NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization August 29 to September 4, 2011

September 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.

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


Art with Chinese Pictograms
Thursday, September 1st
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Factory
Let your imagination and creativity soar as you make one-of-a-kind art using stamps of Chinese astrological symbols. Take your inspiration from our temporary exhibition Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China.



Tangram Challenge!
Thursday, September 1st
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 September
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
The theme for September is “Kokeshi Dolls.” 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!

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