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Handmade Fun: Halloween Garland

October 2 to 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Raise your spirits for Halloween by crafting a festive garland of pumpkins, ghosts, bats and monsters from colourful yarn and pipecleaners.

Celebrating Women’s History

October 7 and 8; October 21 and 22
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 celebration of Women’s History Month, our interpreters will showcase three of these stories.

The Bat Hunt

October 13 to 31
Canadian Children’s Museum
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are bats hiding everywhere in the Canadian Children’s Museum. Keep your eyes open, and see how many you can spot. Find them all to win a special Halloween treat!

Beyond 150: Intersections of Journalism and History

October 19
Resource Centre
6:30 p.m.; the panel is in English with simultaneous translation into French.

An inside look at the ways in which journalism and history connect and support one another.

Comedy Performance: Wreck-on Silly Nation with Ryan McMahon

October 20
Theatre, Canadian Museum of History
7 p.m. in English

Anishinaabe comedian Ryan McMahon delivers fast-paced, provocative comedy as he explores whether Canada is truly ready for reconciliation, or still has work left to do.

Roundtable Discussion: Protecting Refugees in Challenging Times: Canada’s role at home and abroad

October 23
Theatre, Canadian Museum of History
3:30 to 5 p.m.; in English, with simultaneous translation in French.

This thought-provoking session examines Canada’s role and responses to the current global refugee situation.

Film Screening: A Moonless Night — Boat People, 40 Years Later

October 23
Theatre, Canadian Museum of History
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; in French with English subtitles.

Recalling one of the most significant refugee experiences in Canadian history, this 2016 documentary explores the harrowing experiences of Vietnamese men, women and children forced to flee their homeland following the 1975 takeover of South Vietnam by the Communist North.

Awesome Halloween

October 29
Grand Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about the history of Halloween and trick-or-treating in a Halloween trivia game, make healing potions, dance the spirits away, play spooky games, and enjoy a spellbinding magic show by Éric Leclerc.

Handmade Fun: Story Starters

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

Create your own customized set of story starter discs with colourful images, and use them as building blocks to inspire tall tales.

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration

November 2
Canadian Children’s Museum
5 to 7 p.m.

Celebrate life, Mexican-style, with traditional foods, music and more, as we mark the family holiday, Day of the Dead.

History Night at the Museum

November 2
Canadian History Hall
5 to 8 p.m.

Don’t miss this exclusive evening of historical intrigue and fun. Meet experts, discover artifacts from Canada’s past, and enjoy cocktails and historically inspired snacks.

Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ – Design, Play, Learn!

November 4
Haida Gwaii Mezzanine, Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio, Plaza
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about design and engineering as you race Hot Wheels™ cars, build a solar-powered toy vehicle, see race cars from Calabogie Motorsports Park and more.

Beyond 150: The Promise of Canada with Charlotte Gray

November 30
Resource Centre
7 p.m.

Join historian Charlotte Gray for a discussion of Canadian history and identity in this latest instalment of the Canadian Museum of History’s Beyond 150 series.

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