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  • Monday, July 25, 2016 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    The Halifax Discovery Centre is hosting one last party at its Barrington Street location on Saturday before closing its doors.

    “It’s bittersweet,” president and CEO Dov Bercovici said in a news release.

    “We’ve had such an incredible run here at Barrington Street, and for such a long time, that it’s hard to imagine not being here. But, at the same time it’s exciting because our new facility, which will open soon, is going to be amazing!” Read more.


  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    Jamie Purves, an educator with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, visited the library here last week with his solar telescope, a piece of equipment that allowed youth ages three through 11 to safely observe the sun and learn more about the wonders of space.

    “I think it’s important because I think it inspires kids to think of science as something that’s cool and interesting and possibly a career choice,” Purves said. “I think that’s really the key to what we’re doing here.” Read more


  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    The steady thump of adze against cottonwood harkens to the deep rhythmic sound of a native drum beat.

    Two people are bent in labour over the hull of the dugout canoe Friday at The Exploration Place as another stands off to the side and takes a puck sharpening stone to his favourite ax.

    It's day nine and the canoe is almost done.

    Once completed and after its inaugural dip into the Nechako and Fraser Rivers during the Northern Hardware Canoe Race this Sunday, the 16-foot canoe will be part of the Path of Our Paddle exhibit in the museum. Read more


  • Friday, July 08, 2016 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    “Juno, welcome to Jupiter,” said mission control commentator, Jennifer Delavan, of Lockheed Martin, the company that built Juno.

    Scott Young was watching that moment on NASA TV, and like many space enthusiasts around the world on Monday July 4th, he was thrilled with the success of the mission. Read more


  • Friday, July 08, 2016 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre just introduced their Alberta and the Great War display, which sheds light on intricate details surrounding the First World War, and the sacrifices that Albertans made for this cause.

    This showcase opened on Friday, and will be on display until September 17. Read more


  • Friday, July 08, 2016 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Standing in the eye of a tornado might sound silly, downright dangerous or altogether impossible.

    It’s an ill-advised adrenaline rush for most.

    But for David Marskell, CEO of TheMuseum, it’s the big payoff.

    In his opinion, it’s the best part of a new 5,200-square-foot exhibit dubbed Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters. Read more

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    Tobin said that Exploration Place took special interest in sharing this tradition because their facility is located on the site of the ages-old Lheidli T'enneh village before they were evicted through what history now sees as a combination of dirty deals and violence in about 1913.

    "We are going to do a lot more with Lheidli T'enneh artifacts and representing them here. We have some new, permanent features coming," Tobin said.

    Museum CEO Tracy Calogheros said the expanded Lheidli T'enneh presence in their exhibit hall was going to be named Path Of The Paddle, which is where the dugout demonstration idea is rooted. Read more


  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    It’s certain the first farmers in Manitoba were First Nations people, likely near the site of modern-day Lockport.

    That’s why a group of anthropology students from the University of Manitoba spent five weeks at the site this spring, searching for artifacts that could help us learn more about these early agriculturalists.

    The project spearheaded by Dr. E. Leigh Syms of the Manitoba Museum, is only the fourth time there has been any archeological excavating on the banks of the Red River beside the St. Andrew’s Dam and Lock in Lockport. The students earned credit towards a field-study class. Read more

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    The Manitoba Museum is gearing up for the opening of its Terry Fox exhibit, set to run from July 14 to October 10, 2016.

    Titled Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, the exhibit provides an in-depth look at Terry’s 143-day, 5,373-kilometre journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    The Ontario Science Centre was considered revolutionary when Raymond Moriyama designed it, in part for its hands-on approach that the architect envisioned. Read more

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