Science and technology play important roles in our everyday lives – but how much do we really know about the technology or the science behind it all? This September, step out of your comfort zone and learn about the wonders of natural science through Parks Canada, the history of women in science at the Canadian Museum of Nature, gaming technology at Maple Ridge Museum, or the historical technology of pioneers at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Use our CAP Attractions Directory to see all the science centres, museums and more you can explore with your CAP card.

CAP Attractions [science centres] to visit in September:

TELUS Spark (Calgary, AB)
Saskatchewan Science Centre (Regina, SK)
Ontario Science Centre (Toronto, ON)
The Biosphere (Montreal, QC)

20th Century Gamer: A new exhibit at Maple Ridge Museum
Just opened! 20th Century Gamer is a temporary exhibit that explores fifty years of computer and video gaming technology from 1950-2000. On display at Maple Ridge Museum in BC, this exhibit includes a collection of computer and video games including tabletop pinball and 8-bit computers. Learn more here.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Fall Fair 
Join the Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, ON, in celebrating the harvest season with fun activities for the whole family. On September 16, 2018, experience candle dipping, explore the mill, join in harvest activities, play carnival games and more. Visit their website for full details.

Get Involved in conservation with Parks Canada
Parks Canada protects some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders and fascinating historic treasures, and they welcome your participation in the conservation process to preserve them for generations to come. You can get hands-on with conservation through BioBlitz events, science activities at national parks and marine conservation areas, or volunteer opportunities at Parks Canada locations across the country. Visit the Parks Canada website for details. [Photo: Parks Canada – John Butterill]

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in Natural Sciences at the Canadian Museum of Nature
This new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, ON, celebrates the women in Canada who broke barriers to explore their passion for science. Learn about the important contributions of these women to both the field and to breaking traditional gender roles. Learn more on their website.

We love to see our CAP members sharing their photos from their visits to CAP Attractions! Use social media to share your photos from with us: use the hashtag #CAPCanada when posting your photos, or you can also tag CAP and/or the ICC in your photos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. [Photo: 

Citizenship ceremonies at CAP Attractions
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with the IRCC, will be hosting more than a dozen citizenship ceremonies in October for Citizenship Week. Just a couple of these ceremonies you can join us at include the ceremony at the Ontario Science Centre on Thursday, October 11, 2018 (use your CAP card for free admission) or at Mississauga Central Library on Friday, October 12, 2018. These ceremonies are open to the public to come view and will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Leading digital pioneer to deliver 2018 LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture at 6 Degrees Toronto
The ICC is thrilled to announce that Sue Gardner is this year’s LaFontaine-Baldwin lecturer. As head of the Wikimedia Foundation, Gardner oversaw the explosive growth of Wikipedia. A former journalist, she also led the transformation of into a leading digital news platform. Gardner has been named by Forbes as one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The LaFontaine-Baldwin Lectures gather Canadians to reflect on democracy, citizenship, and the public good.

Margaret Atwood to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
Celebrated author, poet, and essayist Margaret Atwood will be awarded the 2018 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 26 as part of 6 Degrees Toronto. Published in more than 35 countries over five decades, Atwood’s works have garnered domestic and international acclaim. Established in 2016, the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship is awarded annually to a leader whose life work has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion.

Tickets on sale for 6 Degrees Toronto
6 Degrees Toronto is a three-day immersive event that connect thinkers and doers to drive a global conversation on inclusion and citizenship. This year’s 6 Degrees Toronto begins with the LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture on Monday, September 24 and closes with the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on Wednesday, September 26. Tickets are also available for two days of conversation and connection at the Art Gallery of Ontario on September 25 and September 26. Get your tickets now! [Photo: Amber Bracken]

“I have learned a lot about Canadian history when visiting museums,” says Oksana Taran. “I believe that cultural places such as museums, exhibitions, historical buildings and many others play a significant role in building social inclusion.” Learn more about Oksana and her family in this month’s CAP Spotlight.