NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization May 9 to 15, 2011

May 6, 2011

Posted on: 06/05/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 9 to 15, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

An Evening with Jean Lemire,
Canada’s Most Famous Modern Explorer
Thursday, May 12
7 p.m. (French with simultaneous translation)
Award-winning filmmaker and environmental biologist Jean Lemire describes some of his many expeditions, including a 430-day sojourn in the Antarctic. Tickets are on sale now. In advance $20; $18 for Museum Members, students and seniors; $25 on the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges apply).

The Amazing Crew of the Canadian Arctic Expedition
Until March 31, 2012
Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Gallery E
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, visitors will discover the real-life hardships and accomplishments of some of the Expedition members. They will discover five key roles: explorer, scientist, sailor, hunter and seamstress, and learn about the tools of their trade, the value of their expert contributions and their personal stories.

Interactive Historical Characters
May 10 to 13

3 p.m. 
Saturday, May 14
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

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

Creative Art-Making
During the month of May
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Studio and Kaleidoscope
Jump-start your imagination and stretch your creative thinking skills with our drop-in workshops. The theme for the whole month of May is Flower Power! Activities for ages 5 and up.

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