Canadian Children’s Museum gets new look, new theatre, new attractions

January 17, 2007

Canadian Children’s Museum gets new look, new theatre, new attractions

Gatineau, Quebec, January 17, 2007 – Major changes are underway at the Canadian Children’s Museum to expand the space, add fun new exhibits and introduce more interactive technologies. The first phase, Destination: Theatre!, will be unveiled on January 27.

“Just as kids outgrow their clothes, the Canadian Children’s Museum has outgrown its space,” says Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “The improvements and additions we’re making will add fresh interactive elements and a distinctly Canadian flavour to the experience.”

The theatre has been moved to a new space and updated with interactive lighting and sound. These and other new activities will give children a chance to explore the workings of a performance space, both on stage and behind the scenes.

The Children’s Museum is also reconfiguring its permanent exhibition area to extend the popular experience of the International Village with a number of new, Canadian-themed attractions. Set to open in May, this space will feature a child-sized theatre with animation films made especially for children, a bookstore where children can role-play as the book vendor or read stories by some of their favourite authors, and a design studio that encourages creativity and innovation.

The renewal will also allow for bigger temporary exhibitions at the Museum, which has welcomed more than 7 million visitors since opening in 1989. Top Secret: Mission Toy will be the first special exhibition in the newly enlarged Kaleidoscope Gallery when it opens on February 3, 2007.

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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