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December 12, 2012

Fascinating Holidays at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

OTTAWA, December 12, 2012 – The programming and activities offered by the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) will be sure to put visitors’ senses – and minds – to the test this Holiday season.

The “Optical Oddities” workshops will allow participants to experience the science of illusions hands on, using ordinary objects and light to surprise visitors and remind them that things aren’t always what they seem. In a similar way, Ian the Illusionist’s shows will certainly give visitors an eyeful. The “Trick of the Eye” scavenger hunt will give participants the chance to win a special prize by carefully observing the Museum’s selection of optical illusions on display.

The Holiday season is also a great time for storytelling. Come listen to “The Sound of Colours”, the story of a little girl with fading eyesight who can “hear” colours and images during a subway ride. Allow yourself to be amazed by digitally-animated short movies that have redefined how realistic computer-generated animation can be. These represent a fascinating progression from the magic lanterns of yesteryears – before movies even existed – through which visitors will discover remarkable 19th Century animations. Visitors will also be invited to create their own shadow plays, and to share photos and videos of their creations on social media.

Visitors won’t want to miss the visiting puppies from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind as they train to assist visually-impaired persons.

Over the Holidays, the CSTM will be open every day from December 22 to January 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on December 25, when the Museum will be closed.



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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