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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 5, 2024
The Manitoba Museum is excited to partner with Manitoba Liquor Marts to present our First Fridays programming! Join us on the First Friday of every month from 4 pm to 9 pm for free general admission to our three core attractions – the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery. No ticket is required for First Friday programming unless otherwise specified.
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Queer Activism: Now More than Ever Panel Discussion
Auditorium, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Manitoba Museum, in partnership with Rainbow Resource Centre, is hosting a special Pride Week First Friday event – Queer Activism: Now More Than Ever.
In this panel discussion, Ashley Smith, Director of Advocacy at Rainbow Resource Centre, will be joined by contemporary queer activists and academics to explore how the global rise of an anti-queer rhetoric threatens the rights of 2SLGBTQ+ people even here in Canada, and how the fight against discrimination needs the active support of Manitobans. Meet the panellists.
For more information and to reserve a spot at this free event, please click HERE.
This event is presented in conjunction with our new exhibit, If These Walls Could Talk.
If These Walls Could Talk: 50 years of 2SLGBTQ+ Activism in Winnipeg
Urban Corridor, Museum Galleries – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
If These Walls Could Talk, a new exhibition in the Urban Corridor which was produced in partnership with the Rainbow Resource Centre, explores the history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Winnipeg from 1970 until the 2010s. This period of activism after the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969 covers campaigns such as coming out (1970s), HIV/AIDS information (1980s), marriage and adoption rights (1990s and 2000s), protection for gender diversity (2010s), and more.
Documentary showing in the Winnipeg Gallery Theatre
Winnipeg Gallery Theatre, Museum Galleries – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 24 minutes, playing on a loop
In honour of Pride, we’ll be showing the full-length Rainbow Resource Centre’s 50th Anniversary Documentary from the If These Walls Could Talk exhibit in the comfort of the Winnipeg Gallery Theatre.
Strathcona School’s Walking the Path Together: Study of Water Film Screening
Festival Hall – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, playing on a loop
The Manitoba Museum will be hosting students from Strathcona School for a screening of their film Walking the Path Together: Study of Water in Festival Hall. It is an opportunity to connect with the youth of our community and highlight the importance of the topic behind their film.
This First Friday, we invite you to join us in celebrating the students’ wonderful work on this film.
Hands-on Fun in the Science Gallery
Science Gallery, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Test the universal laws of science and explore the wonders of technology and illusion in Science Gallery. Learn about yourself and the world around you through entertaining hands-on activities where you become the scientist. Check out fan favourites such as the Matrix (mirror room), the pulley chairs, and the racetrack!
GUEST SCIENTISTS: Living Laboratory
Science Gallery, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ever wondered how children’s minds work? Visit University of Manitoba researchers at their Living Laboratory in the Science Gallery. The Living Laboratory is an educational research experience where visitors of all ages can learn about the development of the human mind by participating in fun hands-on research studies and games.
Explore Science Zone – Our Changing Climate
Science Gallery, Explore Science Zone – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Explore how climate change affects each one of us in Our Changing Climate pop-up mini exhibit. This exhibit is presented by the Manitoba Museum’s Youth Climate Alliance, a group of youth who work together to raise awareness about climate change.
Our Changing Climate will take you on a journey about how the Earth’s climate has changed and continues to change. Discover how each part of the world experiences climate change differently through some demonstrations and hands-on activities!
4:00 pm – Live in the Sky: A live, guided tour of the current night sky.
4:45 pm – Live in the Sky: A live, guided tour of the current night sky.
5:30 pm – Live in the Sky: A live, guided tour of the current night sky.
6:15 pm – Live in the Sky: A live, guided tour of the current night sky.
7:00 pm – Legends of the Northern Sky: Embark on a journey of Indigenous sky-tellings.
8:00 pm – Explore: Follow humanity’s drive to explore our universe and beyond.