Families and Daycares

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!

Summer Fun
This year everyday is full of sneaker summer fun at the Bata Shoe Museum! Bring your child for this special drop-in program of sneaker-themed arts and crafts every day until Labour Day (included with regular museum admission). Every summer we offer a 90 minute long Summer Fun programme to daycares and day camps. If you would like to book a group for sneaker summer fun, click here for more information.

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!

Weekend Family Fun
This is an afternoon where parents and kids can spend time together exploring the galleries and having both a fun and educational experience. Kids can do shoe-themed arts and crafts, try on shoes and go on a treasure hunt inside the galleries! Except on infrequent occasions when it is pre-empted by other programming, Weekend Family Fun is offered throughout the year.

Hands-on Demonstrations
Who says you can't touch at a Museum! Now's your chance to see that ballet slipper, feel that sealskin boot and wear the clown shoe. These hour-long events are offered at different times during the month; see the EVENTS page for details.

March Break
An annual family favourite where the Museum is transformed into four floors of activity... with a different theme every year! Join us for March Break 2012 when our theme will be "Abracadabra! A Magical March Break. Visit our EVENTS page for more info this year's activities. Open to daycare groups as well as to parents with children. (For daycares, pre-registration is required (group rates available): call 416.979.7799 x242.)

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.