Waterloo's Children's Museum Introduces New Generation To World-Renowned
WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - A new exhibit on chimpanzees is introducing
a new generation of children to the groundbreaking work of primatologist Dr.
The Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of Jane Goodall runs
January 25 to May 25, 2008 at the Children's Museum in Waterloo.
The 6,000 square foot-exhibit's program for children includes:
- birthday party sleepovers
- storytelling using books from the Jane Goodall Foundation
- videos and
- hands-on workshops.
The adult program includes a speaker series and videos. Visitors will
learn about Goodall's work with chimpanzees since she began studying them in
1960. For more information, visit the museum's website:
The McGuinty government provided $75,000 to the Children's Museum to help
promote the exhibition.
"We are pleased to help the museum draw new audiences to Discovering
Chimpanzees, its biggest show to date," said Ontario's Minister of Culture
Aileen Carroll. "Culture and tourism are integral part of the province's
economy, and the McGuinty government is proud to play our part. Innovative
exhibitions like this one add to the quality of life of our province."
"The Discovering Chimpanzees exhibit is a wonderful new attraction that
educates, entertains and engages visitors, and I'm thrilled that it has come
to Kitchener-Waterloo," said Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Leeanna Pendergast.
"The Children's Museum has done a remarkable job of promoting
Kitchener-Waterloo as a unique, family-friendly cultural tourism destination,
and this exhibition is sure to draw even more visitors to the area," added
Kitchener-Centre MPP John Milloy.
"We are pleased to present the Remarkable World of Jane Goodall and, with
the help of the Ontario government, we will be able to invite and attract more
families across Ontario to Waterloo Region," said David Marskell, the Chief
Executive Officer of the Children's Museum.
"The Children's Museum is a wonderful cultural tourism destination for
Southwestern Ontario and OCAF is delighted to help attract more people to this
exciting new exhibition", said Dr. Murray Frum, Chair of the Ontario Cultural
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For further information:
For further information: Alicia Johnston, Minister's Office, (416)
325-1676; Mark Thompson, Communications Branch, (416) 314-3497