The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg has launched a new program that gives visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a night at the museum with reduced admissions, special programs, dinner, drinks and boutique shopping.
For the month of November, the museum will be open every Friday night, with free admission after 5 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, and a $5 admission on every other Friday night. With this special offer, visitors can meet for dinner and drinks at ERA Bistro, browse the items in the museum boutique, explore incredible architecture and exhibits, and take in specially curated programs, music or live performances. ERA Bistro, located on the main floor, has a new menu featuring appetizer and drink specials.
For the first free Friday on Nov. 1, visitors can watch local artist Kal Barteski create a live performance painting depicting Winnipeg’s skyline, accompanied by music from an onsite DJ. This program is presented by Tourism Winnipeg.
On other Friday nights, the $5 gallery admission fee includes a “behind-the-scenes” guided tour, during which guests can experience the museum from a whole new perspective, including hidden spaces and unique views. Tours depart at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in English and at 6 p.m. in French.
Visitors can also explore the museum’s exhibits at their leisure, ascending to galleries on seven levels along illuminated alabaster ramps, or taking the glass elevator ride to the panoramic viewing platform in the Israel Asper Tower of Hope.