Updated September 3, 2021
The following Manitoba Museum attractions and services are open and available:
- Museum Galleries
- Planetarium Theatre
- Gender-Neutral Washrooms (located in Foyer, Concourse & Nonsuch Gallery)
- Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals (free of charge; first-come first-served)
- Snack/Drink Vending Machines (located in Foyer & Concourse)
- Alloway Hall Lunch Room (located off the Foyer)
- Water Bottle Filler (located in Foyer)
- Proof of Vaccination* & ID – In compliance with current public health orders, all visitors, ages 12+, are required to show proof of full vaccination (QR code on smartphone or vaccination verification card) and government issued identification upon arrival. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age may visit the Museum.
- Face Mask Policy* – All visitors, ages 5+, are required to wear a face masks during their visit at the Manitoba Museum. Face masks are available at the Box Office.
- The Science Gallery and Museum Shop remain temporarily closed until further notice.
- Many high-touch/interactive displays remain temporarily unavailable, including the Nonsuch ship.
*Some exemptions apply, please see additional details in the “During Your Visit’’ section below.
The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, so we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidelines and will determine if any additional precautions are required.
Before You Visit
- Self-Screening & COVID-19 Symptoms – Visitors are asked to self-screen using the Manitoba Health COVID-19 Screening Tool. Please do not visit the Manitoba Museum if you or anyone in your household are:
- Exhibiting any new or worsening COVID-19 symptoms,
- Have been in close contact with someone in the last 14 days that is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19,
- Have traveled outside of Manitoba in the last 14 days and are not fully vaccinated, or
- Are required to self-isolate for any reason under the current public health orders.
- Pre-Purchase Tickets – Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online before their visit to minimize wait times and reduce contact with other people.
During Your Visit
- Entrance/Exit – Visitors are to enter and exit only through the main entrance at 190 Rupert Avenue. Access into the Museum from Steinkopf Gardens, Centennial Concert Hall Parkade, or from the lower-level Concourse Hallway are not available.
- Contact Tracing – We are currently asking for names and contact information from all visitors upon arrival for contact tracing purposes.
- Proof of Vaccination – In compliance with current public health orders, all visitors (ages 12+) are required to show proof of full vaccination (QR code on smartphone or vaccination verification card) and government issued identification upon arrival. Unvaccinated children under 12 may visit the Museum. Exemptions include:
- Children under 12 years of age,
- Any person who produces proof from the Government of Manitoba (or their local provincial government) that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
- Face Masks – All staff members and visitors (ages 5+) are required to wear a face mask that covers their mouth, nose, and chin without gapping while in the public areas of the Manitoba Museum. Face masks are available for visitors at the Box Office. Exceptions include:
- Children under 5 years of age,
- Any person with an underlying medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties or a disability which prevents them from safely wearing a mask or covering,
- Any person who is unable to place, remove, or use a mask or face covering without the assistance of another person,
- Manitoba Museum employees who are working behind a physical barrier or shield, or working within a designated area for Museum personnel only that is not accessible to the public.
- Contactless Payment – Debit/credit is preferred over cash for in-person transactions.
- Entry into the Museum Galleries will be on a first-come first-served basis. Visitors wishing to re-enter the Museum Galleries may need to wait in line if maximum occupancy has been reached.
- Entry into the Planetarium will require all visitors to reserve their show time due to reduce seating. Re-entry into the Planetarium Theatre will not be allowed due to safety concerns.
- Physical Distancing – Protocols are in place with reduced building capacity, floor markers, and signage to prevent congestion. Staff and visitors are expected to practice physical distancing (2m/6ft from others) in all areas of the Museum.
- Hand Sanitizer – Stations are available at points of entry and throughout public areas. Frequent hand sanitization is encouraged.
- Cleaning Practices – Stringent sanitization and cleaning practices are already in place throughout the building.
- Personal Belongings – Personal items must be kept with you throughout your visit. Please leave large items and/or valuables at home.
- Wayfinding Maps – Large maps can be found throughout the Museum Galleries. Individual paper maps will be unavailable until further notice.
- High-Touch/Interactive Displays – Many of these displays remain temporarily unavailable.
Thank-you for your patience and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at the Manitoba Museum soon!
For updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease), follow the links below. The links include helpful personal hygiene tips and other preventative information. We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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Not ready to visit? Check out our virtual programming through our Programs & Events page.