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Curious Minds

July 4, 2018 - 09:00 - 12:00

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 09:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

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.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from July 4 to July 27 – 9 am to 12 pm

Ages 6 – 9
Cost: $6.50 per child

Registration is required.

July 4 – Telling Stories and Communication Technology
How do we use stories to tell our own family histories?
Barcode: 1406684

July 5 – Victorian to Modern Medical Practices
How do modern medical practices compare to the Victorian era? Many important medical advancements were made in the late 1800s from anesthetic to disinfectants. Learn about the history of hospitals and medical tools. Explore how our understanding of germs and cleanliness of changed over time and craft your very own soap.

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!
Barcode: 1406692

July 6 – Ahoy! An Afternoon of Sailing featuring a guest speaker from the Nepean Sailing Club
Explore the history of sailing in Nepean. Learn about the knots sailors use, design a pennant, and build your own miniature sailboat.
Barcode: 1406700

July 11 – Listen, Dance, and Play
What role does music play in our lives and our communities?
Barcode: 1406719

July 12 – Step Into a Poet’s Shoes featuring Ottawa Poet Laureate Jamaal Jackson-Rogers
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. Jamaal Jackson-Rogers, is one of Ottawa’s first poet laureates in nearly three decades. Jamaal is a spoken word artist, arts educator, residential counsellor for adults with disabilities, creative director of Origin Arts and Community Centre, and an advocate for youth and the arts through Youth Ottawa.
Barcode: 1406724

July 13 – Constructing the Rideau Canal
Why is the Rideau Canal so important to Ottawa’s history and how was it built?
Barcode: 1406735

July 18 – Museum Chefs
Where do the ingredients in our food come from?
Barcode: 1406742

July 19 – Greenthumb Gardener
How did early settlers grow their produce?
Barcode: 1406748

July 20 – Immigration to a New Land
What brought early settlers to this area and what challenges did they face?
Barcode: TBD (Registration opening soon!)

July 25 – Exploring Nepean’s Geological History
What can be found beneath the earth’s surface?
Barcode: TBD (Registration opening soon!)

July 26 – Building Basics
How did early settlers build their homes?
Barcode: TBD (Registration opening soon!)

July 27 – Behind the Badge
What did a day in the life of a Nepean police officer look like?
Barcode: TBD (Registration opening soon!)


July 4, 2018
09:00 - 12:00
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Nepean Museum
16 Rowley Avenue
Nepean, Ontario K2G 1L9 Canada
(613) 580-9638
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