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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Reopens

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will reopen to the public on May 5, 2015 with the newly renovated Pier 21 exhibition, dedicated to Pier 21’s rich history as an immigration facility from 1928 to 1971—the family history of more than one in five Canadians today. The planned renovations are part of the Museum’s exciting $30 million expansion that will nearly double its exhibition space.

The reimagined Pier 21 exhibition, in Rudolph P. Bratty Hall, will give a glimpse of what it was like to immigrate through Pier 21 using digital technology and interactive activities. Visitors will be able to experience the moving journey that many families took to start a new life in Canada.

New exhibits will be animated by hourly guided tours and showings of in Canada, an original film featuring the personal stories of diverse immigrants to Canada from all over the world.

Renovations continue in the Museum’s second exhibition, which expands beyond the Pier 21 years to share the broader story of immigration to Canada. This new section will open on June 25, 2015 and will showcase the vast contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day.

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