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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 24, 2022
Join us for Earth Days @ the Manitoba Museum for special programming in the Planetarium, Science Gallery, and Museum Galleries, Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24. Explore the importance of water and ice to life on Earth – influencing climate, shaping the land, and sustaining and challenging life on our planet.
Spend the day with us and receive 25% off when you buy tickets for all three attractions. Earth Days programming is FREE for members. Get your tickets and reserve your Science Gallery entry time and Planetarium show ahead of time by clicking HERE to get your tickets today!
Explore the importance of the seasons, water, and ice in one of our three Planetarium shows. Take advantage of the limited-time showing of Ice Worlds. Families with young children will enjoy Magic Globe, and all ages will enjoy the beautiful animation of Legends of the Northern Sky.
11:30 Magic Globe – While vacationing with her grandpa, 8-year-old Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious machine that changes the world’s seasons. She has to find a way to change them back once she realizes how important they are to life on Earth!
1:00 & 4:00 Ice Worlds – Special showing Earth Days only! – Ice shapes the planet Earth, and many other planets and moons in our solar system. It drives the climate, affects ocean currents, and reshapes the land. Melting ice caused by climate change is also transforming our way of life. Explore these changes and see how our observations of other worlds help us to further understand our own.
2:30 Legends of the Northern Sky – To the Indigenous peoples of the plains, the sky is a tapestry of stories that reminds us of our relationship with the Earth and humanity’s place in the natural order. Catch the planetarium show Legends of the Northern Sky and share in the wisdom and lessons the stars can tell us.
Join us for special Earth Days hands-on activities in the Explore Science Zone.
Investigate Green Energy – We use energy in every aspect of our lives, and finding sustainable sources of energy is the key to reducing climate change. At the Green Energy workshop, visitors can explore different forms of alternative energy, including hydroelectricity, hydrogen gas and solar power.
Water creates caves! Water is home to fascinating aquatic animals! Wetlands are important for our future!
Follow our Earth Days Trail through the Arctic, Subarctic, Boreal Forest, Parklands, and Prairies biomes of Manitoba to celebrate and investigate the importance of water in our environment. Stops along the trail highlight the power of water and ice to shape our landscape, create habitats, influence our climate, and sustain and challenge Manitoba plants and animals. The Earth Days Trail highlights fascinating facts and specimens you may not have noticed before, and includes special videos of our Curators sharing how water has shaped and continues to shape life in Manitoba.
The Earth Day Trail ends in the Winnipeg Gallery Theatre with a special showing of The Lake Winnipeg Project: Poplar River, a 10-minute documentary by Kevin Settee.
This film explores the special connection that Poplar River First Nation has to the lands and waters surrounding their community. Poplar River community members Sophia Rabliauskas and Clint Bittern share their perspectives on the importance and intergenerational responsibility of protecting the lands and waters in their territory for generations to come.
Buy your tickets in advance to skip the line! And, save 25% when you buy tickets for all three attractions.