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Category Archives: News

FROSTBYTE: World Water Day Fundraiser Party @ RAW:almond

(Winnipeg, MB: January 26, 2023) – FROSTBYTE is a one-of-a-kind fundraising event & experience being presented by Science First in collaboration with MEMETIC to raise funds supporting the World Water Day youth conference at the Manitoba Museum on March 22. The fundraiser party will take place at the RAW:almond event space at The Forks located on the frozen Red & Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg on February 5, 2023. Frostbyte runs…

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Manitoba Tyndall Stone achieves status as Global Heritage Stone Resource through collaborative efforts of University of Saskatchewan and Manitoba Museum

A crew cuts Tyndall Stone blocks out of the solid bedrock at Gillis Quarries, in Garson. Photo: Graham Young/Manitoba Museum (Winnipeg, MB: January 24, 2023) – A type of stone quarried only in Manitoba has found international recognition as a designated Global Heritage Stone Resource by the Subcommission on Heritage Stones. This designation provides recognition to dimension stones that have broad significance to humanity. Tyndall Stone is the only Canadian stone…

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Making a Splash in the Indian Ocean – An international contribution to understanding life on Earth

The moustached longfin (Plesiops mystaxus Mooi), a species of fish found in the western Indian Ocean that was first described by Manitoba Museum researchers. © R. Henderson   By Randall Mooi, PhD, Curator of Zoology, Manitoba Museum   During the current pandemic, we have all become used to the idea of virtual connections and well aware of opportunities to serve communities at home and even around the world. This is…

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Manitoba Museum acquires significant Canadian painting for Prairies Gallery Exhibit Shared Legacies

“The Fur Trader” by Paul Kane, (H9-39-980), Image: ©Manitoba Museum (Winnipeg, MB: November 4, 2022) – The Manitoba Museum has recently acquired an original, signed oil painting on paper by important early Canadian artist, Paul Kane. The painting, “The Fur Trader,” is a field sketch depicting Andrew McDermot, an extremely influential free trader and settler at Red River in the mid 1800s. It was painted here at the Red River…

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Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium receives national award for highly successful [email protected] program

(Winnipeg, MB: October 28, 2022) The Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium has received a national award for its highly-successful outreach program, [email protected] Each year the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) recognizes the best exhibits, programs, and individuals in the Canadian science centre and museum community. In 2022, the CASCADE award for Best Program in the under $50,000 budget category was presented to the Planetarium as part of a special online awards ceremony….

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Science North’s Our Climate Quest travelling exhibition arrives at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg

(Winnipeg, MB: October 6, 2022) – Our Climate Quest: Small steps to big change, a travelling exhibition produced by Science North, will be on display at the Manitoba Museum from Friday, October 7 to Friday, November 18. Admission to the Our Climate Quest exhibition is free and visitors can attend from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Our Climate Quest’s mission is to inspire youth across Canada to…

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Manitoba Museum honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

(Winnipeg, MB: September 26, 2022) To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, the Manitoba Museum will provide complimentary admission to the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum will offer visitors special, all-day programming focused on the history and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools, as well as…

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The 2022 Perseid Meteor Shower

[Image: Prokhor Minina/Unsplash] August brings with it hot summer days, earlier sunsets, and the annual Perseid meteor shower. Here’s how you can get the best view of the shooting stars this season. TL;DR: Best views  for Manitobans will occur between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, August 13th, or the mornings immediately before or after that date. Go somewhere where you can see the stars, face…

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Canada Day 2022

This year on Canada Day, the Manitoba Museum will be open to bring us together. By gathering, we can deepen our understanding that, as a friend recently wrote to me, “Kinship extends into the past, with ancestors, and into the future, with forthcoming generations.” I sincerely hope you spend July 1st in the spirit of care and love for one another. I hope you recognize that each of us, even…

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Manitoba Museum invites Manitobans to help shape its future

(Winnipeg, MB: May 31, 2022)  Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and on the heels of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Gallery Renewal Project, the Manitoba Museum invites Manitobans to help define its purpose in the years ahead. The Manitoba Museum wants to better understand how it can serve all communities as it develops a dynamic multi-year Strategic Plan. “The Manitoba Museum is our museum, all of ours; it exists to…

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