Celebrate • Investigate • Initiate Change
Water is one of our planet’s most precious resources – it sustains all life, shapes the land, and influences the climate of the world in which we live. Join us Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23 for Earth Days @ the Manitoba Museum as we explore the importance of water and ice with special programming in the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery.
Learn about the important role of water in a multimedia Scavenger Hunt through the Museum Galleries, explore alternate energy forms in the Science Gallery’s hands-on Green Energy workshop, then watch as three feisty fish traverse the ocean on a family-friendly adventure in our newest Planetarium feature, The Enchanted Reef. These activities and more will help you answer the question, “What action can I take to keep our planet healthy?”
Buy your tickets today:
|Earth Days Admission
|General Public – early bird tickets
Available until April 21
|General Public – walk-up tickets
Available April 22 & 23
Museum Galleries Earth Days Trail
Museum Galleries, self-guided
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.
Earth Day Reflection Wall
Museum Welcome Gallery
As you celebrate Earth Day with us, consider our relationship to the Earth and how our everyday actions shape the world we live in. At the end of your Earth Days self-guided tour, pause and reflect at our Earth Day Reflection Wall and ask yourself:
What action will I take to keep our environment healthy? How do I want to see the future unfold?
Investigate Aquatic Animals
Upper Parklands Gallery, April 22 & 23, 1 – 4 pm
Visit the Parklands Gallery, where our staff will show you some incredible aquatic animal specimens from Manitoba and beyond! You’ll be able to see and touch a diverse array of shells, bones, furs, and fossils as you discover the amazing adaptations that help these animals live and thrive in lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans throughout the world.
Try folding an origami fish, make a fishy crayon rubbing, and see a duck-billed platypus!
In the Planetarium
11:00 am: The Enchanted Reef
12:15 pm: Atlas of a Changing Earth
1:30 pm: The Enchanted Reef
3:00 pm: Atlas of a Changing Earth
The Enchanted Reef
When their home reef is destroyed by a fishing trawler, three brave fish set out on a quest across the polluted ocean to find the “Enchanted Reef” — a legendary pristine haven under the sea. Full of humor and imagination, this film for the whole family is an undersea adventure that raises awareness about the impact of pollution on our oceans.
Earth Days will be the final weekend to see The Enchanted Reef at the Planetarium – don’t miss it!
Atlas of a Changing Earth
Catch a special showing of Atlas of a Changing Earth, only during Earth Days! Using stunning, latest-generation imagery from space, this show takes viewers into the dynamic processes causing coastal glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica to melt, and explores how rising seas could threaten coastlines the world over.
Drop-in all weekend
Investigate Green Energy
We use energy in every aspect of our lives. Finding sustainable sources of energy is key to reducing climate change. At the hands-on Green Energy workshop, you can explore different forms of alternative energy, including hydroelectricity, hydrogen gas, and solar power.
Save the Lake!
Learn about the impact humans have had on the diverse ecosystem of the Lake Winnipeg watershed and test your ability to initiate change with our Lake Winnipeg simulator game. Play individually or listen for announcements throughout the day for timed simulator activities, led by our amazing Science Gallery Communicators.
Earth Day Panel Discussion
Auditorium, Saturday April 22, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Panel admission is included in paid admission to any Manitoba Museum attraction for Saturday, April 22.
Have you ever wondered what Manitobans can do to mitigate the climate crisis? What roles do the different sectors play in the community?
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the Manitoba Museum is hosting a panel discussion on Building a Climate Resilient Community. Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the science and urgency behind climate change.
Building a Climate Resilient Community – How Manitobans can adapt to our changing climate
Moderated by James Beddome, Lawyer, Former leader of the Green Party of Manitoba
Curt Hull, Project Director, Climate Change Connection
Dr. Danny Blair, Professor, Co-Director of the Prairie Climate Centre, University of Winnipeg
Dr. Diana Bizecki-Robson, Curator of Botany, Manitoba Museum
Dr. Mario Tenuta, Natural Science and Engineering Council/Western Grains Research Foundation/Fertilizer Canada Senior Industrial Research Chair in 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Professor of Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba
Dr. Randy Mooi, Curator of Zoology, Manitoba Museum
Learn more about caring for our environment, climate change, and energy efficiency at pop-up booths from visiting organizations in the Museum Foyer.
Caring for Environment Manitoba (CEM)
Saturday, April 22
Caring for Environment, Manitoba (CEM) builds people’s knowledge and awareness to help them make informed decisions and take action through collaboration and partnerships to achieve a sustainable future.
Climate Change Connection
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
Climate Change Connection is a charitable non-government organization working to:
- educate Manitobans about climate change. We build awareness of climate change so Manitobans will reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – both individually and as a community.
- facilitate climate change solutions. We work to expand our network and get involved with people and groups who are working toward climate change solutions.
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
Efficiency Manitoba is a Crown corporation dedicated to helping Manitobans save energy, money, and the environment. We offer programs and rebates to make saving energy and reducing your energy bills easy, affordable, and satisfying.
Generation E is our new energy efficiency education initiative for teachers, students, and classrooms across Manitoba. It’s designed to educate Manitoba’s next generation of energy savers while empowering them to make choices that contribute to a greener, more energy-efficient future.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Manitoba Museum is hosting a series of FREE Virtual Field Trips on April 18 and 20 related to sustainability, biodiversity, and the environment: Climate Change in Manitoba and Save the Lake!
Support for this event generously provided by
GenAction is an initiative of the Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project funded by The Government of Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.