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Current and Upcoming Events

Live Interpretation – Neanderthal: Fact and Fiction

May 18, 2019 to January 26, 2020 (except December 24 and 25, 2019 and January 6 to 10, 2020)
Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Special Exhibitions

Get hands-on with Neanderthal stone technology and test your knowledge of ancient DNA.

Handmade Fun – Friendship Bracelets

November 1 to December 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
December 24, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Join Daniel Tiger and celebrate friendship with a timeless craft.

(Pre) History Night at the Museum

November 14, 6 to 8 p.m.
Special Exhibitions, Special Exhibitions Corridor, Haida Gwaii Mezzanine

Change your thinking about our prehistoric cousins.

Gingerbread Invasion!

November 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020 (except December 25, 2019), 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canadian History Hall Lobby, Throughout the Museum

It’s all things gingerbread this holiday season at the Museum!

Taste of the Stone Age (18+)

November 30, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Special Exhibitions, Canadian History Hall

Eat like a Neanderthal as you bite into the stone age!

Elf Search

December 1 to 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.
December 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum

There are elves hiding everywhere in the Canadian Children’s Museum. Keep your eyes open and see how many you can spot. Find them all to get a surprise!

Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums

Wednesday, December 4 — 1 to 7 p.m. (registration opens at 11 a.m.)
Thursday, December 5 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum, Canadian Museum of History Theatre

Join a world-renowned slate of experts in areas such as early learning, museology, the importance of play, and more!

Awesome Neighbours

December 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum, CINÉ+

Shake paws with Daniel Tiger in our friendly neighbourhood!

A Special Performance by the National Capital Concert Band

December 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grand Hall

This entertaining ensemble will fill the Museum’s Grand Hall with classical music and Christmas favourites sure to get you into the spirit of the season.

Family Fun: New Year’s Party

January 1, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Hall

Explore musical traditions from around the world. Kick off the New Year with a bounce in your step and a song in your heart!

Resilience and Revival – Indigenous History

February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canadian History Hall: The Hub

Explore Indigenous history this Winterlude.

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