All across Ottawa today, schools are closed for a snow day!! That means kids are home and probably wondering what to do… Well we have a few ideas!
Just like the schools, the Diefenbunker is closed today too due to the snow! With our whisky tasting event tomorrow, our staff members are hard at work, at home crafting!! That’s right, you heard me, CRAFTING! What else is there to do on a snowy day?
Since many of you are home with kids today, we thought we’d post a few fun, at home activities for you and your kids to try out!

Wrapped Leather Secret Code Bracelet 

Wrapped leather secret code bracelet
Create a bracelet that says it all! This webpage will help you create a bracelet that has a secret message written in Morris code! Makes for a great gift to share with friends and family.

Spy Decoder

Decode the message with this spy decoder! Create secret messages and leave them around the house for the kids to decode!

Printable Spy Armband

Help your little one become a spy with this ‘high tech’ spy armband. This free printable from lets your child become whatever spy they wants to be!

Invisible Ink

The ultimate secret message! Strengthen your spy skills with the ability to write secret messages only you can read!

For more craft ideas, check out our Pinterest boards!


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Diefenbunker Introduces new Visitor Experience Manager
Livin’ the Guide Life
Artifact by Air
100 years ago, the guns fell silent.
Artifacts and Archives: Behind the Scenes
"The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.”
Light in Blast Tunnel
There’s been an incident at the Bunker.
Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving
Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition
Welcome to the Undead Army
Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker
Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection
75 feet under: Behind-the-Scenes in the Machine Room
EIGHT: Arrival
SEVEN: Renewed Topographics
SIX: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
FIVE: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
FOUR: Mt. Rushmore and the greatness of hope
THREE: The Power of the Atom – Idaho’s Experimental Breeder Reactor I
Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?
TWO: Wendover Airfield – Home of the Enola Gay
ONE: Bye Bye Blackbirds – Cold War Relics in the Californian Desert
Prologue: Destination Ottawa (via Tucson and Calexico)
Blog: Spy Camp Week 1, The Art of Espionage
Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director
Adventures from the Coldest Part of the Cold War- ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY!!
Marc Adornato’s Ruined Landscapes- Opening April 5, 2018 at the Bunker!
Mission Report- Easter at the Bunker
March 14 is Pi Day!
Introducing Agent ‘H’
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