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Indoor (air conditioned) Fredericton Fun!

Looking for a way to beat the heat (indoors) this week in Fredericton? We’ve got a round-up on some fun (air conditioned) things to do in the capital city.

Check out the list below and let us know what you’ve got planned!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen St | $10/adult, $8/senior, $5/student, $20/family, children under 6 FREE |
Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10-5pm, Thurs 10-9pm, & Sunday 12-5pm | (506) 458-2028

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery features works by Canadian and British artists and a unique sample of works from international artists. The Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of works from its own collection as well as works and exhibitions on loan from other institutions.


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Gallery 78
796 Queen St | Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, & Sun 1pm-4pm | (506) 454-5192 | FREE


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Science East
668 Brunswick Street | Mon-Sat 10-5pm & Sun 12-4pm | (506) 457-2340 |
$10/adult, $8/seniors, $6.50/youth/students, children under 3 are FREE
Daily Science Shows offered Mon-Fri at 11am & 2pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm

Science East is a science centre located in the historic former York County Jail. Devoted to science discovery and hands-on learning, the centre has over 150 science exhibits that will inspire all ages and are perfect for family fun.

1700 Hanwell Rd | Mon-Thurs11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11-11pm & Sun 12-8pm | (506) 444-9500| Hourly lane rentals $15.99, Summer lane rental special $10/hour, bowling shoe rental $2.99, play climber 2 and under $3.99, 3 and up $5.99 & lazer tag $5.99 | Daily deals available

Kingswood  offers a complete family entertainment centre on site with bowling, indoor playground, inflatable obstacle course, arcade games, fitness centre, lazer tag, and food court.

Unplugged: A Board Games Café
418 Queen Street | Sun-Thurs 12-11pm & Fri & Sat 12-1am | (506)206-6500 | $5

Unplugged is Fredericton’s first board game café; a great place to play a game and hang out with friends! With over 400 games to play, you will find everything from family games, kids’ games, party games, strategy games and more!

Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton Street | Mon-Tues, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm, Wed & Thurs 10-9pm | (506) 460-2800 |FREE

With free internet access, Wi-Fi, friendly and knowledgeable staff, a reading area overlooking the Saint John River, children’s department, rotating art exhibit and ongoing programs and events, the Fredericton Public Library is a great place to spend a rainy day or just to take a break from the heat.


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Clay Café
356 Queen Street | Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 12-5pm | (506) 474-8003 | Prices vary

You can paint your own pottery creation- leave it a day to be fired- and pick up your masterpiece. Clay Café is a “paint your-own-pottery” studio designed for all age groups. The studio has over 300 kinds of pottery pieces to paint, from plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, and more!


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Fredericton Bicentennial Tapestry Tours
397 Queen Street (City Hall) | daily at 3pm for the French tour and 3:30pm for the English tour | (506) 460-2129 |FREE

Visitors to City Hall can tour the Council Chambers where a series of tapestries, ‘The Last 200 Years’, are permanently on display. Produced in honour of Fredericton’s 200th birthday, two local artists created a unique series of 27 colourful tapestries depicting Fredericton’s history.

School Days Museum: Exhibition and work rooms air conditioned (Note: One Room Schoolhouse not air conditioned)
427 Queen St | Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 1pm-4pm | (506) 459-3738 | Free
**Now closed for the season**

Enchanted Woods Play Cafe
605 Prospect St Unit #407 | Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri & Sat 9am-7pm | (506) 206-6768 | Adults & Children under 1 Free, Children 1-2 $5 + tax, Children 3-8 $8 + tax


I would definitely recommend bringing your little ones here. D had a ball!!

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Not a fan of staying indoors? You can always soak up the heat on one of Fredericton’s Rivers!

From guided boat tours, kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals to floating down the Nashwaak on a tube – get all the details here.