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  • The Salt, the Milk, the Goats, the Honey and the Brass Band at the McMichael
  • Family Sundays Art Activities at the McMichael

Celebrating our Animal Friends


Kids Museum Nature & outdoors Performance Storytelling Visual arts
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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Avenue

Regional Municipality of York, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and is a relaxed performance.


Inspired by the work of the artist Bill Burns, this Family Sunday looks how animals help us in our daily lives, how climate change and industrialization puts them at risk and how we can help the animal kingdom adapt and thrive in our changing world. Explore the gallery collections to discover stories of human and animal kinship and use your imagination to create helpful devices that could be used by our furry and feathered friends.


Drop-in Family Art Workshop: Safety Gear for Small Animals (11 am - 4 pm)

Storytelling Circle: Bill Burns' Story (11:15 am, 12:15 and 1:15 pm)

Spotlight Tour: Outdoors at the McMichael (12:30 and 2 pm)

Performance: The Salt, the Milk, the Goats, the Honey and the Brass Band (1 pm Entrance of animals with Brass Band; 1:30 pm Honey Spinning & Goat Milking; 2:30 pm Parade)


McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Surrounded by 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails, the McMichael's permanent collection consists of more than 7,000 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Indigenous artists and artists from the many diasporic communities. The gallery attracts over 100,000 visitors annually from all over the world. Experience the art of Canada at the McMichael.