NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization February 7 to 13, 2011

February 4, 2011

Posted on: 04/02/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
February 7 to 13, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Valentine’s Gala
Saturday, February 12
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

Night at the Museum: Chill-Out Chalet—Come in from the Cold!
Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
David M. Stewart Salon
Come in from the cold and enjoy our cozy chalet setting. We’ll put you in the mood for winter nostalgia with activities for everyone. Sit back and relax as you fashion some “woolly” crafts, or try your hand at oversized versions of classic games. Listen to tall tales of winters gone by and chat with historical characters from the past.

Come in From the Cold
Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Canada Hall
Join Dramamuse, the Museum’s own theatre company, for a lively interactive theatre experience. Warm up with spicy stories of earlier Canadian winters and interact with characters who, like your ancestors, found ways to come in from the cold and stay warm.

Stories to Keep You Warm with the Ottawa Storytellers!
Sunday, February 13
11 a.m., 12 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (French)
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (English)
Canada Hall
20-minute performances
Join the Ottawa Storytellers for Canadian winter legends and stories in the cozy Wildcat Cafe.

Interactive Historical Characters
Tuesday, February 8 to Friday, February 11

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 informatio