Holiday Programming 2015-2016
Photo credit: Richard Lawrence photography
A Space to Discover
Fiction and nonfiction are on the menu at the Museum this holiday season. From the frozen tundra of Nunavik, to the cool, dusty surface of a newly discovered planet, experience history and fantasy with a healthy dose of adventure. Don’t miss out on the special activities the Museum has in store for you!
Exploring a New Planet
Ages 5–8 — Centre of the Museum — 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm
Scientists on the planet Kepler-500 are calling for your help. An alien life form is invading their science camp and depleting their food supplies. They need us to bring them more plant food, find a source of water on the planet, and analyze this new species.
Your Mission: Become a scientist travelling on an expedition to Kepler-500. Set up a science camp, replenish an agriculture-based food supply, and explore the planet’s surface in search of water, signs of life, and geological samples. With the help of a special robotic rover, collect samples and study invasive alien species in the base’s lab pod.
Bush Flying in Canada's North
The Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop
Ages 4–7 — 11 a.m. — Theatre
Discover a Nunavik holiday tradition, learn about some Inuit customs, and participate in a candy drop while learning about famous Inuk bush pilot Johnny May and his unique way of sharing the holiday spirit.
Soapstone Printing: Bush Planes in the Far North
All ages — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Make a beautiful print of images carved into large soapstone slabs by artists Ernie Kadloo and Suzanne Walsh. These winter scenes depict early bush flights along the coast of Hudson Bay during the last century.
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