Winter holiday programming

Family activities! Engage with human rights in fun and creative ways.

December 26, 2019 to January 5, 2020

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A child reaches into a basket of craft supplies while others work on their projects at a table. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Thomas Fricke

Event details

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum with family‐friendly activities about human rights.

Included with Museum admission
Various locations at the Museum

This holiday season, the Museum is filled with activities for the whole family that explore human rights in everyday life.

The Museum will be open on Monday, December 23, closed on December 24 and 25, then open every day from December 26 to January 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery and architecture tours are offered every day.

Kids aged 12 and under get in free from December 21 through January 5.

I Stand Up for Human Rights: Images+Words

Explore what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means to you. Choose from an array of photos and match them to the 30 articles in the Declaration. Younger visitors can participate using rights from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Share your thoughts on social media using #AtCMHR.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Turning Points for Humanity gallery on Level 4

Human Rights Heroes: Self‐Portraits

Sprawling wings to fly, strong legs to run, and powerful eyes to see injustice. Transform yourself into a super human rights defender through a collage that starts with a photo of you! Add qualities that show powers like kindness, empathy and understanding.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

Animated National Film Board Films: Ready, Set, Action! 

Check out a collection of short films that bring human rights to life through animation. Watch as an oddly shaped domino struggles to belong, a boy can’t get the rest he needs, and a young man goes on a journey of self‐discovery. Let our staff know which film you’d like to see first! 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Inspiring Change gallery on Level 7