Kids Celebrate

Jul 11th, 2015 - Sep 27th, 2015

Kids Celebrate!

Everyone loves a special occasion — be it India’s Diwali, Africa’s Kwanza, the New Year in China, the Jewish celebration Hanukkah, Toonik Tyme in Iqaluit or Canada Day — what better way to appreciate the diversity of celebrations in Canada than through Kids Celebrate!, a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History.

Kids Celebrate! invites children ages 5 to 12 to learn about the many celebrations that are practiced in their own communities. Although unique to a particular country, culture or religion, celebrations bring families and communities together. From large groups of people gathering for a day of festivities to a special moment in a child’s everyday life, it is through these joyous and important occasions that children and families discover and appreciate the traditions of diverse cultures.

The exhibition is divided into four zones, each evoking a different season, family and community setting. Children can learn more about the many celebrations that Canadians enjoy throughout the year – from food, music, decorations and games, to the values of giving, sharing and hope for the future.

Children and their families will feel a sense of connection to other Canadian families and communities as they identify differences and similarities among traditions, and will come to understand the global nature of celebrating. Young visitors will engage in hands-on activities, discover new games, make crafts, and take on new roles that will stimulate their curiosity and motivate them to explore the many aspects of celebrations in Canada.

A travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of History.

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada. 

JOIN US ON HERITAGE DAY 2015 for our official opening of this exhibit.

Heritage Day at the MAG

To accompany this exhibit, we will be providing a number of fun, interactive programs for children and families all summer long.

Download your very own passport here.  Bring your passport with you to all of our Kids Celebrate! activities and get a stamp.  At the end of the summer enter your passport for a chance to win prizes!

Events:

Cultural Creation Lab Tuesdays: 

Every Tuesday afternoon starting July 14, drop in to our Cultural Creation Lab to participate in an art activity that highlights one of the celebrations featured in Kids Celebrate!  Runs from 1 pm to 4 pm. 

July 28 - Christmas: Sock-Puppet Storytelling

Aug 4 - Easter: Egg-stravaganza

Aug 11 - Toonik Tyme: Amazing animal carvings

Aug 18 - Canada Day: Oh! Canada Postcards

Aug 25 - Caribbean Festival: Colourful Concoctions
Sept 1 - Eid-ul-Fitr: Weaving Wonders
Sept 8 - Thanksgiving: Fantastic Feasts
Sept 15 - Diwali: Stained Glass Masterpieces
Sept 22 - Hallowe’en: Costume Creations

Special Event Sundays: 

Join us Sunday afternoons to explore all the fun activities in every season.  Activities run from 1 pm to 4 pm on the following dates:

August  9, 2015 –  Kids Celebrate! Fall
August 23, 2015 –  Kids Celebrate! Winter
September 13, 2015 –  Kids Celebrate! Spring
September 27, 2015 –  Kids Celebrate! Red Deer

HERITAGE DAY August 3, 2015

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada for Kids Celebrate! and related programming.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

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