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Event Series Event Series: First Fridays @ the Manitoba Museum

First Fridays @ the Manitoba Museum

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A photograph on a red background of an adult crouching down next to a child as the two of them point at something in a Museum diorama. Text reads, "First Fridays @ the Manitoba Museum".

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 5 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!

Friday, July 5:

Manidoo Miinniigooizowin, A Gift from the Creator

Discovery Room & Welcome Gallery – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

promo image for exhibit 'Manidoo Miiniigooizowin: A Gift from the Creator'. On a red background to the left, below a large "25" with floral patterning, is the title of the exhibit and text reading "Southern Chiefs' Organization 25th Anniversary Exhibit", followed by the Southern Chiefs' Organization and Manitoba Museum logos. On the right is a moccasin boot with floral beading on the upper foot and around the top cuff.

Featuring objects representing the 34 Southern Chiefs’ Organization member Nations, this exhibition is a celebration of the past, present, and future. The objects on display exemplify the beauty and resilience of the Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. 






Hands-on Fun in the Science Gallery

Science Gallery, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A child placing colourful pegs into the slots of a giant Lite Bright set embedded in a wall.Every exhibit in the Science Gallery is yours to touch, feel, and interact with as a scientist, engineer, or wide-eyed explorer. Play with illusions, test the laws of gravity, or dive into our one-of-a-kind Lake Winnipeg simulator. Hands-on, interactive learning will spark your imagination and challenge your mind.






Guest Scientists: Living Laboratory

Earth History Gallery – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A student researcher going through a study activity with a child in the Explore Science Zone.Have you ever wondered how children’s minds work? Visit University of Manitoba researchers at their Living Laboratory in the Earth History 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.







Planetarium, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The exterior of the Planetarium dome in front of a starry night sky.

See what’s happening in Manitoba’s skies this summer – constellations, meteor showers, and the Milky Way! Shows run every half hour beginning at 5:30 pm. Last show is at 8:30 pm.






360° of fun with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries 

Four smiling children jump up in a fun pose for the picture in the Manitoba Museum Welcome Gallery.Lights, Camera, Action! Capture your museum memories at the MBLL 360° photobooth located in the Welcome Gallery. Showcase your dance moves, silly poses, or thrilling actions, as a state-of-the-art 360° Photo Booth captures every angle of fun! 



June 7
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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