Kids can see old games and new magic tricks at Museum London

unnamed(1)Museum London offers a free, family-friendly guided tour followed by a magic show to complement the history exhibition Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys, and Sports.

Beginning at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, families can take a tour and learn about the toys and games that entertained children 100 years ago. After the tour, London performer Ricardo Leon will share stories, introduce visitors to his bird puppet, Pongo, and even make an audience member levitate as he presents The Ultimate Magic Show with Ricky Magic.

About the exhibition 
Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys and Sports runs until Sunday, May 15 at Museum London. This exhibition examines Canadians' favorite games and toys over the past 130 years.

Despite the twentieth century's astonishing developments in science, medicine and technology, some things have remained constant. Children still play with dolls and farm sets. Skating, tobogganing and playing hockey remain an integral part of Canadian winters. Canada at Play includes activities and toys for a range of ages. Replicas of a tin steam roller, a wooden jumping jack, and more will transport visitors back in time. All generations will enjoy this exhibition, celebrating what is common to us all.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Royal Ontario Museum through its Travelling Exhibitions Program. The Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Admission to the magic performance is $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required online at museumlondon.ca/kids or by calling 519-661-0333.

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