Explore-Abilities Access Program

Improving Access for Children of All Abilities

About This Program

Providing access and creating equal opportunities for all children to explore and experience the Children’s Museum are among our highest priorities. Introduced in 2015 and continuing to evolve to meet the needs of our community, the Explore-Abilities Access Program aims to provide adapted museum experiences and a range of visitor services designed for children of all abilities to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility.

In addition to special Explore-Abilities Events, visitor resources available year-round upon request include:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Sunglasses
  • Ear Defenders
  • Fidget Toys
  • Designated Quiet Zones (apart from the galleries)
  • Social Narrative (entitled Preparing For Your Museum Visit)
    English (PDF) | English (Accessible PDF) | French (PDF)
  • UbiDuo 2-Way Communication Device
  • Braille Visitor Information Brochures (in English and French)

For more information about the Explore-Abilities Access Program, please contact the Director of Education & Exhibits at 204.924.4003.

Upcoming Explore-Abilities Events

Please choose one of the following events to learn more:

How You Can Help

The Explore-Abilities Access Program is funded through donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals in our community. Your gift enables us to further develop and expand the Explore-Abilities Access Program, allowing greater numbers of children of all abilities to experience the many opportunities we have to offer.

We offer the following ways to give:

  1. By Phone: Call 204.924.4010
  2. By Mail or Fax: Complete and return the Donation Form (PDF) to:
    Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4T6
    Fax: 204.956.2122
  3. In Person: Visit our Admissions Desk to make your donation in person.
  4. Online: We accept all major credit cards, Interac Online, PayPal transfers, and monthly giving options through CanadaHelps. To make an online donation, please click the link below.
donate now at canadahelps

Program Supporters

The 2023/2024 Explore-Abilities Access Program was made possible by the following:

  • Carla Greenwald