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Free admission for youth 12 and under from March 23-31, 2019

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Spring break at the Museum Children 12 and under receive free admission from March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019

March 23 to March 31, 2019

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.

Location:

Multiple locations

Schedule:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

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

Festival of Rights

Celebrate the right to play, learn and have fun!

Join us during spring break to celebrate the joys of childhood – dancing, singing, playing, laughing and creating. Daily face painting, crafts, interactive art and discovery activities! Each day hosts a variety of entertainers and workshops including hoop dancing, circus arts, sing-a-longs, jigging and drumming. Conveniently located on the main floor in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall. There will be a stroller station, designated snack areas and a family info table to help you plan your visit.

Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall
When: Daily – Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Detailed schedule:

Daily
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Face painting and crafts.

Monday, March 25, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Sleepy the Clown
A true classic variety show with magic, juggling, balloons and clown comedy.

1 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

1:30 p.m. – Momentum / Monica’s Danz Gym
A unique performance featuring ground acrobatics, aerial hoop, juggling and dance to entertain and awe.

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Cameron Fraser-Monroe
Indigenous hoop and grass dance with contemporary performance art.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Robin Chestnut
A laugh-out-loud, side-splitting, can’t-believe-your-eyes interactive comedy show featuring world-class juggling.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Momentum / Monica’s Danz Gym
A unique performance featuring ground acrobatics, aerial hoop, juggling and dance to entertain and awe.

1 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

1:30 p.m. – Sleepy the Clown
A true classic variety show with magic, juggling, balloons and clown comedy.

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Cameron Fraser-Monroe
Indigenous hoop and grass dance with contemporary performance art.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Gustavo the Impossiblist
Feats of unrealized insanity for your pleasure and amazement.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Aaron Burnett
Acoustic/bluegrass music for the young and slightly older.

1:30 p.m. – Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers
These Metis siblings share their passion for dancing and add their own special twist to the Red River Jig. You can’t help but join in!

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Mike Battie
Physical comedian and all-round prankster, Mike juggles, unicycles and entertains.


Thursday, March 28, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Seanster and the Monsters
A “kindie rock” band with an energetic, interactive and hilarious mixture of absurd comedy and sound.

1:30 p.m. – Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers
These Metis siblings share their passion for dancing and add their own special twist to the Red River Jig. You can’t help but join in!

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. Today, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

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