Next Week – SPRING BREAK EDITION – at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – March 3 to 16, 2008

February 28, 2008

Next Week – SPRING BREAK EDITION – at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – March 3 to 16, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, February 27, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Please note that the Museum will be open on Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 10, 2008

Stamp Mosaic: Celebrate Québec City’s 400th Birthday
From Monday, March 3 to Sunday, March 16, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Create a colourful life-sized postal stamp mosaic celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City!

The Sun and the Wind
Tuesday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 11, 2008
10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
River View Salon

Our guest experts in metallurgy will help you create a unique ornament using repoussé, a technique mastered by the Sicán.

Digital Diversity
March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, 2008
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (March 4, 5, 11 and 12), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (March 6 and 13)
David M. Stewart Salon

View an amazing selection of short films on immigration in Canada, produced by 18- to 35-year-old Canadian filmmakers.
In collaboration with Radio Canada International (

Peru’s Sicán Technology: Ceramics
Wednesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 12, 2008
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
River View Salon

Among notable Middle Sicán legacies is its ceramic technology. Join ceramic workers and create a Sicán-inspired pottery piece.

La vie parisienne
Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

Everyone wants to visit, live and fall in love in Paris. This operetta by Jacques Offenbach captures the long-lost glory of the Belle Époque. Adults $25, students and seniors $20. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).
In partnership with Les Productions Lyriques de Gatineau.

Los colores del Perú
Sunday, March 9, 2008
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Grand Hall

Enjoy traditional and contemporary Peruvian dance performances by Perú Danza.
In partnership with the Peruvian Association of Ottawa and Gatineau

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Spring Break Blast-Off!
From Monday, March 3 to Friday, March 7
and from Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Buckle up and get ready to blast off for the International Space Station. Embark on your very own adventure as you become an astronaut-in-training, a rocket engineer, or maybe even an astronomer. Each week is filled with lots of activities designed to give you an idea of what it would be like to live on board the International Space Station.

3-2-1 Lift-Off!
Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Build your own rocket, then launch it to see how high it will go!

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

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