NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization February 23 to March 1st, 2009

February 20, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
February 23 to March 1st, 2009

Upcoming Activities
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.


Mars on Earth: Exploring the Canadian Arctic as an Analogue to Mars
Thursday, February 26
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Geobiologist Dr. Darlene Lim (NASA Ames Research Center) speaks about space analogue research in the Canadian Arctic over the past decade and why the region has become an exciting meeting point for scientists, astronauts and engineers with an eye on heading to Mars.

Face to Face with . . . Samuel de Champlain
Saturday, February 28
2 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall
Enjoy a theatrical performance by the Museum’s resident theatre company Dramamuse; then learn more about this adventurous explorer and first Governor of New France from researcher Isabelle Charron.

Egyptian Adornments
Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1
1 to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon
Ancient Egyptians were renowned for their jewellery and adornments. Join us as we help you to design and create your own Egyptian-inspired jewellery.


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

The Emperor’s New Threads
Saturday, February 28
1 and 3 p.m. (English)
Tickets: $12
Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Festival office
by calling 613 241-0999, or at the door.
The Emperor’s New Threads is the witty adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story. Through music, physical humour and imaginative storytelling, Axis Theatre weaves a tale of acceptance and the importance of honesty.
For children ages 5 to 12.
In partnership with the Ottawa International Children’s Festival.
Free admission to the Canadian Children’s Museum on the day of the performance for Festival subscribers only.

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