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Super Spinners

August 1 to 31
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Make yourself a simple spinner out of a cardboard disk and a piece of string, then give it a whirl for a super-cool effect.

Demystifying the wreckage of the Erebus

August 4
Resource Centre
7 p.m. in English and 5:30 French

A unique opportunity to hear an underwater archaeologist describe the challenges involved in his work.

Franklin’s Treasures

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 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.

Awesome Sundays: Awesome Rush

August 21
Plaza (outdoors), River Mezzanine, Special Exhibitions Corridor
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience the thrill of the B.C. Gold Rush as you pan for gold, play gold-themed games, listen to period music, and make your own souvenir craft.

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
Canadian Children’s Museum: Theatre
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.

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