Canadian Museum for Human Rights gets set for summer with new hours and special programs
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is getting set to welcome summer visitors and tourists from across Canada and around the world.
Starting Monday, May 21, the Museum will be open seven days a week until after Labour Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Wednesdays, when visitors are welcome until 9 p.m. — with free admission on the first Wednesday evening of each month (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.). On all other Wednesdays, admission is offered at the reduced rate of $5 after 5 p.m.
The Museum’s Boutique and ERA Bistro will also be open seven days a week and on every Wednesday evening.Exciting events, exhibits and programs are planned throughout the spring and summer, including:
- Free performances this Saturday (May 19) by the Coastal Sound Children’s Choirfrom Coquitlam, British Columbia at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Free tours for Doors Open Winnipeg on May 26 and 27 that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum and the opportunity to access spaces not normally open to visitors;
- A celebration of Asian Heritage Month on May 27 with a free afternoon of cultural performances;
- Pride Week gallery tours every day from May 28 to June 4, with a focus on the rights of persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities ($5).
- A free public event on the evening of June 7 to open a major new exhibition about Nelson Mandela and the mobilization against racial injustice in South Africa, calledMandela: Struggle for Freedom;
- A free evening concert, “One Voice, One People”, on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, featuring local and national talent. Organized in partnership with Juno-nominated Winnipeg musician Vince Fontaine, the line-up includes celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr.
- Free daytime Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tours on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21;
- Canada Day programs and events with $5 admission and extended hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for families who want to stay at The Forks until the early fireworks;
- Family Day every Sunday, with programming focused on learning about Indigenous cultures through activities, stories and games.
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