Great ideas for holiday fun

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Great ideas for holiday fun

TORONTO, Dec. 26 - The McGuinty government is urging Ontarians to take advantage of the vast range of activities Ontario's cultural agencies offer for the entire family over the holiday period. "This is an ideal time of year to visit our wonderful cultural institutions and catch some soon-to-close exhibitions, like the Art Deco extravaganza at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Strange Matter exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre," said Minister of Culture Madeleine Meilleur. Art Gallery of Ontario ---------------------- Closing January 4, Degas Sculptures is the only Canadian venue for this exhibition from Copenhagen that focuses on Degas' numerous ballerina figures. The female form is also central to Woman as Goddess, liberated nudes by Canadian artists Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland. www.ago.net McMichael Canadian Art Collection --------------------------------- Along with the spectacular collection of works by The Group of Seven, the McMichael's programs include a Family Sunday on December 28 featuring art making, family fun and a puppetry performance. www.mcmichael.com Ontario Science Centre ---------------------- Strange Matter presents a glimpse of the future through the amazing materials that change our lives, but only until January 4. For kids up to age eight, KidSpark awakens the skills, attitudes and behaviours that foster innovation. www.ontariosciencecentre.ca Royal Botanical Gardens ----------------------- A remedy for the bleak midwinter blues is the Mediterranean Garden "under glass," that features plants that have adapted to the world's five Mediterranean climate zones. www.rbg.ca Royal Ontario Museum -------------------- Special programming for the entire family includes mask making, storytelling and a natural science safari. Until January 4, the ROM presents the delightful world of Beatrix Potter in Peter Rabbit's Garden and the spectacular exhibit Art Deco 1910 - 1939. www.rom.on.ca Disponible en français www.culture.gov.on.caFor further information: Contacts after December 28: Guy Lepage, Minister's Office, (416) 325-1689; Gary Wheeler, Communications Branch, (416) 325-8391