#ygkChallenge: Visit a Local Museum

ygk challenge, local museums, KingstonThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Visit a local museum. During this frigid time of year many of us like to stay close to home and avoid heading out into the freezing cold as often as possible. But let’s be honest, staying in can get a bit monotonous as there’s really only so much couch sitting one can (or should) do. For those of us who aren’t big into hitting the cross country ski trails or joining the skaters at Market Square, it can be difficult to find cost effective things to do with our families, or on our own. Or maybe it’s not so difficult. Kingston has a wide array of museums that are at our disposal most days of the week. Many of them offer family rates, entry by donation, and some are even free. In fact, KFPL offers free passes to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, which can be borrowed for up to a week. While some museums are closed for the season, others such as the Marine Museum of The Great Lakes, the Museum of Health Care, the Miller Museum of Geology and the Original Hockey Hall of Fame, to name a few, are open year-round. Many of these also offer excellent programming for children on PA Days and over March Break. This week we challenge you to check out some of the great (warm!) things to do in your own backyard.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

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