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Reimagining the First Animals 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Book your tickets online today! Limited tickets are available. 
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.  More information



Explore the spectacular and immersive worlds featured in the Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life through the lens of the documentary First Animals. From the mountains of Kootenay National Park to the laboratories of ROM, join Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron and others featured in the documentary as they discuss the relevance of bringing the animals of the Burgess Shale to life for a modern audience.

This program will feature a screening of First Animals, conversation with the film's stars, and exclusive after-hours access to the new gallery. 

Limited access to the Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life will be available and may be stopped based on capacity. 


Professor Jean-Bernard Caron
Professor Maydianne Andrade
Film maker: Andrew Gregg
Researcher: Marc Laflamm
Illustrator and Consultant:  Marianne Collins

(film also available on CBC Gem free streaming service)

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