Spring Break

Spring Break at the Museum

Bring your family and join us in special activities taking place during spring break! Spring break programming starts Saturday, March 24 and ends Sunday, April 1, 2018. This year, our spring break activities explore language rights in Canada, as well as French language, culture and identity across the country.

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Photo: CMHR, Thomas Fricke

Speak Freely

Canada has two official languages, English and French, while hundreds of others are spoken by people across the country. What’s your first language? How are language rights important to you? Share your thoughts in this interactive art activity for families.

March 24 to April 1, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canadian Journeys gallery on Level 2.

This activity is bilingual.

Explore Métis Beadwork

The Museum is home to the largest known fire bag in the world. This artwork was sewn by local artist Jennine Krauchi and her mother. It features beautiful floral patterns traditional to Métis culture made from thousands of glass beads sourced from Canada’s fur trade era. Discover the history and meaning of these patterns and then color in your own floral pattern to take home!

March 24 to April 1, 2018

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in English
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in French

Indigenous Perspectives gallery on Level 2.

Expression Wall

English and French languages have both shaped Canada and contributed to the multicultural country we live in today. Discover some key moments from the history of both languages in Canada. Decorate your own wooden block in celebration of bilingualism and add it to a wall of blocks left behind by others who have shared their thoughts. This activity is best suited for children aged 8–12.

March 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 2018 (weekends)

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in English
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in French

Actions Count gallery on Level 4.


Bring the family and explore the Museum in this interactive tour for families with children aged 6+! Discover the connections between an 800‐year‐old footprint, a three‐storey piece of art made of clay, a pink t‑shirt, and human rights.

The 45‐minute Little Walk, Small Talk: A Family Experience will be offered Sunday, March 25 and Sunday, April 1.

11 a.m. in French
11:30 a.m. in English.

All activities and special events, as well as the Little Walk, Small Talk: A Family Experience, are included in the cost of admission.

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