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Hours of Operation


All Attractions open
Thursday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm


See Planetarium show
schedule, here.


We look forward to seeing you!

at the Manitoba Museum.

This policy will be in place
until June 30.

Click for Holiday Hours
Hours of operation vary for different holidays.


ANCIENT SOCIETIES – Museum Galleries

ANCIENT SOCIETIES – Museum Galleries 

60 minutes (program only) – $5.25/student

Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program.


ANCIENT SOCIETIES With Pottery Workshop – Museum Galleries

90 min (total program + workshop time) – $6.00/student

Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program 


Curriculum Target Grade: 8

Students answer the question “What is a society?” using ten basic characteristics as a guide. Ancient North American societies, such as Cahokia, are explored. The characteristics of societies are made relevant during a Museum scavenger hunt. Add on an optional 30-minute pottery workshop for an extra 75 cents, and students can enjoy creating their own version of a historical Manitoba pot.



KH-028 Explain the importance of knowing the past and understanding history.

KI – 007 Compare and contrast the concepts of society and civilization.

KI-008 Give examples of the influence of the natural environment on the development of societies.

KI – 009Describe ways in which societies organize, maintain, and perpetuate themselves.

KH-027 Identify various sources of historical evidence and information and explain how each enhances understanding of the past.

KI-005 Explain the concept of world view.

VH-009 Appreciate the historical significance of early societies.

VE-017 Appreciate the ideas and technologies of early societies.

VH-010 Value the study of early societies as a way of understanding contemporary life.

KI -012 Describe the development of agrarian societies and explain how they differed from hunter-gatherer societies. Examples: food surplus, movement from nomadic to sedentary, division of labour, growth of villages and cities…