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March 2, 2012 For immediate release

Make March break amazing at the Canada Science and Technology Museums

OTTAWA, March 2, 2012 - If you are wondering what to do during March break as it draws near, Canada's Science and Technology Museums offer a vast choice of activities to fill your agenda as well as your mind.
Here are some of the highlights of the special activities planned for our March break visitors:

Barnyard Break at the Canada Agriculture Museum

March 3 to 18

The Canada Agriculture Museum reopens to the public with its annual Barnyard Break. Take in a wide variety of demonstrations from Butter Making and Tasting to Cooking with Maple Syrup. Children can get creative with a winter-themed craft and visit the animal barns. Come enjoy the demonstration farm in the heart of the capital at the Canada Agriculture Museum this March Break. Programming is on all month long.

General information: agriculture.technomuses.ca or 613-
991-3053

Genius at play at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

March 3-18

The theme of March Break promises plenty of fun and games. Sixteen exciting days of hands-on activities include everything from balloon modelling, building towers and bridges with Kapla Blocks, brain teasers and Rubik's Cube challenges to storytelling featuring internationally acclaimed author of Franklin he Turtle, Paulette Bourgeois. Something for the genius in everyone!

Information: sciencetech.technomuses.ca or 613-991-3044

Green Skies Ahead at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

March 3 to 18

This year's March break theme is designed to get us thinking about the
importance of energy conservation and of the "greening" of technology in every aspect of our lives, even air travel. Each day will be filled with junkyard airplane building workshops, parachute games, family movies, and guided tours. Several special family presentations and activities are planned including: a Beatboxing performance and workshop with Julia Dales and AAA (March 10), a Sky High Magic Show with Chris Pilsworth (March 17), the Gatineau Conservatoire's Great Concert Series with Jazz, Jazz and more Jazz (March 16) and not to be missed the 22nd Annual LEGO Contest (March 9 and 16).

Information: aviation.technomuses.ca or 613-993-2010

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Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732