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Discovery Days for Kids

 Thursday Jun 5 2014, 10am-12pm
Location:Hillary House National Historic Site
Address:15372 Yonge Street
On Thursdays (10am-12pm) and Saturdays (1pm-3pm) in June, July, and August, a family favourite returns to Hillary House! Discovery Days for Kids presents twice-weekly activities for children to enjoy. The Aurora Historical Society offers original games and activities unique to the site which encourage your child’s engagement with the heritage of their hometown and make lasting memories.

AHS staff has created a rotating schedule of programming so that returning visitors will be able to try something new. Four different activities will be presented throughout the summer. These activities will be adapted to suit children of all ages, from toddlers to pre-teens.

Some examples of activities happening during Discovery Days for Kids this summer:

Nature Detectives: Children will explore the Hillary House National Historic Site property searching for plants and bugs.

Dig It!: Visitors will get the chance to become archaeologists while participating in a mock archaeological dig. The archaeologists in training will explore the methods used by archaeologists while uncovering exciting artefacts.

Scavenger Hunt: Children will be tasked with locating notable items in all rooms of Hillary House, after having received a tour of the site. Participants will then draw, or paint, their favourite artefact.
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