NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization August 1st to 7, 2011

July 29, 2011

Posted on: 29/07/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
August 1st to 7, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Monday through Friday
Until October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
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 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 you a piece of advice, offer you some work or tell you a tale. Always curious, they welcome your own stories and insights. For more information, please inquire at the Museum Information Desk.

Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Tangram Challenge!
Thursday, August 4
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Come take our Tangram Challenge with your family! Everyone will have a blast putting together these life-sized seven-piece puzzles. Starting with a silhouette and the large geometric pieces, you’ll have to complete the picture. Here’s a tip: start with the beginner puzzle; then work your way up to expert status.

Creative Art-Making
During the month of August
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
The theme for August is “Set Sail with Wooden Boats.” These drop-in activities for ages 5 and up invite children to jumpstart their imaginations and stretch their creative thinking skills—while having a boatload of fun!