Fall for these special exhibits Ottawa's museums offer cultural gems
Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be Mother Nature? At the interactive exhibit Nature Unleashed at the Canadian Museum of Nature, you can generate a virtual volcanic eruption, monitor earthquakes around the world in real time, simulate a tsunami, stand in the centre of a roaring tornado, and witness the power of hurricane-force winds! You can also live the adventure through the lens of storm-chasers during the action-packed 3D movie Tornado Alley. Until May 5, 2013.
Thought you knew about Vodou? The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s long-term special exhibit Vodou (yes, that is the correct spelling) provides a comprehensive insight into the real and complex world of this spiritual tradition, its beliefs and rituals. More than 300 artifacts, documentary films and first-person accounts by Vodouists from Canada’s Haitian community are featured. November 15, 2012 – February 23, 2014.
The Canadian War Museum continues to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The innovative exhibit 1812 examines the causes and conduct of the war from the perspective of each of the four central participants: Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Native Americans. Until January 6, 2013.
Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition remains a popular exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity for adolescents to get reliable answers to their questions about sexuality. Visitors between 12 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Until January 6, 2013.
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