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Curious Minds

August 10 - 09:00 - 12:00

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in August – 9 am to 12 pm
Ages 6 to 9

Each Curious Minds program will explore a different theme and will feature a hands-on activity or craft to allow children to engage with local history in a fun and unique way.

Cost: $6.50 per child

Registration is required. You can register for this program using the City of Ottawa’s online registration system. Enter the program barcode in the box labelled “Search for programs by barcode”. Click “Add” and log in to complete registration. If you do not already have an account, click “Create new family account”.

August 1 – Not Guilty!

Barcode: 1407840
Act out a trial scene as you learn about the Canadian justice system and interact with artefacts connected to the courtroom.

August 2 – Building Basics

Barcode: 1407859
Put your building skills to the test as you race to complete a construction-themed scavenger hunt.

August 3 – Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less

Barcode: 1407911
Let’s celebrate the inspirational women in our lives and throughout Canadian history!

August 8 – Greenthumb Gardener

Barcode: 1407913
Where does our food come from? Learn how early settlers grew their produce and plant your own vegetable to take home.

August 9 – Museum Chef

Barcode: 1407923
How does butter make it from the barn to our tables? Put your foodie know-how to work making a delicious treat.

August 10 – Exploring Your Roots!

Barcode: 1407931
Many families, like the Bells, have a long history in Nepean. Bring photos from home to help craft your family tree as you explore your own family’s story.

August 15 – Textiles Past & Present

Barcode: 1407939
Fashion has gone through many transformations through the years. Dress-up in period costumes, learn how fabric has been dyed, and get an introduction to the art of weaving.

August 16 – Heard It Through The Grapevine

Barcode: 1407954
Oral storytelling has always had an important place in local and family history. Write and perform your own story with costumes and puppets.

August 17 – Victorian to Modern Medical Practices

Barcode: 1407961
How do modern medical practices compare to the Victorian era? Learn about the history of hospitals and medical tools. Examine artefacts related to medical history and explore how remedies have transformed over the years.

Help us decorate a get-well poster for CHEO patients that will be signed by kids from across the city at museum programs throughout the summer!

August 22 – Step Into a Poet’s Shoes

Barcode: 1407962
Explore the power of words and the works of Canadian poets including Nepean’s William Wilfred Campbell. Write your own poem and have it displayed at the museum.

August 23 – Listen, Dance and Play

Barcode: 1407964
What role does music play in our lives and our communities? Build your own instrument and keep a beat.

August 24 – Constructing the Rideau Canal

Barcode: 1407970
Explore how the Rideau Canal was built and how it works. Become an engineer and build your own version of Ottawa’s famous canal and lock system.

August 29 – Immigration to a New Land

Barcode: 1407973
What was daily life like for early settlers such as Ira Honeywell or Sir Evan Nepean? Learn skills they would have used to find shelter, communicate with loved ones back home, and more.

August 30 – Behind the Badge

Barcode: 1407977
What did a day in the life of a Nepean police officer look like?

August 31 – Victorian Lawn Games

Barcode: 1407983
What activities did children enjoy in the Victorian era? Travel back in time with fun and games on the lawn and build your own Victorian-inspired toy.

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