The week before Christmas is always busy, with all the baking, shopping, wrapping, attenidng school concerts and hosting parties—but soon, Christmas will be over and the children will still be home for the holidays, which is a wonderful thing, as long as you've got a lot to do to keep everyone busy and happy!
There are so many things to do in and around Ottawa this holiday season, including fun holiday activities at the Canadian Museum of Nature—always a great spot to visit with the family and friends.
The Museum's holiday programming runs from December 26th to January 4th, and there will be self-guided Inuit games, a touch cart of specimens, and Canada's Arctic extended across the Museum's Salon in the form of an 8m by 11m map. Everyone can walk across this gym-sized floor map and discover many fun facts, with the help of cool specimens about the plants, animals, and minerals found in the North.
A new 3D movie, Titans of the Ice Age, also debuts in the Museum's theatre starting on December 20th. You can see mammoths, sable-toothed cats, and more, in 3D animation.
Even more fun for the kids? There are eight tiny reindeer hiding in the exhibits beginning December 20th. Get the kids to play detective as they test their reindeer-spotting skills!
While you're at the Museum, make sure you check out the new exhibition, Arctic Voices. Discover all you didn't know about the Arctic and enjoy the interactive components, including quiz games, a throat-singing booth, a polar bear "den" crawl-through space, and an Arctic hare jumping station.
You can even leave with a fun souvenir, by making your own Inuit snow goggles while learning about the science of sunlight and snow.
The Museum is located at 240 McLeod St. Follow the museum on Twitter (@museumofnature) or Facebook.