Bring your kids to the Canadian Children’s Museum and they won’t want to leave! The Museum lets them travel the world, enriching their lives and broadening their experience by exploring other cultures through exhibitions, props, costumes and hands-on artifacts, including an extraordinary assortment of toys and games.
Every child will find experiences that engage their interests, increase their skills and knowledge, and help them achieve development milestones. They can clamber aboard an extravagantly decorated Pakistani bus and a three-wheeled auto rickshaw from Thailand. Or step inside a Bedouin tent and homes from India, Indonesia and Mexico. The Museum’s diversity and richness engage children of all ages, allowing them to explore and learn through play at their own pace. It’s a fun, memorable first step in a child’s understanding of the arts, culture and history.
- Travel Bureau
- Destination: Canada
- The Studio
- On the Nile
- Port of Entry
- Market BazaarThe Market Bazaar, located at the centre of our International Village, features a currency exchange, a Dutch cheese-and-flower market, a Mexican mercado, a Chinese market stall, a Greek market stand, a French boulangerie and a North African souk. Markets bring together people and products from around the world. Bargain and trade with market vendors, or catch up on local news with friends.
- Toys and Games
- Kids’ Café
- In the Desert
- Cinéma Canada
- Clothing Company
- Building Works
Children under 3 are admitted free to the Museum. Children must be 12 years and older to purchase an admission ticket on their own and visit the Museum by themselves.
One adult must accompany every 5 children. All children under the age of 12 need an adult escort. An adult escort is defined as an individual who is above the age of 16.
Please leave coats, bags and backpacks at the Coat Check near the main entrance of the Museum. You can bring a diaper bag into the Canadian Children’s Museum.
Getting the Most from Your Visit
Play is an important part of learning; it is an essential ingredient in all our activities. As parents, you are encouraged to use play as another means of communicating with your child(ren).
Here are some suggestions to help you and your family get the most from your visit.
- Ask your child(ren) to lead you through the exhibits. What is she/he looking at? Enjoying?
- Talk! Museums are social places. Share ideas and questions with each other. “When I was a child…”
- Imagine with your child. “What would it be like if…”
- Help your child connect experiences with something in their life. “Remember the bus ride we took downtown?” “Where do we shop for our food?”
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What to Watch For
Watch for special activities, workshops and performances that highlight exhibits, seasonal events, festivals and celebrations. For more information on upcoming programs, please click here.