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Spring break activities explore human rights stories

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Museum open every day March 28 through April 6 

Families are invited to participate in activities connected to human rights stories during spring break at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Included in the price of admission, thought-provoking special programs will take place inside the galleries each day, geared to different age groups. 

The Museum will be open every day through April 6, including Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free admission is offered on Wednesday, April 1 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Little defenders story time (3 — 6 year olds)
Learn about sharing and caring during story time.
11 a.m. (French language) and 2 p.m. (English language)
Terrace C on Level 5 near Rights Today gallery

Scavenger hunt (7 years and older)
Take part in a human rights journey of discovery.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Starts in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

Blackout poetry (10 years and older)
Make words, make sense. Create artistic poetic statements about human rights using newspapers, sharpies and colourful drawing media.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Actions Count gallery

Make your own soccer balls (all ages)
Learn about the Right to Play and how to make your own soccer ball using everyday materials.
12 p.m. — 5 p.m.
Rights Today gallery

Spirit Panels (all ages)
Create your own artistic Spirit Panel that explores rights and responsibilities important to you.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Indigenous Perspectives gallery

Program interpreters located throughout the Museum, from the Main Entrance up to the Israel Asper Tower of Hope, will assist families in planning their family visit, answer questions and help connect visitors to the human rights stories all around them. Guided tours are also available for an additional $5 per person – offered more frequently during spring break. 

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Using multimedia technology and other innovative approaches, the CMHR creates inspiring encounters with human rights for all ages, in a visitor experience unlike any other. 


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