NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization May 18 to 24, 2009

May 15, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 18 to 24, 2009

Free Admission
Monday, May 18, International Museum Day

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

Celebration! Mythic Beasts
International Museum Day!
Monday, May 18, 2009
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free admission all day (except for the IMAX® Theatre)
Throughout the Museum
Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Mythic Beasts: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids and International Museum Day! Your entire family will be enthralled by our storytellers’ magical tales and by the play The Girl Who Was Eaten by the Dark, presented by an impressive group of actors on stilts! Join in creative activities for the whole family, get your face painted and have a souvenir photo taken with a real mythic beast! Complete programming:

No Power Greater by Lib Spry
Thursday May 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 23 at 3 p.m.
Canada Hall, The Union Hall “Labor Temple”
Dramamuse invites you to a preview of No Power Greater that will plunge you into the middle of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Meet strike leader Mrs. Helen Armstrong, and three young men with very different opinions on the strike.

Ancient Egypt’s World Vision
Sunday, May 24
2 p.m. (English only)
Cascades Salon
Tickets: $5
Discover the mysteries behind the religious beliefs of ancient Egyptians with University of Ottawa professor Dr. J.H.F. Dijkstra, who has been part of excavation expeditions in Egypt.

Canadian Postal Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The Post Goes Pop
Extended to April 1, 2010
This playful and thought-provoking exhibition showcases the enduring influence of postal imagery in popular culture, from songs to sitcoms to movies.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

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