If it were up to the kids, their ideal vacation would look like the movie Home Alone, presumably without the burglars. However, they are stuck with family time, so why not make the most of it and choose museums that will please everyone, from your texting-addicted teenager to your world-weary tween?
Toronto is filled to the brim with great museums that keep the entertainment metre on high no matter what the weather. From Canada's largest museum, the elaborate ROM, to the hockey-fan essential, The Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto has terrific options. The cool and cosmopolitan city can also add the word "cultural" to the mix.
The museums we have chosen vary in size, so some are suitable for a day of boundless appeal while others are an hour of entertainment to sandwich between other activities. Toronto aims to please and its world class museums are the perfect stops for family fun.
Whether cultural, educational or related to a hobby, children are not expected to be mini-adults. They are invited to play, to touch and to imagine. Even the coolest of kids won't be able to help being awe-struck from time to time. Happy kids, happy parents, and one hell of a vacation.