ROARS IN MARCH 7: Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction uncovers a century of research about both Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex -- two of the most well-known dinosaurs -- and how they lived until the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction. More details.
OPENS MARCH 7: The Canadian Council Art Bank has been collecting work by the best Canadian artists of our time for over forty years, becoming the world's largest collection of contemporary Canadian art, but rarely are the works that depict subjects who are naked, nude, or unclothed exhibited. These unique works will challenge perceptions, create discussion and ultimately determine: do you GET Naked?. More details
OPENS MARCH 11: This photograph-based installation features black and white portraits by Toronto-based photographer Jason Schwartz. The portraits will be accompanied by oral histories from survivors and original artifacts from the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. More details.
Practice the art of graffiti without the mess! THEMUSEUM's Virtual Graffiti Wall allows you to express your creativity with the click of a button on the "light-powered" spray can. Mix and match colours, alter the "spray" of the spray can, and then admire your painted masterpiece - or...start the fun all over again!
Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Then take your skills to the test at the Animation Station, THEMUSEUM's stop-motion animation studio. Plot your drama, frame-by-frame, in front of the camera using supplied props to inspire the next Steven Spielberg. And once Johnny has finally found his true love, or the giant centipede has swallowed the doomed automobile, play it back to your surrounding audience and enjoy!
Visitors also have the ability to save their creations and view them on THEMUSEUM's YouTube channel.
This colourful area is designed for our youngest visitors to explore their creativity! The gallery is designed especially for children up to 4 years of age. The TotSpot introduces babies and toddlers to early learning principles through visual and tactile stimuli.
Dance on this giant 6 foot piano and learn simple songs or freestyle to create your own original compositions.
Play with different sounds, tempos, and beats on this colour-changing drum.
A favourite of visitors to THEMUSEUM, come lie on the Bed of Nails platform and hold down the button that slowly raises a series of nails, lifting you up!
The large white screen on the main floor is the Shadow Play. Turn the coloured lights located behind the screen on and off to create multi-coloured shadows. Dance, pose or wiggle and watch your shadow move with you. How many shadows are there when all of the lights are on?
These are in the centre of the Grand Atrium and unlike school and home you don't have to clean up your toys!
Meet our fishy friends! In these 125 gallon tanks full of life, you'll find a variety of African Cichlids and Rainbow Fish!
The Living Wall greets guests after they walk through our adult or child sized front doors. The many plants that make up the garden use the sun's energy to grow as it cleans THEMUSEUM's air and helps cool the building in the summer!
A collaborative effort to showcase iconic features of our Region in a fun and interactive way! Create your own sound at The Beat Goes On and interact with images on the floor and wall!
Create a sculpture, maze, or a fort using the multi-coloured flags.
Alter the speed, direction, or height of the water as you create patterns and pathways with the panels! How many different ways can you direct the water? Can you have a boat race?
Push your hand, chest, or back into the Pin Wall then see the impression you've left.
Create words, shapes and connect the gears!
Stand against the wall, press the button for a flash of light, and see what you create on the phosphorescent wall!
Summer 2008 Canada’s North is celebrated through an interactive exploration of the science, life, art and nature of the Arctic.
Winter 2009 Featuring the original exhibit, The Art, Inspiration and Appropriation of Andy Warhol this show took a look at Warhol’s prolific career and ongoing legacy through over sixty authentic Warhol’s and works by a dozen contemporary artists appropriating Warhol today.
October 11, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Winter 2007 An interactive and in depth look at the life and work of French artist, Marc Chagall.
Summer / Fall 2008 A collection of life -sized, animatronic dinosaurs!
Winter 2008 An interactive exploration of Dr. Jane Goodall’s life work including replicas of her work tent and jungle scenes to help visitors understand the chimpanzee.
FEBRUARY 28 TO SEPTEMBER 2
Winter 2010 An examination of the human body as never before seen in Waterloo Region – with the use of real human body specimens.
Winter 2011 SEARCHING FOR TOM will lead visitors through Thomson’s life and mysterious death, his influence on Canadian art and how contemporary artists are now interpreting his landscapes. This exhibition will include:
Sept 20, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014
Summer 2009 To celebrate Woodstock’s 40th anniversary, this exhibit took visitors back to the sixties through authentic memorabilia and rock posters from Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Fall 2007 A collaborative project by Canadian contemporary artist Max Dean along with Raffaello D’Andrea and Matt Donovan, this chair falls apart and before your eyes and reassembles itself.
January 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014 THEMUSEUM is starting the conversation about a very important topic - it's time for the talk.
September 15, 2012 to March 17, 2013
May 2014 - Feb. 2015 Unwrapping Egypt reveals the secrets of an ancient culture, featuring over 400 museum-quality replica artifacts focusing on the world-famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Fall 2009 A celebration of local artist Woldemar Neufeld on the hundredth anniversary of his birth through works curated by the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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