Exhibit for young kids opens at the McCord Museum

Until March 12, kids can follow a brave little bear on his journey as he meets new friends and overcomes obstacles



After accidentally being thrown away, Alfred the teddy bear is trying to make his way back home to his owner, William. Until March 12, kids can follow the brave little bear on his journey as he meets new friends and overcomes obstacles in the Alfred’s Adventures exhibit at the McCord Museum.

The exhibit uses classic storytelling, narration and music by author Suzanne Des Serres with visual elements like colourful lighting. More than 50 artefacts and objects from different collections within the museum — including a toy truck and a vintage toy teapot from the 1920s — are incorporated into the exhibit to create a layered interactive experience. The objects are stored behind glass displays for conservation purposes, but pamphlets with information and descriptions of the artefacts will be distributed to visitors, says Guislaine Lemay, curator of ethnology and archaeology and interim curator of decorative arts.

Along with an activity booklet containing riddles and colouring pages, there will be several workshops relating to the exhibit for children like shadow theatre and musical performances.  The exhibit and workshops will take place in both English and French, but visitors must register online in advance.

Admission is free for kids 12 and under and $15 for adults. The museum is located at 690 Sherbrooke St. W.

For more information, visit musee-mccord.qc.ca.

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