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Something for all during break

Edmonton youngsters have had no shortage of options to keep themselves amused during spring break holidays.

The Telus World of Science is inviting Edmontonians to come and take in an Imax film, or explore some of the exhibits. One of the exhibits is The Art of the Brick, which features pieces of art made entirely out of Lego and a hands-on section for visitors to build their own masterpieces.

“Certainly this week we’ve been just as busy as any other spring break,” said Dan VanKeeken, director of marketing and communications. “It’s one of our busiest times of the year, right up there with Christmas and Family Day.”

In the first two days of spring break, the science centre has seen a 25 per cent increase from last year in the amount of visitors.

The Royal Alberta Museum has a five-day program which allows kids to explore the museum and learn about Alberta’s plants, animals and resources. The program started on Monday and it features guest artist workshops in the morning and museum staff on the floor for the afternoon.

Families can create entries for the Robert Bateman calendar contest and for the Planet Earth WHERE Challenge, an environmental contest that examines the components of things such as iPods and snowmobiles.

All of the attractions at the West Edmonton Mall will be open, and there will be special activities throughout the week. Some of those include a marine day camp for youths, a relay fundraiser for the Livia Stoyke Foundation, and a Britney Spears dance-off competition for a chance to win tickets to her April 6 show.

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