NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization December 27 to January 2, 2010

December 23, 2010

Posted on: 23/12/2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
December 27 to January 2, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Festive Trees
Until January 4, 2011
Special Exhibitions Corridor
First-ever Festive Trees Decorating Challenge features a stunning display of 20 lavishly decorated trees created by local community organizations. Each of the groups was given a tree and electrical supply, but the rest was up to them. Be sure to visit all 20 trees, and vote for your favourite! The winner will be announced on January 9, 2011.

Interactive Historical Characters
December 29 and 30

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
Canada Hall
The Museum’s theatre company, Dramamuse, invites you to help bring history to life—and life to history—by interacting with historical characters within the stunning environment of Canada Hall. Watch these characters in action or talk with them as they enact the daily lives of people from Canada’s past. For more information, please visit

Valentine’s Gala
Saturday, Febuary 12, 2011
Grand Hall
Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun and romance as the renowned Gregory Charles and his musicians seduce you with their charismatic music. Enjoy cocktails with your Valentine before sitting down to an exceptional four-course meal in the ambience of the majestic Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The Valentine’s Gala supports the Youth Education Fund of the Museum of Civilization and the War Museum. All proceeds will be used to support and enhance programs designed for young people to ensure our next generation develops an appreciation and knowledge of Canadian history, culture and world civilizations. For more information, please visit

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

Creative Art-Making
Until January 9, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Studio and Kaleidoscope
Jumpstart your imagination and stretch your creative thinking skills with our drop-in workshops. In the Studio, come and make your own decoration with the thread of golden metal and pearls. And in the Kaleidoscope Gallery, come and make a toy and learn about the laws of the balance by making a chap tightrope walker. Activities for ages 5 and up.

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187