NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization September 19 to 25, 2011

September 23, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Science and Technology in Japan

Thursday, September 22

7 p.m. (English, with simultaneous translation in French)


In conjunction with the  exhibition Japan: Tradition. Innovation., the Museum is proud to partner with the Japanese Embassy of Canada in presenting Dr. Mamoru Mohri, a renowned scientist and astronaut who is currently the Chief Executive Director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan. Dr Mohri is known for his ability to make science and technology accessible to people of all ages. He will discuss how his perspective on earth, science and life has changed as a result of his Shuttle experiences. Free tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819-776-7000 (service charges).

Ottawa International Animation Festival

September 23 to 25


In conjunction with the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Museum plays host to several special presentations that film and animation fans won’t want to miss. On Saturday morning, families can sit with our Kids Jury and watch the Short Films for Kids Competition. Tickets: individual screenings $12 each or $7 for seniors, Members and children under the age of 12. Available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819-776-7000 (service charges). For more info:

Japan Day

Sunday, September 25

11 a.m.

Grand Hall

Join us for a celebration of Japanese culture that will feature a diverse range of individuals and performance groups marking the 82nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. In partnership with the Embassy of Japan.


Monday through Friday

Until October 7, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery C

© Jennifer Playford

Try your hand at furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Using traditional techniques from Japan, you will learn how to create beautiful gifts and packages. The art of furoshiki, developed over several centuries in Japan, has been revived in recent years as a stylish way of reducing the use of disposable packaging. Museum volunteers will show you step-by-step how it is done.

Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal!

Until October 10, 2011

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery C

©Paro Robots

Paro is an appealing robotic baby seal from Japan. Designed as a therapeutic pet for use in hospitals and seniors’ centres, Paro has proven to have a calming effect on people. Experience his lifelike appeal for yourself in an amazing and unexpected combination of high technology and irresistible cuteness. Sponsored by PARO Robots, U.S., Inc.

Canadian Children’s Museum

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Creative Art-Making

During the month of September

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays until 7 p.m.


© Stephane Jorisch 2010

The theme for September is “Kokeshi Dolls.” These drop-in activities for ages 5 and up invite children to jumpstart their imaginations and stretch their creative thinking skills—while having a boatload of fun!

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

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