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Franklin’s Treasures

Thursday, August 25, 2 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
River Mezzanine

Discover what archaeological clues have revealed about the fate of the Franklin Expedition, handle reproduction artifacts, and try the tools used by underwater archaeologists.

Archaeology Lab

August 28
Archaeology Lab
2:30 p.m. in English and 1 p.m. in French

Go behind the scenes in our Archaeology Lab to learn about the techniques experts use to preserve artifacts unearthed on archaeological digs.

Chalk Full of Creativity

September 1 to 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Thursday to 7 p.m.
September 6 to October 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Thursdays to 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Express yourself in words and art on our chalk wall — a throwback to simpler school days — and personalize your own mini-chalkboard to take home.

Awesome Sundays: Awesome Autumn

September 18
Grand Hall, exterior
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Savour the best of the fall season with hot apple cider, music, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a glass lantern craft activity.

In Conversation With Senator Serge Joyal

September 22
Resource Centre
7 p.m. in French

A unique opportunity to hear Senator Joyal discuss his fascination with Napoleon Bonaparte — man, myth and legend.

Culture Days: Musical Treasures

September 30, 2:30 p.m. in English and 1 p.m. in French
October 1, 11 a.m. (Members only, bilingual); 2:30 p.m. in English and 1 p.m. in French

Don’t miss your chance to go behind the scenes with Museum experts to discover rarely seen musical artifacts and archives from the national collection.

Culture Days: Nigerian Storytelling and Drumming

September 30 to October 2
David M. Stewart Salon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Culture Days with an interactive concert of traditional Nigerian storytelling and drumming, and discover how these arts bring communities and generations closer together.

Brilliant Button Art

October 3 to 31
Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Celebrate October by creating a customized work of button art inspired by fall colours, Thanksgiving or Halloween.

Pinning It on for Equality

October 8, 9 and 10
River Mezzanine
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find inspiration in the special display, Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote, and make a keepsake button for a cause dear to your heart.

Josephine Bonaparte: An Evening with Author Sandra Gulland

October 13
Resource Centre
7 p.m. in English

Author Sandra Gulland discusses the source of inspiration for her trilogy of historical novels about Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife and great love, Josephine.

Awesome Sundays: Awesome Paris

October 16
Grand Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy monumental family activities inspired by Napoleon and Paris, as you help build a giant monument, trace your way through the French capital, and make a souvenir of the City of Lights.

Songs of Suffrage and Strength

October 30
Grand Hall
2 p.m.

Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir performs an inspiring concert of historical songs celebrating Women’s History Month and the special display, Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote.

Star Light, Star Bright

November 1 to 30
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Find out why the night sky has guided and inspired people throughout history, and use glow-in-the-dark stars and yarn to create your own constellation.

The Empire’s New Clothes

November 3
Special Exhibitions
5 p.m. in French

Join clothing and textile historian, Anne Bissonnette, as she leads a tour of the exhibition, Napoleon and Paris.

Fashion Revisionism: Napoleon, Dress and Deportment 1795–1814

November 3
Resource Centre
7 p.m. in English

Join clothing and textile historian Anne Bissonnette for a fascinating look at how political transformation influenced fashion in Napoleonic France.

The Life and Legacy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier

November 17
Resource Centre
7 p.m.

Hear what experts have to say about Canada’s seventh prime minister during a scholarly evening commemorating the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth.

Awesome Sundays: Awesome Mail

November 20
W. E. Taylor Salon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the experts to discover special Canadian stamps, learn calligraphy, make your own wax-seal stamp, and see rare artifacts from the national postal collection.

Blue Build-a-Thon

November 26 and 27
Canadian Children’s Museum – Kaleidoscope
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wear blue for our Build-a-Thon as we unveil our new creative space, where you can construct anything you like with Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks made of foam.

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