Children's Own Museum Takes Flight at the CN Tower with "The Art of Flight" September 12/13 and 19/20

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Canada's National Tower is pleased to welcome
the Toronto's popular Children's Own Museum (COM) at the CN Tower through a
series of family events for children of all ages. In keeping with the COM
vision, ongoing programs at the Tower will inspire discovery and celebrate
playful minds. Children of all ages will enjoy fun-filled dynamic programs
featuring a variety of hands-on activities plus giveaways and contests while
exploring one of the most famous buildings in the world.

    The Art of Flight - September 12/13 and 19/20
    The COM takes flight with a dynamic new family program dedicated to
exploring and re-imagining the art of kite making and flying. Using simple
recyclable materials, children will enjoy kite-making workshops, kite-flying
contests, face-painting, colouring and more while learning about art & design,
aerodynamics and the physics of flight and movement.
    Families can also explore Canada's National Tower: rocket to the top of
the world in just 58 seconds in glass-fronted elevators with new glass floor
panels. Enjoy breathtaking views from three observation levels including Sky
Pod and the world-famous Glass Floor with its thrilling 1,122ft. / 342m view
straight down to the ground. See The Height of Excellence film, experience the
Himalamazon motion theatre ride and enjoy delicious meals at Horizons or the
Far Coast Café.

    Activities: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Workshops: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
    All activities are included with CN Tower admission.

    The CN Tower
    Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5
inches), the CN Tower is Canada's National Tower, an engineering Wonder of the
World and Toronto's must see attraction visited by almost 2 million people
each year.

    The Children's Own Museum
    Children's museums provide exhibits and programs to stimulate informal
learning experiences for children. Launched in 1997 at Toronto's Harbourfront,
the acclaimed Children's Own Museum was inaugurated at the McLaughlin
Planetarium site where it drew record crowds for over four years. The COM
programs at the CN Tower are designed to inspire imaginative adventures,
develop informal education and community currated interactive exhibits and
programs. The COM is working toward establishing a new home and programs at
the CN Tower are part of that effort.

    Hours of Operation
    The CN Tower opens daily from 9 am - 10 pm. Attractions: 11 am - 7 pm

    Observation experience: Adults $21.99 plus taxes; Children 4-12 years
$14.99 plus taxes, children under 4 free, Seniors $19.99 plus taxes. All
prices quoted Canadian dollars.
    Total Tower experience: includes Look Out, Glass Floor, Sky Pod, Film, and
Ride for $32.99 plus applicable taxes (value of $47.90 plus applicable taxes).

                     CN Tower information: (416) 868-6937

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Irene Knight, Manager of
Public Relations, (416) 601-4729,

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