Daycares and Daycamps (Pre-Booked Group Visits)

If you're looking for something unique and different to do with your family, daycare or day camp group, we offer activities with a flavour all their own!

If you would like to book a visit for a daycare or daycamp click here for more information.

March Break
An annual family favourite where the Museum is transformed into four floors of activity... with a different theme every year! Open to daycare groups as well as to parents with children, however, for daycares, pre-registration is required (group rates available): call 416.979.7799 x242.)

Summer Fun
Every summer we offer a guided Summer Fun Program for daycares, day camps and youth organizations. Check back in the spring for more info!


Children's Activities at the BSM

Exploring the Galleries
Do you like wandering around and coming across all kinds of neat stuff? Then you'll like All About Shoes, where you'll see some of the most beautiful, most extraordinary, and most surprising footwear that's together in one room anywhere in the world. From an ancient Egyptian sandal to a training boot for space exploration, it's all here.

For younger children, All About Shoes also has an area with a fairy-tale theme.

Do you enjoy learning about how people lived? Our exhibition Beauty, Identity, Pride features an educational component with materials that Native people used to decorate their moccasins and boots. Peek into our Discovery Drawers and put your hands on moose hair, caribou fur, and more!

Weekends at the BSM
This is an afternoon where parents and kids can spend time together exploring the galleries and having both a fun and educational experience.

Visit us on the weekend with your little ones and there is always a drop-in, shoe-themed arts and crafts activity available (sometimes extra charges apply for materials) as well as funky shoes to try on and a game of iSpy to play in the gallery. All activities are drop-in until 4pm (unless pre-empted by other programming).

On Saturdays visitors can also have an enriched gallery experience by stopping by our All About Shoes gallery between 1pm and 3pm to chat with a museum docent, touch some hands on artefacts and learn more about the exhibition.

March Break
An annual family favourite where the Museum is transformed into four floors of activity... with a different theme every year! Check back in 2015 for more details.

signature image of the Bata Shoe Museum's All About Shoes website

Need Information for a School Project?
Try our online exhibitions, at All About Shoes. Eleven exhibitions featuring diverse footwear from around the world let you step into someone else's shoes and see the world from a different perspective. Each exhibition also has a Teachers' Resources section with classroom activities and projects.