Thursday, July 15, 2021
With Ontario’s arrival at Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen tomorrow, we have a lot more options if we want to get out of the house this weekend. Indulge your brain at a museum, fill your tummy with some indoor dining, or soothe your soul with a visit to a gallery. Capacities are reduced, and safety measures are in place, but these businesses are ready to welcome us back.
▪️They’re cool, but dinosaurs aren’t the thing to see at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Gaia, the seven metre diameter sculpture of Earth by British artist Luke Jerram, allows visitors to experience our planet the way astronauts do. The sculpture features high res NASA images and appears to float in space. In the Northern Voices Gallery, Qilalukkat! Belugas and Inuvialuit: Our Survival Together explores the history and traditions of beluga harvesting, and learn how the practice continues to sustain present-day Inuvialuit communities. Timed tickets: $16 for adults, kids 3-12 $12, seniors and students $14.
▪️Reopening Saturday July 17, the Canadian War Museum has extended two of its current exhibitions. Visit Forever Changed - Stores from the Second World War and Liberation! Canada and the Netherlands, 1944-1945 Wednesday through Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm, and on Thursdays until 7:00pm. Timed admission tickets $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $13 for students, $11 for youth 8 to 12, $5 for children 2 to 7 years old.
▪️Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition will be the big draw at the National Gallery of Canada, with its paintings, prints, and drawings by the master. Visitors can also experience the large steel structure Capsule, by contemporary American artist Rashid Johnson, in the main entrance. And then there are the Gallery’s permanent collections, including works by Indigenous, Canadian, and European artists, photography collections, and artefacts. You can book a ticket to include the Rembrandt show as well as the National Collection, or only the National Collection. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and those aged 24 and under (ID required), and children 11 and under free.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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