Rock shows, tank days and Lightning McQueen highlight March Break fun in Oshawa

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Published March 13, 2023 at 12:30 pm

There’s plenty for the kids (of all ages) to do in Oshawa during March Break this week, from a kids rock show at the Biltmore to Tank School at the Oshawa Regiment Museum

Kids Rock for Kids is an all-ages fundraising rock show Thursday night with proceeds to benefit Feed the Need Durham and Kidsave, an international charity that helps children affected by war in Ukraine.
Teen rock bands include an act from upstate New York – Undefeated – and local bands NERiMA, The Only Bay and BELLO.

The Kids Rock For Kids organization aims to help young bands (and solo artists) give back to their communities locally and globally by donating their time and talents for fundraising initiatives: Kids rocking out to help other kids.

Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets visit tickets.biltmoretheatre.com/krfk

The March Break Tank School runs all week with a different topic each day. There are World of Tanks stations and special codes for participants to take home and continue the fun during the break.

Get up-close with military vehicles and tanks, learn what makes them work and what it is like to be a member of a tank crew. Hands-on experiences with the tools and artifacts of military vehicles is part of the fun and there is a daily ‘Tank Talk’ each day at one p.m.

Other museums in Oshawa, such as the Oshawa Museum at the lakefront, and the Canadian Automotive Museum downtown, are also offering March Break programming.

School Days at the Oshawa Museum give kids a chance to discover what school was like back in the early 1900s. Step back in time when you enter Guy House. Sit in school desks, write on slates and dress up like a Victorian kid from March 13 – 17.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Auto Museum, visitors can take their picture with Lightning McQueen, the star of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, and with a Herbie the Love Bug go-kart. New on display in the lobby is a bold red, Canadian-built 1991 Honda Civic and a special exhibition titled Wires to Wheels: Electric Vehicles of Canada and Beyond on display on the second floor.

Visitors can also make a fun plush car sewing craft (ages 6+) and kids can also win a prize during by completing a scavenger hunt (ages 3+) in the galleries. The museum is open daily from March 10 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and children five and under are admitted free.

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