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  1. A visit to Quebec City’s Musée de la Civilisation

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    A visit to Quebec City’s Musée de la Civilisation

    Oct022010

    One of the coolest places I visited today was the Musée de la Civilisation, which is one of the top museums here in Quebec City. It was filled with people today, strolling around and enjoying the various exhibits.

    There are three levels of exhibits. On the basement level you’ll find ‘The Earth Unveiled’ which has lots of cool interactive exhibits covering things like magnetism. Up on the first floor you’ll find two of the museum’s permanent exhibitions. One of these covers the various areas of Quebec, while the other deals with the history of the First Nations people in the area.

    I really enjoyed strolling around here as the exhibits are presented in a really interesting way, with lots of videos and interactive areas. It’s a very engaging way to learn more about Quebec.

    My favourite exhibit was the temporary exhibit down on the ground floor. It’s called ‘RIFF. When Africa Got Us Groovin’ and it is set to run at the Musée de la Civilisation until March 2011. If you’re in Quebec and you’re interested in music at all, this exhibition is a must. On the way in you’re given headphones and a little sensor which picks up on audio in front of all the various displays.

    One of my favourite parts of the exhibit was a wall depicting musical great after musical great including Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson. As you stand in front of each musician’s part of the wall, one of their songs starts to play over your headphones. Plus there’s some awesome memorabilia on display including a leather jacket belonging to Elvis.

    I couldn’t take any pictures inside but the shot here is of the exterior of this hugely popular and highly entertaining museum.

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