through the junk pile of our... visit website

21
14 and up
Inside
Sat December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] Cartes de Noël pour grand-maman, décorations pour le sapin ou cadeau pour ton oncle préféré ? Viens créer des décorations pour le temps des Fêtes en explorant différentes techniques... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
Visit the Planetarium — and explore the universe from the comfort of the museum! Our trained staff will help you identify constellations, locate planets in the sky, and take a flight through the... visit website

Free – 22
6 and up
French or English
Inside
Sun December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family Sundays

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
Workshop
Bring your family to create, learn and have fun. At each Family Sunday, kids ages 0–12 and their adults can experience the national collection through a different theme. Included with admission to... visit website

Free
3-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nicolas Noël

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] On croit, depuis toujours, que le père Noël possède un livre des enfants sages. Si on vous disait qu’il y en a plusieurs, que cela n’a rien à voir avec la sagesse et que, dans ces... visit website

23
3-8 y.o.
French
Inside
Wed December 11 - Thu December 12

The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
Featuring choreography by Bengt Jörgen and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, this holiday favourite continues to delight audiences of all ages. Jörgen’s vision is a distinctly Canadian... visit website

25 – 57
for all
English
Inside
Thu December 12 - Sat December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Hits

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Hum along with your best-loved Christmas carols in this evening of music from Canada and around the world featuring an exciting lineup of stellar vocalists. We’ve got your holiday favourites with a... visit website

31 – 47
8 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat December 14

Dans tous les sens

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Performance
[French] Jo et Cam sont des meilleurs amis. Leur activité préférée? Inventer des machines dans leur atelier! C’est très amusant à deux, mais ce serait bien que d’autres se joignent à eux,... visit website

11.25
5-9 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat December 14

The Tinker Series: Handcrafted Gift: Electronic Plushie

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Workshop
Fan of the DIY movement? Want to fabricate a thoughtful gift for the holidays? You are invited to use your creativity to make a handmade gift. Want to improve your sewing AND circuitry skills at... visit website

15 – 17
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Les routes ignorées

Centre culturel d’Orléans - Orleans
Performance
[French] D’après le conte traditionnel russe Ivan Tsarévitch, l’Oiseau-de-feu et le Loup-gris. Accompagnez le jeune Ivan Tsarévitch dans son incroyable voyage à la recherche de... visit website

18.50
5-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat December 14 - Sun December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Le problème avec le rose

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
An idea—a pretty silly one at that—turns the world of four friends upside down. Pink is for girls? Pffft! Whatever! Yes, but what if? In this lively show, Érika Tremblay-Roy’s resonant text is... visit website

6-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Copeaux de neige

Cabaret La Basoche - Aylmer
Performance
[French] Un jeune sculpteur retourne dans son atelier après une longue absence. Tout est recouvert de tissus blancs : ses outils, ses œuvres inachevées et les dizaines de pantins qu’il doit... visit website

10 – 12
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat December 21 @ 6:45 pm

Nature Sleepovers

Canadian Museum of Nature - Ottawa
Nature
Pack your PJs and flashlight and be ready for some wild discoveries: sleep overnight in a gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Spend the evening after hours exploring galleries with the... visit website

68
5-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Fri December 27 - Mon December 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gatineau Playground Festival

Complexe Branchaud-Brière - Gatineau
Sport
Enjoy our 67,000 square feet of gaming , sports, trampolines and many other activities. Four days full of fun!

6 – 16
for all
French
Inside
Tue December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Hogman-eh!

Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park - Ottawa
Festival
From 5 – 7 PM we will have the Great Scot! Kids’ zone with a celebration of New Year in Scotland at 7:00 PM. Great way for the kid’s to celebrate New Year without being up late!.

Free
for all
English
Sun January 5

Magic, Laughs and Puppets with Jacques Pétard

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa
Performance
Accompanied by his pint-sized friends, this magician charms young audiences, while astonishing older viewers. This entertaining and exciting interactive magic show encourages audiences to marvel,... visit website

6 – 8
3-8 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Thu January 9 - Sun January 12

Unikkaaqtuat

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Inuit founding myths are the inspiration for Unikkaaqtuat, a cross-cultural blending of circus arts, theatre, music, and video. The actors, musicians, and acrobats of Unikkaaqtuat perform in a world... visit website

31 – 59
4 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Thu January 23 - Sat January 25

The Wizard of Oz

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
L. Frank Baum’s cherished tale The Wizard of Oz, is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in this new story ballet. Audiences can expect the classic plotline they know and love,... visit website

31 – 65
8 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Atelier – Sciences en folie

MIFO - Orleans
Workshop
[French] Des réactions chimiques et physiques étonnantes se produiront en abondance sous les yeux émerveillés des enfants. Ils apprendront de façon amusante la différence entre les deux par... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Last Polar Bears

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
The Last Polar Bears is the funny, moving story of a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo. It features live action, live music and puppets - including 20 knitted... visit website

10
for all
English
Inside
Sun January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cartoon | Centre de recherche en art clownesque

Cabaret La Basoche - Aylmer
Performance
[French] Frak est responsable du recyclage du carton dans une grosse compagnie. Il en est fier et s’acquitte de sa tâche avec beaucoup de professionnalisme, mais surtout avec beaucoup de plaisir!... visit website

10 – 12
6-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Wed January 29 - Sat February 15

The Neverending Story

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Embark on the quest of a lifetime. Hiding in an attic to avoid school bullies, a strangely magical book falls into the hands of ten-year-old Bastian: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the world... visit website

32.50 – 68
10 and up
English
Inside
Sat February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fête Frissons

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Festival
Celebrate Winterlude in Orléans and shake up winter with a day of family fun! Enjoy free musical entertainment, face-painting, art making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!

Free
for all
Bilingual
Inside
Sun February 2

Latin American Music with Colores Andinos

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Find your groove as Colores Andinos (Andean Colours) brings Latin-Andean fusion to life in this energetic and authentic concert featuring more than 20 instruments – from bamboo flutes to string and... visit website

13.50 – 19.50
3-5 y.o.
French or English
Fri February 7 - Sat February 8

Ice Dragon Boat Festival

Dows Lake Pavilion - Ottawa
Sport
The world’s largest ice dragon boat event is back on the world’s largest skating rink, in Canada’s Capital! Come cheer on the competitors and live a unique experience!

Free
for all
English
Outdoors
Sun February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family Sundays

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
Workshop
Bring your family to create, learn and have fun. At each Family Sunday, kids ages 0–12 and their adults can experience the national collection through a different theme. Included with admission to... visit website

Free
12 and under
Bilingual
Inside
Sun February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La fanfare fanfaronne

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] «Gagnant du prix Opus pour la meilleure production Jeune Public de l’année au Québec en 2018». Le village de Toutencaleçon abrite une fanfare pas comme les autres. Dirigée d’une... visit website

10 – 12
4-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat February 15 - Mon February 17

Pakman

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
The stage is the size of a truck. Inside, anything can (and does!) become a drum: the walls, the table, even the ceiling! Thanks to the breathtaking beat masters running the show, theatre serves... visit website

17
5-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sat February 15 - Sun February 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

BIG BANG with the NAC Orchestra

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Join Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra for a concert sure to surprise and delight your entire family. The BIG BANG Festival, one of the world’s most successful children’s festivals, is... visit website

25
5-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Mon February 17

The Magic of Chemistry with Yannick Bergeron

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa
Performance
Join Yannick Bergeron—a chemistry teacher and creator of experiments for Les Débrouillards— for a science-based magic show exploring the extraordinary world of chemistry. Through 10 spectacular... visit website

6 – 8
3-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Thu February 20 - Sat February 22

Mary Poppins in Concert Live to Film

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Let your inner child return to the enchanted world of Mary Poppins in this cinematic event for the whole family, and experience Walt Disney’s classic movie on the big screen in Southam Hall! You... visit website

31 – 49
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat February 22

Ripopée

Centrepointe Theatres - Ottawa
Performance
A clownesque fable about the strength of friendship is a great way to introduce the children in your family to the world of clown theatre. Treat them to a performance that is entertaining,... visit website

20 – 25
5-12 y.o.
English
Inside
Sat February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Chris Funk – The Wonderist: Redefining Wonder

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
Chris Funk’s Redefining Wonder is an engaging and visceral multimedia experience that has audiences talking and scratching their heads for years to come. Finally, a magic show with live music!... visit website

20 – 35
10 and up
English
Inside
Sat February 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Atelier – Initiation au cirque

MIFO - Orleans
Workshop
[French] L’École de cirque d’Ottawa arrive avec des boîtes pleines d’accessoires pour faire découvrir aux enfants les mille et une facettes du cirque. La jonglerie, le diabolo, le cerceau,... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Llama Llama Live!

Centrepointe Theatres - Ottawa
Performance
Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama book series is one that many snuggle down under the covers to read before bed. The famous book recently became a Netflix original series, and it’s now coming to the... visit website

20 – 25
3-6 y.o.
English
Inside
Sun March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ari Cui Cui mijote un voyage

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Ari Cui Cui prépare un pique-nique fantastique pour tous les p’tits biscuits du quartier. Pour l’occasion, elle cuisine un bon goûter gourmand avec les ingrédients de son frigo à... visit website

16 – 21
1-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun March 8

The Magic of MAJINX!

Canada Aviation and Space Museum - Ottawa
Performance
In this colourful magical production, Professor Wick invites audiences on a tour of his Incredible Magic Factory, where he designs and makes magical props. During the show, he reveals the fact that... visit website

6 – 8
4-10 y.o.
English
Inside
Sat March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Atelier – Initiation au conte

MIFO - Orleans
Workshop
[French] Dans cet atelier, le conteur et musicien Stéphane Guertin fait découvrir le conte aux enfants qui pourront non seulement en écouter, mais surtout participer à la création en groupe... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Wed March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Top Hats, Tunes and Tales

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
A collection of favourite stories and songs.

10
4-12 y.o.
English
Inside
Thu March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La légende de Barbe d’Or

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
[French] Décidé à se venger d’une mer qui l’a rejeté sur le rivage d’une île volcanique, le Manipulpe, être mi-requin mi-humain, fera tout en son pouvoir pour que la terreur règne sur... visit website

18.50
6-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun March 22

ClassCircus

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Come with us to the Big Top to meet the Buzz Brass quintet as they prepare to perform the soundtrack for the circus. But wait! Where are the circus performers? Jugglers, magicians, tightrope walkers,... visit website

13.50 – 19.50
3-5 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La légende de Barbe d’Or

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] « Des pi-quoi?I? » Décidé à se venger d’une mer qui l’a rejeté sur le rivage d’une île volcanique, le Manipulpe, être mi-requin mi-humain, fera tout en son pouvoir pour que la... visit website

10 – 12
6-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Arthur l’aventurier

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Avez-vous envie d’explorer le bout du monde avec Arthur L’aventurier? Le voyageur préféré des enfants vous transporte en Australie! Après l’Afrique, le Costa Rica et les... visit website

16 – 21
1-8 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

FLIP Fabrique – Blizzard

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
[French] Et si l’hiver avait pris toute la place? Pas seulement dehors, dans les rues et les champs Mais aussi dans les maisons, les chambres à coucher Sous nos habits et jusque dans nos... visit website

45
10 and up
French
Inside
Sun March 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family Sundays

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
Workshop
Bring your family to create, learn and have fun. At each Family Sunday, kids ages 0–12 and their adults can experience the national collection through a different theme. Included with admission to... visit website

Free
12 and under
Bilingual
Inside
Sun March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kattam et ses tam-tams

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] 17 prix et nominations à ce jour! Au son du n'goni, du djembé, du naffar, de la derbouka et du dhol, le percussionniste Kattam vous invite par le rythme, le chant et la danse à la... visit website

10 – 12
5-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Thu April 16 - Sat April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
[French] Bienvenue dans la classe de madame Catherine. Votre professeure de troisième année sait que le monde dans lequel vivent ses élèves est irrémédiablement violent et dangereux. C’est... visit website

15
14 and up
French
Inside
Sat April 18 - Sun April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Les mots secrets

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Here we have a beautiful celebration of words: words as playthings, as music, as links between humans. In this rhythmic, sometimes boisterous show, director André Perrier has fun giving poetry a... visit website

17
7-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Daniel Coutu

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Dans ce nouveau spectacle scientifico magique, Daniel Coutu explore l’univers de l’émerveillement. On y découvre que la magie est plus qu’un casse-tête qui pique notre... visit website

16 – 21
5-12 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat April 25

Mots de jeux

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Performance
[French] La vie jouée sur la partition des mots! L’enfant se réveille. Tout autour de lui, c’est le silence. Mais pas pour longtemps. Bruits de son corps. Mots qu’il prononce. Paroles des... visit website

11.25
1-5 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Atelier – Initiation au chant

MIFO - Orleans
Workshop
[French] Tout le monde peut chanter. Mais comment fonctionne la voix ? Comment doit-on respirer pour la libérer ? Quelle position le corps devrait-il prendre ? Comment donner de la couleur aux... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Enchanté! by Tara Luz Danse and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
Imagine what would happen when you put Tara Luz Danse and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre together onstage! Be transported into a playful world of imagination with dance, puppetry, storytelling and music.... visit website

15 – 20
4 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sun April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

À travers mes yeux

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Une danseuse monte sur scène et y trouve un ballon. Intriguée, elle s’en approche, doucement. Dès qu’elle le touche, la magie de la scène opère : la lumière apparaît, le décor... visit website

10 – 12
3-8 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat May 2 - Sun May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Beethoven!

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and we’re having a party! This musical celebration will delight you with some of the most glorious and memorable music ever written for an orchestra.... visit website

25
5-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sun May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ma petite boule d’amour

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Un gros ours s’ennuie ferme dans sa tanière. La solitude le rend morose. Or une nuit, un rêve étrange le sort de sa torpeur. Quelqu’un quelque part semble avoir besoin de lui.... visit website

10 – 12
3-6 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Caillou

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Caillou, Clémentine, Léo et Maman vous ont concocté un tout nouveau spectacle. Venez chanter et danser en famille avec le meilleur ami des tout-petits et tous ses amis. Sans oubliez... visit website

18 – 23
1-6 y.o.
French
Inside
Sat May 9 - Sun May 10

Sous la feuille

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Partners Ariane and Josué have draped the theatre in colourful tents and cozy furs to welcome us to the hushed atmosphere of a night by the fireside. Under the huge leaf, through dance and music, we... visit website

17
1-5 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

FLIP Fabrique – Blizzard

Salle Odyssée - Gatineau
Performance
[French] Et si l’hiver avait pris toute la place? Pas seulement dehors, dans les rues et les champs mais aussi dans les maisons, les chambres à coucher, sous nos habits et jusque dans nos coeurs.... visit website

25 – 34
10 and up
French
Inside
Sat May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] Tara Luz Danse vous ouvre les portes de son univers créatif et ludique ! Venez goûter au plaisir de bouger avec les artistes de la compagnie. Ils sauront vous faire découvrir la danse... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside
Sun June 7

Rhythm Explosion with Junkyard Symphony

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
In this seismic display of explosive percussion and fun, Junkyard Symphony's Rhythm Explosion takes you on an awesome adventure into beat, tempo, timing and the many rhythmical styles of music.... visit website

13.50 – 19.50
3-5 y.o.
French or English
Inside
Sun June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Tempest

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
A child-friendly version of Shakespeare’s magical masterpiece. Shipwrecked sailors discover an enchanted island, a wizard, his daughter, fairies and a monster. "What an outstanding performance... visit website

10
6 and up
English
Inside
Thu June 18 - Sat June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bond & Beyond

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Join Her Majesty’s Secret Service for an unparalleled evening of music that brings the world’s favourite secret agent to Southam Hall. Guest conductor John Morris Russell and the NAC Orchestra... visit website

31 – 47
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Fri June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Camille Saint-Saëns calls the dead from their graves to dance a jig for one night of the year with his delightful Danse macabre, a rambunctious work that continues to be celebrated in popular... visit website

31 – 66
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Fri June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood

National Arts Centre - Ottawa
Performance
Camille Saint-Saëns calls the dead from their graves to dance a jig for one night of the year with his delightful Danse macabre, a rambunctious work that continues to be celebrated in popular... visit website

31 – 66
10 and up
Bilingual
Inside
Sat June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
[French] À l’aide de matériaux naturels (sable, pétales, riz, brindilles, etc.), les enfants créent au sol un motif géométrique éphémère, inspiré d’une tradition de l’Inde nommée... visit website

5 – 10
4-10 y.o.
French
Inside