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13 May, 2015

They’re turning the lights off at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Ottawa

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a Fishbowl patron, and so I get advance notice and sneak peeks at what’s coming up. I was at a special preview opening of Animal Inside Out a few weeks ago. (Facebook and Instagram followers have already seen some of the fantastic things I saw when I was there!) I tell ya. It knocked my socks off. It was utterly fascinating.

If there’s one thing I really like about the Museum of Nature (as if there aren’t a hundred things already) is how unique and ever-changing their programming is. Honestly, there’s something for everyone there, and there’s always something new! Case in point: Science by Night. I’ve already booked it in our family calendar because it sounds so cool.

It’s happening Thursday, May 21 from 5-10 p.m., and we will check out Animal Inside out while we’re there too. I want the girls to meet these guys, for starters:

Animal Inside Out, at the Canadian Museum of Nature

From Animal Inside Out, at the Canadian Museum of Nature

I’m dying to see the museum after dark again. This building is gorgeous by day, and to experience its grandeur at night is really something else.

They’ve planned a whole much of fun activities for Science by Night that will engage, amuse, and inform. I’m always up for a learning adventure and this is where the science gets hands-on and fun. (“Find out how to de-grease a blue whale, or how stunning X-ray images of Arctic fish changed our understanding of their classification.”) Visitors will also have a chance to meet some resident experts and hear their stories, bring rocks and minerals for identification, take a unique tour of the historic dioramas, and more. SIGN ME UP.

There will be treats and drinks available for purchase too. Do note, this event is actually targeted to adults, but we’ll be bringing our teens along for the ride anyway. It is a school night but we’re timing our visit during the earlier part of the evening! Admission is free with a fee for some activities and special exhibitions – such as Animal Inside Out – for non-members.

1 Response to "They’re turning the lights off at the Canadian Museum of Nature!"

1 | binkee

May 20th, 2015 at 4:27 pm


Too bad it’s an ADULT event. Wonder why?

Science of Nature = Fail

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