Visiting with Children

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers



“If we are ever to have real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with the children.” —Mahatma Gandhi

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights welcomes children of all ages and abilities. No child is too young to encounter ideas such as respect, inclusion, cooperation and fairness.

We encourage young visitors, from toddlers to teens, to investigate human rights topics at their own level of understanding. They can ask questions and obtain guidance from Museum staff located throughout the galleries.

This guide provides suggestions for visiting the Museum with children. These are suggestions only. Parents and caregivers should monitor children in their care and be aware of children’s responses to Museum content.

Lively conversations about rights, freedoms and responsibilities often arise when children explore interactive exhibits with a parent or caregiver. It’s a rewarding experience when an adult guides a child’s learning, or when an adult and child have the opportunity to learn together.

If you are planning to visit the Museum with children, this Guide for Parents and Caregivers will help you plan your trip. It includes pre-visit and post-visit activities, as well as suggestions on what to see and do during your visit.


A Note About This Guide

We developed this guide with input from a team that assessed the Museum’s child-friendliness. Did you find it helpful? We welcome your comments or suggestions using this online form.