Embrace the spirit of the holidays at the CMHR

Embrace the spirit of the holidays at the CMHR

Special activities for the whole family from December 19 to January 3

Visitors are invited to fill their holiday season with thoughts of peace and goodwill by exploring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The Museum will be open every day, including Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays (but closed December 25).

Special activities for the whole family are offered every day from December 19 to January 3. Enjoy performances of “The Gift” (based on O. Henry’s classic story “The Gift of the Magi”), make a human rights new year’s resolution, craft a snowman from recycled material or listen to Winnipeg’s own “Little Drummer Boy” Sean Quigley perform beneath the glass cloud. See the full schedule below.

Embrace the spirit of the holidays by learning more about human rights – and how people around the world have worked to defend them. Our galleries are full of exhibitions with inspiring stories. The Museum has added extra guided tours each day. “Explore the Galleries” tours visitors through human rights stories and exhibits, while “Discover the Building” shows off Antoine Predock’s stunning architecture.

The Museum’s boutique is full of last-minute gift ideas, including fair-trade products from all over the world, books about human rights and branded museum merchandise. ERA Bistro offers warm and delicious food and drink specials – a great place to gather with friends and family for holiday cheer.

The holiday period is also the last chance to see XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness. This vividly colourful play-based exhibition for children and families includes hands-on activities and crafts to help children and families express their feelings. It runs until January 3 in the Level One gallery.

After the holidays, the Museum will be closed January 4 through 11 for its annual maintenance week.