| June 28, 2007
||For immediate release
Summer Celebrations at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa — Starting with the Fighting Fire with Technology weekend on Saturday, July 7 and 8 and continuing through Labour Day, the Canada Science and Technology Museum offers a variety of special activities to visitors throughout the summer to mark its 40th anniversary.
Summer Activities, from July 1 through September 3, include:
Wednesdays and Sundays, on going throughout the day, last ride at 3:45 p.m.
Take a 10-minute ride in vintage rail cars, drawn by a steam locomotive and operated by volunteers of the Bytown Railway Society.
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the extensive collection that is not on usually on display in the museum. Attendance is limited, so visitors must register at the Information Desk in the front lobby.
Tuesdays and Saturdays
See staff drive and describe a 1926 Model T Ford and a 1908 Buick Model 10 from the Museum’s collection.
Register at the Museum’s information desk for Cape North Lighthouse tours or to take part in water rocket launches.
Special Programming presented by the Museum this summer:
Extinguishing Danger: Fighting Fire with Technology
July 7-8, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Explore the technology of Fire Prevention and fire fighting at this special community event. See special demonstrations by fire crews, visit the fire safety house and meet fire fighters in your community.
Festival of Technology
July 19-21, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary with a technology extravaganza! Visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations of over 20 working treasures from the collection and take a take a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection facility. From motorcycles to engines to telescopes, this indoor/outdoor event is for the whole family to appreciate.
Summer Circus Celebration
July 24-26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Explore both the science and fun of the circus: Discover the physics of popular amusements such as roller coasters, the dunk tank and bumper cars. Special guest circus performers add a festive element to the event.
August 11-12 -10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Explore the past, present and future of Canada’s rail industry. Take a trip on the Shay locomotive, see spike-making demonstrations, and learn more about the people who worked on the rails when you meet one of the Science and Technology Players.
Exploring the Waterways
August 18- 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tour the museum’s landmark Cape North lighthouse, enjoy Celtic Music and try out activities related to the science of boating and navigation.
All activities are included with regular admission fees.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum’s events and exhibitions provide a dynamic overview of Canada’s rich scientific and technological heritage. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6; $3 for children (ages 4-14); $5 for students and seniors; $14 for a family (2 adults and 3 children); children under 4 are free. The Canada Science and Technology Museum is located at 1867 St.Laurent Boulevard and offers free parking on-site.
General information: Call (613) 991-3044.