Build your own toy castles brick by brick. Enter the kingdom’s royal castle to sit in their majesties’ thrones, view the royal decorations including a suit of armour made out of LEGO® bricks, and peek through the curtains to view the king’s secret treasure room filled with jewels.
Even the youngest of builders will enjoy putting together their own castle creation. Models of real-world castles Blarney, Arundel, and Neuschwanstein offer insights about how castles were planned and built. Age-appropriate build areas for toddlers, ages 3–6, and ages 7 and older allow children to use their newfound knowledge to create their own unique structures.
After visiting the throne room, visitors can tour the castle grounds and learn about day-to-day castle life. Children and families are able to dress up as princes, princesses, knights or dragons, or climb a lookout tower. And of course, no trip to a castle would be complete without meeting the resident dragon, but don’t worry, she doesn’t bite!
Once visitors have learned what it takes to plan and construct a proper home for the king and queen, they can test out the castle’s defenses with what else … a catapult. Using a 3-D computer program and hands-on catapult, one can virtually build and test the castle walls and learn through trial and error the
most durable way to build the castle’s defenses.
Sunday, April 29
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3