Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

National Day For Truth & Reconciliation

September 30, 2023

National Day For Truth & Reconciliation is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools – the impacts of which are still being felt in communities across Canada. As a member of the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the Children’s Museum stands with Indigenous communities and wishes to honour Survivors and the children who never made it home.

Join us with FREE(*) general admission on a journey of education and reflection with a Métis Paper Vest workshop facilitated by the Louis Riel Institute and programming provided by Elder Barb Nepinak. Create a take-home decorative heart for a Heart Garden, with each heart representing the memory of a child lost to the residential school system. Our teepee will be on display for special story times at 12:00PM and 2:00PM and bannock will be served while supplies last.

The museum will be open regular hours (9:30AM – 4:30PM) with special programming between 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to help raise awareness of the impacts of residential schools and in remembrance – every child matters.

(*)Please Note: The Children’s Museum reserves the right to control entry in accordance with occupancy and general admission policies. Free general admission will be available on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum capacity of 600 people for this event.

Event Partner: Culture Days Manitoba
Event Supporters: Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund


Attendance at this event constitutes guardian consent of participants to be photographed and/or videotaped and to the use of said images, likenesses, profiles and otherwise in print, broadcast, or electronic materials by the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. and by third parties promoting the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. and releases the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. from any claim released to such usage.

block building

Explore In Person

Want to experience the Children’s Museum in person?

explore more:

MTS Professional Development Day

On October 20, 2023, Children’s Museum educators will be hosting a half-day workshop from 1:00PM - 3:30PM for MTS Professional Development Day. Teachers will get a sneak peek at our many school programs and special events for students, have a tour of our curriculum-linked galleries, and hear some special tips and tricks for a successful…

become a

With 12 permanent galleries, innovative temporary exhibitions, and a variety of drop-in programs, workshops, and special events, the Children’s Museum is a great place for the whole family.