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Summer of Discovery next up for families at THEMUSEUM

Six new family-friendly exhibitions to join Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction

Kitchener, ONTHEMUSEUM, located in Downtown Kitchener, is proud to announce its family focused exhibition Summer of Discovery – a collection of six different experiences, including some THEMUSEUM favourites, including the “Balloon Room,” alongside new, interactive and immersive pieces. Summer of Discovery will also feature Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction – currently open – and be on display starting Saturday, June 6, 2015, and run until Labour Day weekend.
 
Science + You: Kohl Children’s Museum and Healing, by Brian Knep are two new interactive exhibitions that will be displayed. Visitors will be able to play in a child-sized science laboratory and be scientists for the day, and then watch the floor move and change with the movement of their bodies, respectively.
 
In Stratford’s Discovering Fantasy, costumes from productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest will be on display, allowing visitors to delve into the creative world of theatre. Then, in Ellipsis, they will get to add circular stickers of varying colour and size to a white room and engage in a summer long community art project.
 
“We are very excited to be bringing six new exhibitions to THEMUSEUM this summer,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “Four of them are brand-new, interactive, immersive family-friendly pieces that everyone will be able to enjoy. They are science and technology at play, will showcase unexpected intersections, and will entertain and enlighten visitors of all ages.”
 
“Two popular THEMUSEUM exhibitions will also be returning, as our research shows visitors want them,” Marskell continued.
 
#1562 Half the Air in a Given Space, by Martin Creed, commonly referred to as the “Balloon Room,” as well as Mission Outer Space: A Com Dev Adventure, which features THEMUSEUM’s Star Lab, will be returning this summer. Visitors will be able to enter a room filled with over 1,000 balloons, and then travel through space and learn about different planets, constellations and see meteorite samples on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.
 
The Summer of Discovery will be opening at THEMUSEUM on June 6, 2015. Information and admission tickets are now available online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca

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