Happy Holiday Programming

CASM
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Happy holiday programming
When
Times
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fee
Included with admission
Language
Bilingual

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with special activities at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! Bring the whole family; there’s fun to be found for all ages. Little ones will love using their imaginations in a space adventure, or listening to a Christmas-themed story. Tap into your inner artist with soapstone printing, then sit back and relax as you watch an animated film about a Nunavik tradition. Explore our world-class aircraft collection — while you learn about Canada’s colourful aviation and space history.

Space adventure: Exploring a new world (ages 4 to 7)

Climb aboard a “rocket” and travel to an imaginary planet! Your mission: to serve as an expedition scientist travelling to Kepler-500. Set up camp, visit the science lab, replenish an agriculture-based food supply, and explore the planet’s surface in search of water, signs of life, and geological samples. With the help of a special rover, collect samples, take notes in your journal, and study alien species that are multiplying at an alarming rate in the base’s lab pod.

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Climb aboard a “rocket” and travel to an imaginary planet! Your mission: to serve as an expedition scientist travelling to Kepler-500. Set up camp, visit the science lab, replenish an agriculture-based food supply, and explore the planet’s surface in search of water, signs of life, and geological samples. With the help of a special rover, collect samples, take notes in your journal, and study alien species that are multiplying at an alarming rate in the base’s lab pod. Spaces are limited, pre-registration at the front desk is required.

The Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop (ages 4 to 7)

Christmas candy drop drawing

Daily at 11 a.m. in the Mauril Bélanger Theatre (English only)
Discover a Nunavik holiday tradition through a beautifully-illustrated children’s book, The Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop, written by Linda Brand. Learn about Inuit customs, participate in a candy drop, and hear about legendary Inuk bush pilot Johnny May — and his unique way of sharing the holiday spirit. If you enjoy it, stop by our Aeronautica Boutique to pick up a copy for your aspiring pilot.

Soapstone printing: Bush planes in the Far North (all ages)

Soapstone printing example 1 Soapstone printing example 2 Soapstone printing example 3

Daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Make beautiful prints from images carved in large soapstone slabs by artists Ernie Kadloo and Suzanne Walsh. These scenes, inspired by the photos from the museum’s archives, illustrate the first bush plane flights made in the last century — along the coast of Hudson Bay.

Animated film: The Great Northern Candy Drop

The Great Northern Candy Drop movie

Daily at 1 p.m., in the Mauril Bélanger Theatre (English only)
Produced by Amberwood Entertainment, The Great Northern Candy Drop tells the true story of Johnny May and his keen determination to keep a unique Nunavik tradition alive. When his annual distribution of candy over the village of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik is threatened due to a “security obsessed” federal government official, Johnny is faced with the greatest challenge of his career.
Don’t miss this animated holiday special, starring Tantoo Cardinal and Lorne Cardinal as famed Inuk pilot Johnny May. Based on a children’s book published by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in 2015.