at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 25 to 31, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.
No Power Greater
by Lib Spry
Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m.
Canada Hall, The Union Hall “Labor Temple”
Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, invites you to a play that will plunge you into the middle of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Meet strike leader, Mrs. Helen Armstrong, and three young men with very different opinions on the strike.
Lecture: Mythic Creatures, A Canadian Bestiary
Thursday, May 28
7 p.m. (French)
Art historian Edith-Anne Pageot takes you back in time as she links two fascinating visions of the animal kingdom: the famous Codex Canadiensis (ca. 1700) by Louis Nicolas and the Bestiaire larentien (1988) by Aboriginal artist Domingo Cisneros.
Coffee and Conversation:
The Twinkling Stars, Mythic Creatures in the Night Sky
Sunday, May 31
1 p.m. (French)
3 p.m. (English)
Astronomy enthusiast Carmen Nadeau discusses the origins and stories behind constellations named after mythical creatures and explains how to find them.
An Evening at the Museum: Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Gala
Sunday, May 31
Celebrate Ottawa Asian Heritage Month with this 7th gala performance, featuring an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary cross-cultural dance and music.
Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)
An exciting new exhibition on architecture and design!
May 30 to September 7, 2009
Step inside Building Brainstorm, a design studio where you can explore what it is like to be an architect, designer and engineer. Plan a dream home or a dog house, build a model skyscraper, create the ideal floor plan for an apartment, build a structure, design a virtual room and investigate the roles of light and air on building design. Produced by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC).
Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31
10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
To mark the opening of the Building Brainstorm exhibition, join our experts in architecture and interior design and start building your dream house. Whether you want a purple kitchen, a mosaic floor or a tree house, our guests will give you the essential tools and materials to create a unique structure. Then, head on a “neighbourhood walk” through the Interna