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Bring your kids to the Children’s Museum and they won’t want to leave!

The Museum lets the kids travel the world, while enriching their lives and broadening their experience by exploring other cultures through exhibitions, costumes, hands-on props, and artifacts, including an extraordinary assortment of toys and games.

They can clamber aboard a lavishly 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.

The Canadian Children’s Museum is located inside the Canadian Museum of History. Admission Fees to the Canadian Museum of History include access to the Children’s Museum, special exhibitions and to all the Museum’s galleries.

Focus on fun at the Children’s Museum

Focus on fun at the Children’s Museum: What am I? These images feature your favorite objects at the Children’s Museum. Can you identify them? Click on the image to reveal the answer.

What am I?

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Activities at the Canadian Children's Museum

Handmade Fun: The Art of Calligraphy

June 1 to August 30, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Learn about medieval writing and printing techniques as you carefully write and fold your own beautiful handmade letter.

Medieval Imagination

June 7 to 29, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.
June 30 to September 3, Friday to Monday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum – Kaleidoscope

Dress up as a knight, queen, king or commoner, and build medieval castles, bridges and walls using the Imagination Playground’s giant foam blocks.

Opening Weekend: Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour

June 9
Resource Centre, Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate a time of myth and legend, as you listen to experts from the British Museum, build your own castle, and learn more about Medieval calligraphy.

Opening Weekend: Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour

June 10
Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate a time of myth and legend, as you explore the travelling exhibition Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour, build your own castle, and learn more about Medieval calligraphy.

Handmade Fun: Corn Husk Dolls

August 31 to October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Celebrate the fall harvest by making your own corn husk doll and learning about the Indigenous cultures in which the dolls originated.

Don’t miss any activities at the Children’s Museum!

Become a Museum Member and enjoy unlimited family access all year long, starting at $125.
Three visits and your Membership is paid!
For more information, click here.
Registration: 819-776-7100 | Box Office

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