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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Explore the Power of Ideas at the Manitoba Museum


Winnipeg, MB (April 27, 2016): .Making a stop in Winnipeg on its tour across the country, Innovation 150 brings an exhibit and hands-on programming to the Manitoba Museum in celebration of Canada’s 150th. The Innovation 150 project includes three distinct experiences: an exhibit entitled The Power of Ideas, presentations on innovation, and a Maker Space workshop. Coordinated by the Canadian Association of Science Centres this exciting opportunity is only at the…

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From the Red River Settlement to Outer Space – Go on and Adventure at the Manitoba Museum this Weekend

Winnipeg, MB (April 20, 2017): The Manitoba Museum can take you many places – back in time or across the known universe! This weekend, travel back in time to learn about the lifestyle of the heroic Sarah Ballenden of the Red River Settlement , or explore outer space in celebration of International Astronomy Week! Museum Galleries Tour: The Era of Sarah Ballenden The Manitoba Museum has partnered with the Royal Manitoba…

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More about Mycorrhizae

Have you ever seen an uprooted tree while walking in a forest? If so, you might have noticed strands of white thread-like structures attached to the tree roots and running through the soil. What you were seeing were mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi surround and bind almost all of the plants growing in an ecosystem together. Some of them, like the honey fungus (Armillaria mellea) are even luminous, glowing in the…

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Red Cross Quilt Returns Home

Post by Nancy Anderson, Collections Management Associate (Human History) When the weather turns cold many of us pull out handcrafted quilts and afghans. The comfort they bring often goes beyond the mere physical and can make us feel as if the people that created them are enveloping us in a warm and loving hug. Recently, a very special quilt was donated to the Manitoba Museum. One of thousands sent overseas…

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Manitoba Museum Wins Award for the Fourth Time in Five Years at Canadian Museum Association’s Award Ceremony

Pliosaur Fossil

Winnipeg, MB (April 7, 2017): The Manitoba Museum once again took home a Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Award of Outstanding Achievement, this time in the Exhibitions, Science and Technology category (for Museums with annual operating budgets over $1M). On Friday, April 7, at the 2017 CMA National Conference in Ottawa, this excellence was recognized during an awards gala. The winning Pliosaur Exhibit features a 90-million-year-old fossil and a full-scale reconstruction…

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