Canadian Museum of History: What's On in December and January

December 9, 2022

There is a lot happening at the Canadian Museum of History! Below you will find the fun family activities, exhibitions, and of course the ever-popular CINÉ+ films that are happening from December 2022 - January 2023. 


Museum Tree

Until January 9, 2023

Come admire the Canadian Museum of History’s dazzling outdoor tree throughout the holiday season. Adorned with thousands of red, green and white lights, the tree will illuminate the Museum’s Plaza until the new year.

Family Fun and Games

From December 22, 2022 to January 8, 2023 
From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Grand Hall and Theatre
Canadian Children’s Museum: Factory, Toys and Games, Kaleidoscope, and the Studio

Hands-On Fun: Make a Mini Game

Until January 8, 2023
From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Discover a whole new world of theatrical mask-making in our fully stocked Studio. Our helpful staff is ready to assist you and your family in creating thematic masks using a colourful assortment of materials — felt, beads, feathers and almost anything you can dream up will be at your fingertips.


From Pepinot to PAW Patrol® – Television of Our Childhoods

Until September 1, 2023

From Pepinot to PAW Patrol® – Television of Our Childhoods features nearly 100 of the television programs that encouraged Canadian children to read, write and count, along with more grown-up fare for tweens and teens. Packed with numerous clips from everyone’s favourite shows, original costumes, puppets, and images, the exhibition is a must-see for anyone, from the very young to the young at heart.

An exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, in collaboration with CBC/Radio-Canada and with the participation of Télé-Québec.

Autumn Peltier – Indigenous Water Protector

Until January 8, 2023

The Museum is proud to highlight the exceptional achievements of Autumn Peltier, from Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, through a special display of material connected to her international advocacy for clean water rights. This material — which will be featured in a temporary display before a longer-term installation in the Canadian History Hall — includes the dress she wore for her address to the United Nations General Assembly in March of 2018.


AW Patrol: Jet to the Rescue

From December 24, 2022 until January 8, 2023

Ryder and the PAW Patrol are invited to the royal palace for the Princess's birthday. But when the ancient Gem is stolen, they decide to investigate. . . Get ready for take-off and big fun in Jet to the Rescue!

Dino Dana: The Movie

Meet Dana, a 10-year-old girl who is passionate about dinosaurs and can even see them in real life! The action-packed adventure starts as Dana tries to solve Dino Experiment 901: Where are all the kid dinos?


December 24: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 25 and 26: CLOSED
December 31 and January 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.