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Open 10 am – 4 pm

Monday
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Our Climate Quest: Small Steps to Big Change

Opening Friday, October 7 Make your mark at Our Climate Quest: Small Steps to Big Change – a day of family fun to help change the world! This exciting new exhibit by Science North is visiting the Manitoba Museum from October 7 to November 18, 2022. Jam-packed with hands-on activities for all ages, it’s sure to be a memorable experience for the whole family. Check out the Climate Action Show, find…

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Ultimate Dinosaurs

  Ultimate Dinosaurs May 21, 2022 – September 5, 2022 Alloway Hall Featuring giant full-scale skeletons, Ultimate Dinosaurs introduces visitors to bigger, bolder dinosaurs from around the Southern Hemisphere. This blockbuster exhibition combines rarely-seen creatures with interactive stations that highlight the scientific study of fossils. It also includes augmented reality technology that transforms the huge dinosaur skeletons into flesh-covered moving creatures right before your eyes! Ultimate Dinosaurs examines the break-up of super…

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The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered

EXTENDED THROUGH FALL 2022 A new exhibition in the Discovery Room entitled The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered reveals a vibrant world in Manitoba of the 1930s. Nick Yudell’s photographs feature dramatic portraiture, experimental photography, and images of play, place, and self. His life touched the rural, urban, ethnic, and Jewish communities.  Imagine opening a hidden cache of negatives shot before World War II by a young…

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New Prairies Gallery Now Open

The prairie is a place of openness and a land in motion. It is a defining landscape of Manitoba, and the stage where many of the province’s most important stories played out. The plants, animals, and fungi of the prairies, superbly adapted to the unique challenges of their environment, are showcased in the new Prairies Gallery. the Gallery offers a deep and layered view of history through geological time. It explores…

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NEW Welcome Gallery

The Welcome Gallery is a preview of the visitors’ journey through the Museum: the history of nature and ecology of humanity. The Gallery begins with an exhibit that acknowledges the promises made in Treaties. Created in collaboration with the Elders Council of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, it demonstrates the museum’s commitment to active engagement with Indigenous communities. The iconic bison diorama has been refreshed and reinterpreted with new…

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The Museum Collection Illuminated: Celebrating 50 Years

The Museum Collection Illuminated: Celebrating 50 Years will be the first exhibition in our newly renovated Discovery Room.  It celebrates the Museum’s 50th anniversary at 190 Rupert Avenue, while addressing some of the frequently asked questions about the museum’s collections, such as: Where do the collections came from? How, and why, do we collect artifacts and specimens? How are collections used beyond exhibition? All seven curators collaborated on the content,…

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Remembering Private David Thomas

Private David Thomas, 1916. Image: Karen Schnerch To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum is featuring an exhibit entitled A Gift for My Sister. It features a remembrance of Private David Thomas – a handkerchief embroidered with the words “Honour to Canada,” which Thomas sent to his sister in Manitoba during the First World War. The display can be seen free of charge in the Foyer, Thursdays to…

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Welcome Gallery & Prairies Gallery

Artist rendering of the future Prairies Gallery The Welcome Gallery foreshadows the visitors’ journey through the Museum: the history of nature and ecology of humanity. The gallery begins with an exhibit that acknowledges the promises made in Treaties. Created in collaboration with the Elders Council of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, it demonstrates the Museum’s commitment to active engagement with Indigenous communities. The iconic bison diorama has been refreshed…

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation

Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. This multi-panel mini-exhibition is on display in the Grasslands Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and the Métis National Council, with the support of the Government of Canada. The Hiding in…

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Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites from Across Canada

Photo: Tyrannosaurus rex, Cast of the skull, Late Cretaceous, about 66 million years ago, found near Near Eastend, southwestern Saskatchewan. Loaned by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. (Exhibition is located in the Discovery Room) Fascinating fossils can be found in every Canadian province and territory. Canada’s fossils span the history of life on our planet, from the earliest microscopic life to recently extinct Ice Age beasts. Primitive sea creatures, fossilized plants, fearsome…

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