Children and Families

Discover stories for all ages.

At the Museum, children of all ages can explore. We have put together some information to ensure their experience is an inspiring one.

Une famille de six personnes se tient devant une table courbée sur laquelle sont posées des cartes colorées. Trois membres de la famille écrivent sur des cartes avec des marqueurs pendant que la femme tient un petit enfant souriant.

Photo : MCDP, Ian McCausland

In response to COVID‐19, we are taking special measures to protect the health and safety of everyone in our building. Some of our regular features and services may be unavailable.

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Before Your Visit

Tips to get the most out of your visit with children

While some Museum content can be challenging, many of the stories are appropriate for all.

We encourage young visitors, from toddlers to teens, to investigate human rights topics at their own level of understanding. Parents and caregivers can take note of children’s responses to stories and be prepared to reassure children and validate their feelings.

Please check our guides to see suggestions and recommendations for exploring exhibitions based on age level.

Ask Questions Such As:

  • Y a-t-il un enjeu lié aux droits de la personne qui est très important pour toi? Lequel? Pourquoi?

  • Comment pourrait-on s'assurer que chaque personne se sente incluse?

  • Que ferais-tu si tu voyais quelqu'un en train de se faire intimider?

During Your Visit

We strive to ensure everyone enjoys their museum experience.

We want to make sure children and other museum visitors have a safe and comfortable experience. Here is some helpful information:

  • We offer services such as strollers, Coat Check and baby change tables. Our staff will help you along the way.

  • All backpacks, large bags, shopping bags, packages and umbrellas must be stored at Coat Check. If required, a mesh bag will be provided to carry any belongings you need for the day.

  • Water fountains are located outside most washrooms. Visit ERA Bistro for snacks and meals.

  • Help us provide a nut-free and scent-free environment for the health and safety of all visitors.

  • We are committed to accessibility and inclusion. If a member of your family or group has special needs, you are welcome to contact the Museum in advance at 204-289-2000. We will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Guides for Exploring

There is so much to see at the Museum, but not every exhibit is suitable for children of all ages. We've put together a guide to ensure your visit is age‐appropriate.

Enfants de moins de 7 ans

Ce parcours suggéré dure environ 45 minutes.

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Une femme et un jeune garçon regardent un mur. Le garçon tend la main et touche le mur. Une lumière bleue, rouge et verte est projetée sur le mur et sur la main du garçon.

Enfants de 7 à 12 ans

Ce parcours suggéré dure environ 1 heure.

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Un groupe de trois enfants se tient devant une table interactive.

Jeunes de 13 à 17 ans

Vous êtes mieux placé que quiconque pour décider si votre adolescent ou adolescente peut visiter le Musée sans supervision ou non.

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Un homme adulte et un adolescent se tiennent l'un à côté de l'autre et regardent une table interactive.

After Your Visit

Many exhibits are designed to create a powerful and memorable experience. If your child is reflecting on their experience, here are some useful techniques to guide the discussions.

Ask Questions Such As:

  • Laquelle des histoires t'a intéressé le plus? Pourquoi?

  • Est-ce que quelqu'un que tu connais t'inspire? Comment et pourquoi?

  • Qu’est-ce que notre famille pourrait faire pour aider les autres?