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Handmade Fun: Owl Ornaments

December 1 to 23 and December 26 to January 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
December 24, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Have a hoot making your own adorable owl ornament from pinecones and colourful craft supplies.

Doug Cooper: Creating the Magic at DreamWorks Animation

December 9
Resource Centre
2 p.m., in English

Enjoy an exclusive presentation by Doug Cooper, Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation, as he shares secrets behind the creation of Dragon Flight, the exhibition’s immersive-media centrepiece.

Red-Carpet Kids — DreamWorks Opening Weekend

December 9 and 10
Grand Hall, Douglas Cardinal Salon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Movie-themed activities and creative challenges for children of all ages, inspired by Shrek, Trolls and other Dreamworks features, plus an animated film workshop for older kids.

Trolls and Shrek Story Rolls

December 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays until 6 p.m.
Special Exhibitions

Engaging, hands-on creative play led by volunteer interpreters, sparking children’s imaginations through dress-up, role play and storytelling inspired by DreamWorks animation.

Winter Tales of Adaptation, Celebration, and Courage

December 26 to 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian History Hall

Join us to explore stories of adaptation, celebration, and courage in the Canadian History Hall.

Racing Across Canada

December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Haida Gwaii Mezzanine

Hit the road in the Trans-Canada Hot Wheels™ play space, as you “drive” through all the provinces, learning intriguing facts about Canada along the way.

Recycle in the New Year

December 29 and 30, 2017; January 5 and 6, 2018
Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make a resolution to reduce, reuse and recycle materials as you make music and an artful ragdoll.

Handmade Fun: Winter Wonders

January 13 to February 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Share what winter means to you by creating a unique work of art. We supply the materials, you supply the imagination!

Winterlude in the Arctic

February 3, 10 and 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
February 4, 11 and 18, 1 to 3 p.m.
Resource Centre, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine

Winterlude takes on an Arctic vibe with workshops in basic Inuktitut for families, and traditional Inuit games to challenge physical and mental strength.

Awesome Arctic

February 18
Grand Hall, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine, Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Introduce your family to Inuit culture and learn about life in the Far North during a fun day of Arctic art, crafts, sports and storytelling.

Far North Family Day

February 19
Grand Hall, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine, Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Family Day, engage with both modern and traditional Inuit culture through art, crafts and storytelling that shine a light on Canada’s Arctic region.

Dragon Egg Hunt

March 1 to April 1
Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find all 12 dragon eggs — inspired by Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon — hidden throughout the Museum, and earn a treat when you complete your quest.

Handmade Fun: Dragon Training Shields

March 1 to 18
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make your own colourful Viking shield — inspired by Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon — and take it with you for protection on your adventures.

Map Your Way to HMS Erebus and Terror: The Franklin Expedition Ships

March 3 and 4
Grand Hall
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Solve the mystery of the lost Franklin Expedition and find the ships’ final resting places, using a giant map, Inuit stories and other clues.

Underwater Arctic Archaeology

March 3 and 4, Grand Hall
March 5 to 18, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Step into an underwater archaeologist’s shoes to find artifacts from the long-lost Franklin Expedition, and learn how to search for evidence beneath the waves.

What Would You Wear on an Arctic Expedition?

March 3 and 4, Grand Hall
March 5 to 18, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Try on different types of clothing to see how garments worn on the lost Franklin Expedition measured up to traditional Inuit kamiks.

Celebrating Women’s History

March 3, 4, 10 and 11
Canadian History Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Canadian History Hall abounds in tales of the many fabulous women who have shaped Canada’s history. In honour of International Women’s Day, held on March 8 each year, our interpreters will showcase three of these stories.

Break Away and Join the Circus!

March 5 to 18
Grand Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn fun circus skills, make your own juggling balls and stilts, and create a modelling clay character during March Break activities inspired by the film Madagascar 3.

Handmade Fun: Dazzling Dragon Eggs

March 19 to April 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Decorate your own dragon egg and sculpt a baby dragon to tuck inside — maybe a Zippleback, a Gronckle or a Fury, like Toothless from the film How To Train Tour Dragon!

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