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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom extended until late summer 2019!

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Spring break at the Museum Children 12 and under receive free admission

March 23 to March 31, 2019

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A woman, a man and a young boy are gathered around a circular table. Several photographs are scattered on the table, and the woman is pointing one out to the boy.

Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

Event details

Enjoy spring break at the Museum!

Take in awesome performances at the Festival of Rights, or head into the galleries for more activities created just for families.

Cost:

Children 12 and under receive free admission

Location:

Multiple locations

Children 12 and under receive free admission to all galleries including Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. 

In-gallery activities

I Stand Up for Human Rights: images and words

Participate in this engaging activity matching dozens of photos with the 30 articles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Explore what the Declaration means to you. Match a photo to a right and then post online if you like!

Share your thoughts on social media using these hashtags:
#AtCMHR
#UDHR70
#StandUp4HumanRights

When: Monday to Friday – March 25, 2019 to March 29, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Turning Points for Humanity gallery on Level 4
Cost: Included with gallery admission; children 12 and under receive free admission from March 23 to March 31, 2019.


Human Rights Heroes: Self-portraits

Create a collage with your own photo. Add qualities that make up a human rights defender: wings to fly, powerful legs to run, big eyes to see injustice. Also add kindness, empathy and understanding. Take your
self-portrait home and show it off.

When: Monday to Friday – March 25, 2019 to March 29, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3
Cost: Included with gallery admission; children 12 and under receive free admission from March 23 to March 31, 2019.


Animated National Film Board films: ready, set, action!

Discover children’s rights in inspiring stories. Share your thoughts with friends and family. Then, see what they think and imagine what you might do to defend these rights. Children’s rights are human rights!

When: Daily – March 23 to March 31, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Inspiring Change gallery on Level 7
Cost:
Included with gallery admission; children 12 and under receive free admission from March 23 to March 31, 2019.


Spotlight on Mandela: family tour

Take our special 60-minute children’s tour Spotlight on Mandela to learn through storytelling about Nelson Mandela’s life and work defending human rights. Discover his special connection to Canada. Your guide will also show you related Canadian stories in our other Museum galleries. 

The tour is designed for families with children aged 6 to 12.

When: Daily – March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019
French: 11 a.m.
English: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Mandela exhibit and other galleries
Cost (added to admission):
Adult (Age 18 to 64) — $5
Youth (Age 13 to 17) — $3
Student (with student ID) — $4
Senior (Age 65+) — $4
Family (Max. 2 adults + 4 youths) — $14
Children (Age 12 and under) — Free

Join us for the Festival of Rights from March 25 to March 28, 2019!