Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together. Let’s keep one another safe.
Canadian Museum of Nature
It seems like March has stumbled in like a lamb despite the cold temperatures, and while I have no real idea what that means, I do know that we are just one week closer to real Spring.
This weekend marks the end of the year’s shortest month, which has managed to feel like the longest. We’ve almost come full circle, as we approach a full year in this weird pandemic world. With restrictions eased, there are in person events on the docket this weekend, complemented by a variety of online events if you aren’t yet ready to get back out there. Without further ado, here’s the lowdown on what’s up this weekend in Ottawa.
Take a breath this weekend. This year especially, Thanksgiving is the perfect time for some reflection, gratitude and re-calibration of goals and expectations.
In the midst of this seemingly endless storm of fear, loneliness, and pain, music can serve as a vehicle of consolation, connection, and healing. With live performances on pause, many music festivals like Music & Beyond have shifted their 2020 programming online. In partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, they present Music & Nature, a series of virtual performances that embody or are inspired by nature.
These kinds of educational exhibition go a long way toward putting us in touch with the reality that sometimes gets lost during our modern lives. Bravo, Museum of Nature.
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about.
October is upon us! The most beautiful month of the year has arrived and the trees are ablaze with golden yellows, rusty oranges, and fiery reds. While this weekend’s forecast isn’t calling for 30-degree weather like the weekend past, it is a great opportunity to layer up in those comfy fall sweaters and scarves and get outdoors.
Well, we blinked and it’s September. That means two things: pumpkin spice and back to school.
If you’re planning a visit to any of Ottawa’s museums or galleries, be sure to visit the museum’s website to book your tickets and learn about the new safety measures in place before you head out.
Right-of-way road signs at the Canadian Museum of Nature might cause some visitors to do a double-take, since the creatures depicted were last seen between 72 million and 12,000 years ago. The pair of signs, one depicting a woolly mammoth and the other Chasmosaurus irvinensis, are a playful homage.
If you miss visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature, which remains closed due to COVID-19, take heart: The museum has just debuted a 3D, 360-degree virtual tour of its permanent exhibition halls.
We review the Museum of Nature’s first adult sleepover party.
This exhibition explores the trillion of tiny organisms that live on and inside of us, helping us with everything from digestion to being in a better mood.
Happy holidays, folks! Around this time of year, no one is sure what day of the week it is and as such we have decided to write an extended Yuletide Roundup for you all. We’ve got the low-down on what is up this weekend, right through to New Year’s Eve.