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Bata Shoe Museum
Type: Children's Museums, Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
Your kids already spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to tie their shoes. Take a couple of hours with them to stare at shoes together. If you need to convince your tweens, the... Read More
Your kids already spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to tie their shoes. Take a couple of hours with them to stare at shoes together. If you need to convince your tweens, the words "Justin Bieber's shoes" should do the trick. Adults can be wistfully entertained by John Lennon's Chelsea style ankle boots, or Marilyn Monroe's sexy red stilettos. On weekends, small children are encouraged to try on shoes and participate in shoe-themed arts and crafts. Your princess lover will be enthralled by the fairy-tale inspired area in "All About Shoes." We know that clothing makes the man, but it may instead be the shoes that can take the glory.
- Mon-Wed,: Fri-Sat; 10am-5pm
- Thu: 10am-8pm
- Sun: Noon-5pm
- Regular Admission Adult CAD14; Senior CAD12; Student CAD10; Child (5-17) CAD5; Child (4 and under) Free; Family CAD24 - CAD35
Every Thu 5-8pm Donations Requested; CAD5
- Family-Friendly Museums: "In the summer, the Bata Shoe museum has a great daycare and day camp program. Seeing your barely walking toddler wobble around in a replica of Dorothy's ruby slippers is worth the price of admission. Save your ticket, as it has a Reciprocal Admissions program with three other Toronto museums."
- Museums: "Every Thursday evening between 5 and 8 pm, admission is Pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $5."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This modern five-story building is North America's largest shoe museum and there is something for everyone.
- Best for Museums Because: This place is the mecca for shoe lovers. You will be fascinated by how far shoes have come. Turns out boots are made for walking.