Featured Exhibitions in 2013
|"Hands On Nature"||Apr. 6 - Jun. 16, 2013|
|"Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame"||Jun. 23 - Sep. 9, 2013|
|"1812"||Sep. 15 - Dec. 8, 2013|
|"Portraits of the North"||Dec. 15, 2013 - Mar. 23, 2014|
Hands On Nature
Preserving the diversity of life on earth is not only beneficial but essential to humanity. Learn about the different subject areas of biodiversity, for example the broad perspective of habitats, the relationships between species within food webs, and the gene pools of particular species. On loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.
- Diversity of Life
- Biomes of Canada
- Species Interaction
- Endangered Species
April 6 to June 16, 2013
Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
The remarkable accomplishments and great contributions of Canadian scientists, engineers and innovators have inspired this exhibition honouring their achievements and sharing their stories. Meet forty-eight leaders who helped shape Canada and the world. On loan from the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
- inspirational ecologist Pierre Dansereau
- groundbreaking aeronautical engineer Elizabeth "Elsie" MacGill
- John "Jack" A. Hopps, builder of the world's first portable pacemaker
- Willard S. Boyle, whose work is integral to virtually every camcorder, digital camera, and telescope in use today
- Gerald Heffernan, who helped reshape the steel industry around the world
Jun. 23 - Sep. 9, 2013
"1812" presents a dramatic new account of the War of 1812, as seen through the eyes of its Canadian, American, British and First Peoples participants, for whom it had surprisingly different meanings and consequences. By comparing these perspectives, the exhibition offers visitors a richer and deeper understanding of a conflict that shaped Canada’s destiny.
Sep. 15 - Dec. 8, 2013
Portraits of the North
Manitoba artist Gerald Kuehl’s stunning graphite pencil drawings go beyond mere portraits to capture his subjects’ very essence. Accompanied by compelling biographies from oral accounts and stories shared with the artist, these storied faces provide valuable insights into the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Elders. The challenges and triumphs of the experiences they have survived are clearly etched on their faces, making each portrait a stirring visual monument. The unbelievable artistry of Kuehl’s work, which is so realistic his subjects seem to draw breath, inspires strong emotions in the viewer. Portraits of the North offers a unique perspective of Northern life. On loan from the Manitoba Museum.
Dec. 15, 2013 - Mar. 23, 2014