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NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization June 27 to July 3, 2011

Posted on: 23/06/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
June 27 to July 3, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

“O Canada!”
Friday, July 1
Carnival of Cultures
3 and 5 p.m.
Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club
  2 and 4 p.m.
Throughout the Museum
Head to the Museum for some red-and-white action!  Say “O Canada!” with a wearable button you design yourself. Catch performances by the Carnival of Cultures and the Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club. There’s a whole day of fun in store for the young—and the young at heart!

“O Canada!”
July 2–3
Throughout the day
Throughout the Museum
Our Canada Day action continues with red and white made cool! Build a giant-sized Canadian icon with MEGA BLOKS®, design your own Canadiana button art, and catch a performance by the SHUMAYELA youth choir at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 2, and a performance by the Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum Club on July 3 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  A full day of fun for the young—and the young at heart!


Monday through Friday
To October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
© Jennifer Playford
Try your hand at furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Using traditional techniques from Japan, you will learn how to create beautiful gifts and packages. The art of furoshiki, developed over several centuries in Japan, has been revived in recent years as a stylish way of reducing the use of disposable packaging. Museum volunteers will show you step-by-step how it is done.

Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal!
Until October 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
©Paro Robots
Paro is an appealing robotic baby seal from Japan. Designed as a therapeutic pet for use in hospitals and seniors’ centres, Paro has proven to have a calming effect on people. Experience his lifelike appeal for yourself in an amazing and unexpected combination of high technology and irresistible cuteness. Sponsored by PARO Robots, U.S., Inc.

Time Travel through Canada’s Past
Interactive Theatre
Canada Hall
Step into Canada’s past with Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, and interact with historical characters. You may meet local inhabitants as you travel across the country and through time. They may give y

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