Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

October 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Excitement Builds for Opening of LEGO® Transportation Exhibition

LEGO® Wheels, Wings and Waves designed to inspire children of all ages

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - The Canada Science and Technology Museum is proud to present a new travelling exhibition from LEGO® Canada Inc., Wheels, Wings and Waves-A LEGO® History of Transportation.

The exhibition will kick off with a live, onsite LEGO build of a nearly 3 meter long space shuttle by LEGO-Certified Professional Robin Sather with the help of Canada Science and Technology Museum visitors during opening weekend, October 2 - 4.

LEGO-Certified Professional Robin Sather will kick off the space shuttle build on Friday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. and finish on Sunday, October 4 with the official unveiling at 4:00 p.m. All visitors are invited to participate in building the shuttle with the LEGO-Certified Professional. Same day on-site registration only. Space is limited. Children under five must be supervised by an adult.

The exhibition showcases replicas of air, land and water transportation in a fun way, featuring LEGO replica models ranging from the Titanic to the Ford Model T to steam trains and spacecraft among other displays. A LEGO discovery area invites visitors young and old to imagine and build new forms of transportation, then test them in action on an interactive race ramp.

"We are thrilled to reach Ottawa with this new hands-on, minds-on showcase of history and fun for families throughout Canada," said Larry Sedran, general manager, LEGO Canada. "We know how much more children can learn when they're having fun, so we designed this show to serve as both a fun family learning experience and as inspiration to unleash the inner creator and builder. We are particularly excited to show the exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, given its ability to attract and engage families with children."

Beginning today, children across Canada, can explore their creative spirit by entering the LEGO® CLICK Awards, an annual essay contest for children ages six to 13. Designed to inspire and celebrate children's innovative thinking and inventive spirit, five winning essays submitted by children will be each be awarded a $1000 cash prize. To submit for the award, children must answer "If you could invent anything, what would it be? Describe how to use it. How did you get the idea? What excites you about it?" before November 2, 2009. More information, including applications in French and English and complete rules for the Canadian contest, is available at www.LEGOClickAwards.com.

About the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Sharing Canada's rich collections of objects related to transportation, natural resources, communications, space, energy, manufacturing and industry, the Canada Science and Technology Museum helps Canadians explore the rich connections among science, technology, and culture. The Museum is open daily until Labour Day, and after September 1 Tuesday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7.50; $3.50 for children (ages 4-14); $5 for students and seniors; $18 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: Visit sciencetech.technomuses.ca or call 613-991-3044.

About the LEGO Group

LEGO Canada, Inc. is the Canadian division of the LEGO Group, a privately-held firm based in Billund, Denmark. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through high-quality, creatively educational play materials, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."

For more information, visit ww.LEGO.com



Media Invitation

All media are invited to join Museum staff and their families to be the
first to explore Wheels, Wings and Waves-A LEGO® History of
Transportation and meet the LEGO-certified professional and interpretive
staff from this exhibition.

When: Thursday October 1, 2009
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.

Photo Op: LEGO space shuttle unveiling

WHEN: Sunday October 4, 2009
4 p.m.

WHERE: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.

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