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Hours of Operation

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All Attractions open
Thursday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm

 

See Planetarium show
schedule, here.

 

We look forward to seeing you!


FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED
at the Manitoba Museum.

This policy will be in place
until further notice.


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

 

Victoria Day (May 23)
All attractions open
11 am – 5 pm

 

EXPLORING THE FUR TRADE – Museum Galleries

EXPLORING THE FUR TRADE – Museum Galleries

60 minutes – $5.25/student

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

Curriculum Target Grades: 4 & 5

Visual clues introduce students to the big picture of the fur trade – from its beginnings to the present day. A tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery highlights the mechanics of the fur trade from a trapper’s base camp to beaver hat making. A hands-on artifact study demonstrates how technologies, objects, and ideas were exchanged between Europeans and First Nations people.

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Grade 4

4-KI-010: Give examples of the contributions of diverse ethnic and cultural communities to the history of Manitoba.

4-KH-035: Describe ways in which life in Manitoba has changed over time.

4-VH-009: Appreciate the significance of Manitoba’s history in their lives.

Grade 5

KH-031: Describe factors that led to the development and expansion of the fur trade into the west and north of Canada.

KE-053: Compare and contrast the operations of the Hudson’s Bay and the North West Companies and describe the competition between them.

VI-003: Appreciate the contributions of various groups involved in the fur trade to the historical development of Canada.

KE-052: Describe how the fur trade was dependent on the men and women of the First Nations and Métis Nation.

KI-009: Describe daily life and challenges for various groups involved in the fur trade.

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