It’s finally time to play again!

May 11, 2022


The moment Canadian families have been waiting for is finally here: the Canadian Children’s Museum will reopen on May 18! Young and old alike will soon be able to return to their favourite space and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment. Tickets are on sale now at

The Children’s Museum will reopen in its current form, with small changes to some of its zones, interactives, objects and activities. Kids and their families will be happy to find the majority of the Museum’s destinations open, including favourites such as the Port of Entry with its ship, the Market Bazaar, the Pakistani bus, the Theatre, and the Kid’s Café. There is also a new passport activity booklet featuring a series of “look-and-find” activities and stickers.

“We are ready and excited to safely welcome families back to the Children’s Museum,” said Chantal Amyot, Acting Director General of the Canadian Museum of History, whose most popular attraction is the Children’s Museum. “We know that our visitors of all ages have been looking forward to this reopening for a long time — and we can’t wait to see them — but we wanted to do things right and do everything possible to ensure that they have the kind of extraordinary visit they are used to at the Museum.”

As the capacity limit for the Children’s Museum is restricted, the space is managed through timed entry tickets. Therefore, when booking tickets, families will have to choose the date and time of their visit. Entry to the Children’s Museum must correspond to the time on the ticket. Early arrival and latecomers may not be accommodated. To ensure a spot, families are asked to book their tickets in advance at

Other measures include physical distancing between groups, hand sanitizing stations, and the frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces. Some objects and accessories, such as costumes, have also been removed. In accordance with provincial guidelines, masks are no longer required but are highly recommended.

The Canadian Children’s Museum, one of the Canadian Museum of History’s most popular attractions, provides a creative space for children and families to learn about the world and broaden their cultural experience. Passports in hand, visitors can discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid, a jaunt to the Port of Entry to help unload a cargo ship, or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another.

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Stéphanie Verner
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