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CMHR Extends Hours, Adds Programming for Summer Season

May 16, 2018 10:00 AM | Entertainment

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (AARON COHEN PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is ready for summer with new hours and special programs for visitors.

Beginning May 21, the CMHR will be open seven days a week until Labour Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, when the museum will remain open until 9 p.m.

Free admission will apply 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.

Summer programming

  • Free performances this Saturday (May 19) by the Coastal Sound Children’s Choir from 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, called Mandela: 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.