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Hours of Operation


All Attractions

Tuesday to Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm



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schedule, here.


We look forward to seeing you!

Temporary disruption: From March 19 to 24 our elevator will be closed for servicing.
If you require an elevator to navigate the Museum, please visit our Accessibility page for an alternate access route.


Face masks are strongly recommended for all
visitors (age 5+) at the Manitoba Museum.

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Hours of operation vary for different holidays.


Upcoming Holiday Hours

Spring Break: Mar 25 – Apr 2
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm



<< Exhibitions

New Prairies Gallery

OPENS January 1, 2021 AND RUNS TO January 1, 2031

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 human connections to the land across thousands of years, with an eye to the future.

You’ll see some familiar iconic elements, like the Pronghorn diorama, the tipi, and the Red River cabin and cart, but you’ll discover that their stories have been updated and enhanced.

New, exciting immersive experiences await! Watch and listen to the flurry of birds at Whitewater Lake. Examine layers of history in an eroding riverbank. Walk into an old-fashioned schoolhouse.

Enjoy video interactives and hear stories of real places in Manitoba, and feature people who live and work in the region. In the first of our Prairie Perspectives videos, Tony Tacan of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation talks about how protecting the buffalo is an important part of lifting up his community and building a better world. 

Prairie Perspectives: Protecting the Buffalo on Dakota Land

Tony Tacan of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation talks about how protecting the buffalo is an important part of lifting up his community. Prairie Perspectives is a n…

The story of Manitoba’s endangered species and historical injustices towards Indigenous peoples is a call to action. Learn more about these very important and timely issues.

A visit to the Prairies Gallery will leave you with a greater understanding of the history, biodiversity, and stunning landscapes of our smallest and most densely populated biome – the prairies.


Image: ©Manitoba Museum/Ian McCausland