Many of our Ottawa’s museums have a variety of hands-on experiences and The Canada Science and Technology Museum is no exception. In fact, based on my last few visits, this is a great museum for kids to get involved with all of their senses. Associated with the exhibit THE ART OF THE BRICK visitors can use their creativity to make Lego® creations.
Tables are set up with flat Lego® bases and bowls filled with blocks of many colours and sizes. Here is where one can unleash one’s inner child and create!
One interesting activity requires the visitor to feel inside a box the sculpture and recreate the art piece simply by touch. I tried it and it’s not as simple as one might think!
This was my creation – a Camino arrow since I will be following all the yellow arrows in Spain as part of my upcoming Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
I recommend this exhibit not only for children but also for adults who grew up playing with Lego® blocks when they were younger. Artists will also appreciate these complex works of art for their beauty and complexity. The exhibit runs until September 3, 2018, and more information is available by accessing the Museum’s website.
Plan for a visit of at least 30 minutes to view the many creations and additional time to take part in the many hands-on activities.
I feel that everyone, young and older would truly appreciate this exhibit. If you do drop in the museum, let me know your thoughts on this unique exhibit.