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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?

Children’s Museum Image Gallery

Activities at the Canadian Children's Museum

Medieval Imagination

September 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7:30 p.m. (except October 21 and December 25)
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.

Handmade Fun: Let’s Trim the Tree

November 1 to December 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except November 26 and December 2)
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
December 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
December 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Gather the family and make beautiful paper ornaments, using age-old techniques and gorgeous patterned paper.

Elf Search

December 1 to 23, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 8 p.m.
December 24, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 26, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum

There are elves hiding everywhere in the Canadian Children’s Museum. Keep your eyes open and see how many you can spot. Find them all to get a surprise!

A Medieval Holiday Break

December 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Canadian History Hall Lobby, Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Families travel back in time this holiday season to a world of kings and queens!

Handmade Fun: DIY Musical Instruments

January 12 to February 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Do you want to make some music this winter? We will help you create a homemade musical instrument, and you can add your own decorative touches to make it one of a kind.

Musical (W)interlude Weekend

February 16 to 18
Canadian Children’s Museum, Throughout the Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Museum is alive with the sound of music this Family Day weekend.

Handmade Fun: Frame It!

March 1 to April 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

A fun and fancy frame is the perfect craft for little hands — and budding photographers!


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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