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Interactive Exhibition Showcases Treasure and Artifacts from First Fully Authenticated – Pirate Ship Discovered in U.S. Waters

whydah[1]Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” a touring exhibition organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc. will make its debut at The Manitoba Museum on October 17, 2014. The exhibition explores early 18th-century piracy with more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor.

“Real Pirates” tells the true story of the Whydah — a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago — and showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives, and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board. “Real Pirates” provides visitors with an unprecedented glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean.

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SHARED SOLUTIONS open on March 22!

LWSS_01Lake Winnipeg was listed as the most threatened lake in the world in 2013 by the Global Nature Fund. This is based on the increase in algal blooms which cover the water in thick greenish slime. Not only is the lake relatively shallow for its size, the sheer amount of land that drains into Lake Winnipeg makes finding solutions difficult. The issue has reached a critical point, and various efforts are underway to “Save Lake Winnipeg”. But what does that actually mean?

On World Water Day, March 22, 2014, The Manitoba Museum will launch Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, one of the most ambitious exhibits in its Science Gallery. Shared Solutions asks the question, “How would you fix Lake Winnipeg?” Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions is the first $1 million-dollar plus exhibit to be built in the Museum’s Science Gallery and received financial and in-kind support from the International Institute of Sustainable Development, Manitoba Hydro, Royal Bank Blue Water Project, Manitoba Pork, Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program, the Richardson Foundation, the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Education, Lake Winnipeg Foundation and Canadian Wildlife Federation. Read More…

Museum Joins JUNOS Celebrations

Tuning Forks[1]The Museum is helping Winnipeggers celebrate the JUNOS with some special programming in the Science Gallery. The Boeing Explore Science Zone in the Museum’s Science Gallery is excited to offer the public a series of activities that explore the scientific principles of vibrations and waves which govern music and instruments. Nine different musical experiments will allow participants to learn more about how music is really made. These include a unique electronic instrument that allows you to play it without physically touching it, an instrument that lets you use your teeth to hear the vibration and an experiment that allows you to explore beats using gravity.

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