Family Day Sundays

Photo: CMHR, John Woods


Spend the day with your family exploring the Museum!


Spend a day exploring the Museum with your family! Children 6 and under get free admission to all Museum galleries.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday, the Museum offers activities for all ages!


Little Walk, Small Talk tour

Your family will discover the human rights connections between an 800-year old footprint, a three-storey piece of art made of clay, and a pink t-shirt on this interactive tour.

Offered every Family Day Sunday


Tour times:

11 a.m. in English
11:30 a.m. in French
1:30 p.m. in English

Location: The starting point for the tour is in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, on Level 1.


Traditional Beading

Participate in a workshop on traditional beading. Explore the history and meaning behind beading for diverse Indigenous cultures. Learn how to create your own piece of beadwork!

Every Sunday in June and August and on September 2, 2018


Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Indigenous Perspectives gallery on Level 2


Discovery Activity

Our family-friendly Discovery Activity takes you through the Museum’s galleries on a journey of discovery and fun!

Offered all day, every Family Day Sunday. Ask for your booklet at the main coat check on Level 1.



Visit us anytime to enjoy the following activities, games and family-friendly services.

Circle of Knowledge: A good life for us all

This 7-minute, 360-degree film in the Indigenous Perspectives gallery on Level 2 explores the connection between Indigenous peoples and the land, as well as the importance of sharing teachings across generations through story-telling.


Lights of Inclusion game

This interactive game is in the Canadian Journeys gallery on Level 2. Step out into the circle and work as a team to connect your “bubbles” of light together to show the importance of including everyone and accepting others for who they are.


It’s Your Choice game

Have you ever used your shadow to play a video game? Explore how our choices have an impact on those around us and how we can all help to make a positive change in the world in this interactive, table-top video game in the Actions Count gallery on Level 4.


Everyday Objects

Discover how what we eat, wear, and use to communicate can impact the human rights of someone on the other side of the world in this tactile installation in the Rights Today gallery on Level 5.

Visit ERA Bistro for snacks and drinks

ERA Bistro on Level 1 features a grab-and-go counter offering a selection of baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, and beverages that are great for families. ERA is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. everyday other than Wednesdays, when it is open until 9 p.m.


Stroller & Wheelchair Rental

For your convenience, the Museum offers stroller and wheelchair rentals free of charge through our Level 1 coat check.


Rest Areas

The terraces on Levels 5 and 6 and the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3 are great places to stop and have a rest on your journey through the Museum.


Water Fountains

No food or beverages (including water) are permitted in the Museum galleries. However, for your convenience, water fountains are situated on Levels 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.



There are washrooms located on every level of the Museum, with access to changing tables provided on Levels 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.