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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – March 25 to 30, 2008



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – March 25 to 30, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, March 19, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Andean Pan Flutes
Saturday, March 29, 2008
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
River View Gallery

Join Peruvian flutist Luis Abanto and learn the techniques of playing a zampoña (Andean pan flute). In conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed.

Coffee and Conversation: The Wonders of Peru – A Trip of a Lifetime!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
1 p.m. (French) 2:30 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon

Daniel Charron, founder of Aventures Sans Frontière/Pérou, will highlight the natural and historical destinations of Peru and shed light on the “travel secrets” when planning a trip to one of the most biodiverse destinations on Earth. In conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed.

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Hina Matsuri: Japanese Doll Festival
Friday, March 28, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Just for You and Your Preschooler – Make your own Japanese doll in celebration of Hina Matsuri, a special day in March when families express their wishes for the happiness and prosperity of their girls in the coming year. Ages 5 and under.

A Cosmic Appetite!
Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, 2008
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Nobody wants to go hungry in space! Discover the challenges of eating in zero gravity. Find out how to brush your teeth in space, and prepare and sample foods an astronaut would eat more than 1,600 kilometres above Earth! In collaboration with the Cosmodôme de Laval. In conjunction with the exhibition Living in Space.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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