No Matter how Many Times you Visit, the Museum of Civilization Never Fails to Dazzle…
See the latest exhibitions. Take in the special programs. Catch a flick at the IMAX Theatre, have hands-on fun at the Children’s Museum and check out the collection at the Canadian Postal Museum.
Think of it as a launch pad for time travel through our home and native land. The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the spot where you can wander back into our country’s human history. No wonder it’s Canada’s biggest and most popular museum. Located just five minutes from downtown Ottawa, at 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau, this vast, four-storey space is a cultural treasure-chest filled to the brim. Discover the sights and sounds and people of the past. In the fourth-floor Canadian Personalities Hall, meet some of the characters who helped shape our nation. And don’t miss the celebrated exhibitions.
On now, God(s) A User’s Guide allows you to explore – and ponder – the practices of the world’s most widespread religions.
In the on-site Canadian Postal Museum, you can see Designed for a Queen: Celebrating the 60-year Reign of Queen Elizabeth II through Stamps.
May 10 – May 14: Greece: Secrets of Past offers a journey through time, transporting spectators from the volcanic eruption that shaped the unique landscape of the island of Santorini to the construction of the magnificent Parthenon more than 2,000 years ago.
May 10 – May 14: To The Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
May 10 – May 13: Flying Monsters 3D touches upon an extraordinary chapter in the history of Earth. Just as dinosaurs began dominating the planet, pterosaurs ruled the prehistoric skies. With wingspans as long as a modern jet plane, some of these flying reptiles were as spectacular in appearance as they were amazing in flight.
For details, call 819 776-7000 and check www.civilization.ca/home