Summer at the Museum

The Museum has something to offer for visitors of all ages this summer! The activities listed below are free with admission and free for members.


What’s your story?

Visit the Our Canada, My Story temporary exhibit and grab one of our instant cameras to snap a photo that captures your perspective. Take a moment to write down your thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusion, inspiring and engaging youth, our environment, and reconciliation. Everyone has a story to tell. Take part in this interactive photography experience and share your perspective! 

Date: Daily through the summer
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Level 6 Expressions Gallery

A digital version of this activity is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


Learn to Sign!

American Sign Language is used by thousands of people across Canada as a first language. It is also an important part of Deaf Culture and identity.

Join Cody Zimmer as he shares his story of what it was like to grow up in a Deaf family in a predominantly hearing world, and how ASL provides him with a way to express himself. Take the opportunity to learn some important signs needed for communication in ASL.

These sessions require advanced registration. Please call 204-289-2227 or send an email to RSVP [at] humanrights.ca to reserve your spot.

Dates: July 15 and 20, August 19 and 24, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: PCL Terrace on Level 5

Indigenous Voices: Musical Performances in the Canadian Journeys gallery

Come and enjoy live musical performances by Indigenous artists Desiree Dorion, Chuck Copenace, Melissa St. Goddard and Vince Fontaine, with special guests Don Amero, Shannon Mckenney and Gabrielle Fontaine. David McLeod will be emceeing these performances.

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the Canada Summer Games

On weekdays throughout the Canada Summer Games, we are offering special activities focused on the rights of the child, the right to play and empowerment through sport.

Dates: Monday, July 31, to Friday, August 11, 2017, excluding weekends
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that the Museum will be open for extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2017.


Dynamic Talk with Boston Marathon qualifier, Tracy Garbutt

Join us for this engaging talk that explores the role that sport plays in empowering Canadians living with disabilities. 

Tracy Garbutt is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He is a successful athlete achieving many milestones in his career as a blind marathon runner. Tracy Garbutt has qualified twice for the Boston Marathon. He will act as a torch-bearer for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace on Level 6


Please note that all programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.