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Exhibitions

The Science of Sexuality

OPENS JANUARY 25, 2014: THEMUSEUM is starting the conversation about a very important topic - it's time for the talk. The Science of Sexuality responds to the main concerns of young people and the not-so-young alike. It's not shy. It's frank. It's respectful. It approaches sexuality in a positive manner.

A Russian Accent

A RUSSIAN ACCENT - NOW OPEN: As the Olympics descend upon Sochi, THEMUSEUM brings a taste of the rich cultural heritage of Russia in the new exhibit "A Russian Accent". The exhibition will bring together key elements of contemporary life in Russia with pieces relating to the arts, sports, and space exploration. It will also feature over 40 photographs of the arctic expedition, ‘From Russia to Canada The Marine Live-Ice Automobile Expedition’ taken by Russian and Canadian photographers Afanassi Makovnev and Michelle Valberg.

Legacy

THE LEGACY PROJECT - NOW OPEN: Inspired by traditional totem carving - chanelling the spirit and wisdom of an animal to tell a story - Legacy is a life-sized killer whale skeleton sculpted entirely from reclaimed cedar by Canadian artist Ken Hall. Legacy is a powerful reminder of the cost of being ignorant of our impact on the environment. For more information, please visit www.kenhallart.com/LegacyProject

Virtual Graffiti Wall

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!
**Coming Soon - the ability to save your creation on THEMUSEUM website to download**

Animation Station

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!
**Coming Soon - the ability to save your creation on THEMUSEUM website to download**

Permanent Exhibits

TotSpot

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. 

Walking Piano

Dance on this giant 6 foot piano and learn simple songs or freestyle to create your own original compositions.

Beat Bender

Play with different sounds, tempos, and beats on this colour-changing drum.

Bed of Nails

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!

Shadow Play

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? 

Geo-Terraces

These are in the centre of the Grand Atrium and unlike school and home you don't have to clean up your toys! 

Fish Tanks

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

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! 

The Urban Streetscape Project 

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! 

Construction Alley

Create a sculpture, maze, or a fort using the multi-coloured flags.  

Thoughts Flow Water Table

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?

Pin Walls

Push your hand, chest, or back into the Pin Wall then see the impression you've left.

Magnetic Wall

Create words, shapes and connect the gears!

Me and My Shadow

Stand against the wall, press the button for a flash of light, and see what you create on the phosphorescent wall! 

 

 

 

Past exhibitions

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