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Event Series Event Series: First Fridays @ the Manitoba Museum

First Fridays @ the Manitoba Museum

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Manitoba Museum is excited to partner with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries 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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Check back monthly for upcoming special programming!

December 1

Promotional poster for "FOR LOUISE".“FOR LOUISE” – Short Film Premiere & Performance by The Eriksson Collective
Festival Hall – Film Showings at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm

“For Louise” is a new short film from The Eriksson Collective, an arts group made up of three sisters. This event is presented in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation Winnipeg North Local. This project explores a re-connection to ancestral belongings long separated from their roots in Manitoba, away from those who loved and cared for them. Four new dance works are featured and reflect on Red River Métis heritage, and connections to the Hudson’s Bay Company and Scotland both familial and geographic. Inspired by second-hand histories and absent material culture, the film weaves together themes of family, home, and untold stories. 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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A hand outstretched over a beaded leather gauntlet laying on a flat surface.Drop-in Beading Circle
Festival Hall – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drop in at our beading circle for a little while where you can connect with fellow beaders, work on existing projects, and draw inspiration in a welcoming space. Limited supplies provided, along with tea and snacks. 






Museum staff member conducting a tour for visitors in the Prairies Gallery.Indigenous Motherhood Tour 

This tour will explore parenting throughout time on Turtle Island. Taking you through the Galleries, we will look at artifacts related to Indigenous motherhood, coming-of-age ceremonies, traditional birthing practices, and how Indigenous parenting is being revitalized in the aftermath of colonialism and residential schools. 

Museum Galleries – Starts at Bison Diorama, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 30-minute tours 




Button Making with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
Welcome Gallery – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Come colour and create your own Manitoba Museum button to take home!  

Head over to the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries table to check out the endless possibilities. 


A student researcher going through a study activity with a child in the Explore Science Zone.GUEST SCIENTISTS: Living Laboratory
Earth History Gallery – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ever wondered how children’s minds work? Visit University of Manitoba researchers at their Living Laboratory in the Earth History. 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.





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 the 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!  


Clothing and Climate Change Pop-Up Activities
Explore Science Zone/ Science Gallery – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Discover the lifecycle of clothing and learn the many things that you can do to make more eco-friendly clothing choices. Explore how our clothing system contributes to increasing greenhouse gas emissions and how these emissions accelerate climate change through pop-up activities.  

“Clothing and Climate Change” is an initiative presented by the Manitoba Museum’s Youth Climate Alliance, a group of youth who work together to raise awareness about climate change. 




Planetarium Schedule 

Sky Stories – Discover the stories in the stars: constellations, planets, and more! Shows run every half hour beginning at 4:30 pm. Last show at 8:30 pm.



December 1
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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