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Handmade Fun: The Art of Calligraphy

June 30 to August 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Learn about medieval writing and printing techniques as you carefully write and fold your own beautiful handmade letter.

Medieval Imagination

June 30 to September 3, Friday to Monday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum – Kaleidoscope

Dress up as a knight, queen, king or commoner, and build medieval castles, bridges and walls using the Imagination Playground’s giant foam blocks.

A Knight’s Life

June 14, 2018 to January 20, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Thursdays until 6 p.m.
Special Exhibitions

Enjoy hands-on learning led by volunteer interpreters and explore the evolution of a knight’s armour during the medieval era, in the exhibition Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour.

Beyond the Franklin Expedition

July 5 to September 1, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Haida Gwaii Mezzanine

Discover what it was like to explore Canada’s Arctic through hands-on activities highlighting the exhibition Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition.

What’s in a Name? The Debate over Public Commemorations in Canada

July 13
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This fascinating conversation between historians and educators is sure to provide food for thought regarding controversial commemorations in Canada’s past..

Dig and Dive into Archaeology

August 3 to 25, Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Haida Gwaii Mezzanine

Explore the secrets of archaeology on land and at sea in hands-on learning adventures inspired by the lost Franklin Expedition.

Awesome Medieval

August 26
Canadian Museum of History (exterior)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience a taste of rural life during the Middle Ages with a day of traditional games, dancing, cooking and crafts for the whole family.

Handmade Fun: Corn Husk Dolls

August 31 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September 4 to October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Celebrate the fall harvest by making your own corn husk doll and learning about the Indigenous cultures in which the dolls originated.

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