Winter Holiday Programming

Family-friendly activities for the holiday season

Bring your family and celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Join in our activities for all ages and explore human rights stories from around the world. All family-friendly activities are offered daily from December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018.  

Children 12 and under can visit the Museum for free from December 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018.


Sharing Family Traditions

What does the holiday season mean to you? In this interactive art activity, share the traditions that are important to you and your loved ones. Discover how Canadians from diverse backgrounds celebrate the holidays in unique ways.

Offered daily in the Hall of Hope on Level 2 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Rights and the Arctic Environment

We all need to work together to protect the environment for future generations. Learn how to work together in a group to make your very own snowperson to take home!

Offered daily in the Rights Today gallery on Level 5 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.


Weaving Change

Find out how grandmothers are using yarn-bombing to protect the human rights of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic across Africa! Make your own yarn creation to show your support.

Offered daily in the Inspiring Change gallery on Level 7 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Grandmothers Giving Back

Over the holiday season, many people reflect on how they can contribute to making a better world for everyone.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign supports children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic on the African continent as well as the grandmothers who raise them.

Join Canadian members of the Grandmothers Campaign as they speak to their experiences helping grandmothers, children, and whole communities across sub-Saharan Africa. Their stories are chronicled in a newly released book, Powered By Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa, for sale in the Museum Boutique.

Offered Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace on Level 6.


Programs are free with admission and free for members.



Don’t forget to take one of our engaging and interactive guided tours as part of your Museum experience! Please refer to the tours page for more information. We have a special holiday schedule for the Discover the Building Tour, where you explore how the Ancient Greeks, an 800 year-old Indigenous footprint, and the landscape of Canada influenced the construction of the Museum.

To purchase tour tickets, please visit the Ticketing and Information desk, contact us at visitorservices [at] humanrights.ca or call us at 204-289-2000.


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Please note that scheduled programs are subject to change or cancellation.