Big Ideas at the Canadian Children’s Museum

November 25, 2019


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, November 25, 2019 — The Canadian Children’s Museum invites you to share your ideas and discuss different topics related to today’s children and families at a symposium on December 4 and 5.

Join your voice to world-renowned experts of early learning, museology and exhibition design to examine topics such as the art of play, creative learning, the 21st-century family and much more.

Key speakers of the Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums include Dr. Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn; Nora Spinks, Vanier Institute of the Family; Patrice Aubertin, National Circus School; Paul Bowers, former Head of Exhibitions of at Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia; and Jörg Ehtreiber, FRida & freD (Austria). Also on hand will be representatives from Cité des enfants (Paris), Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Toboggan Design (Montreal), Musée de la civilisation (Québec City) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

You are a member of the public or a professional with a special interest for family learning through play, inclusivity, and accessibility? Then you won’t want to miss this event. All sessions will be presented in either English or French, with simultaneous translation. To view the symposium program and have a description of sessions, or to register:

About the Canadian Children’s Museum renewal project:

The Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums is developed in conjunction with the Canadian Children’s Museum renewal project. This project will allow us to continue to meet the needs and expectations of our visitors through engaging, accessible and dynamic experiences.

The Children’s Museum will remain open in its current configuration until September 2020. From October 2020 until the renewal’s completion in December of 2021, a new and exciting temporary space including many modules of the present Children’s Museum will welcome families. In addition, a dynamic lineup of special exhibitions, activities, movies and programs will be offer.

More information is available at or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Media contact:

Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169