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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until April 3, 2022
Join us on a Spring Break 2022 Scavenger Hunt. Search the Museum Galleries for cute babies and ferocious babies, beautiful flowers and dangerous flowers! Enter your completed scavenger hunt in a draw to win passes for you and 10 guests to visit our upcoming exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs, opening May 21. Can you find them all?
Everyone’s favourite ship will be open and ready for boarding every day during Spring Break. Imagine the sea breeze in your hair as you step back in time to 17th century Deptford England where the Nonsuch has just returned from a 16 month voyage to what we now call Canada.
Drop in to the Nonsuch Gallery between 2:00 and 2:45 and enjoy a performance by the Northern Brassworks Quartet. This performance is included with Museum Gallery admission. Seating is limited and reserved for those with mobility issues. Standing room is available throughout the Gallery
Northern Brassworks is a project designed to encourage the creation and performance of chamber music for brass, primarily by Manitoba composers and performers. Previous performances for this partnership are available on the Manitoba Museum’s YouTube channel. Enjoy their most recent performance HERE.
Please enjoy this recording of third concert in our Northern Brassworks series planned as part of a partnership between the University of Manitoba and the Ma…
Join us for exciting 20-minute science demonstrations three times a day in the Concourse Auditorium. Demonstrations are FREE with any venue admission or free with membership. Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.
Blast off!!!… into space as you learn all about the science of launching rockets with exciting, interactive demonstrations during Spring Break. Watch how balloons explain why rockets lift off from Earth, and find out what happens when a balloon animal astronaut is sacrificed to the cold temperatures of space.
Note: no balloon animals are actually harmed during the performance of these demos!
At-home rockets craft:
Can’t WAIT for Spring Break to learn more about rockets? Try building your own! Download the PDF for our Build Your Own Black Brant Rocket craft, here.
11:30 am: Legends of the Northern Sky
12:45 pm: Magic Globe
2:00 pm: Legends of the Northern Sky
3:15 pm: Magic Globe
4:15 pm: Legends of the Northern Sky
Our new Planetarium show, Legends of the Northern Sky, premiers on March 26. Embark on a journey with the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada and share in their wisdom conveyed by the stars.
Alongside Ocek, the fisher, and his band of animal friends, audiences take a dangerous expedition south to retrieve summer and return it to the frozen north. To the Plains Cree, Ocek was forever running across the night sky, ensuring the arrival of summer after the cold, perilous winter.
Learn how the great bully, the giant bear Mista Maskwa, was finally tamed by a brave band of birds. This adventure is mapped in the stars as the birds chase Mista Maskwa every night, keeping us safe from his foul temperament.
The Indigenous people of North America connected with the night sky in fundamental ways that resonated with their world. In Legends of the Northern Sky, we learn and appreciate their stories in the stars and in turn, learn a little bit more about the spirit that connects us all.
Legends of the Northern Sky is generously supported by Travel Manitoba.
For Spring Break 2022, Red Hot Tears contemporary dance collective invites you to an Experimental Dance Lab happening in Alloway Hall. Join us for open rehearsals or for one of four performances where we’ll be welcoming visitors to watch and participate:
Performance for Kids
Tuesday, March 29, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy a longer, child-oriented session
Saturday, April 2 @ 2:30 pm
Special Evening Performance
Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7 pm, tickets are not required.
Museum, Planetarium, and Science Gallery closed.
Sunday, April 3 @ 3:30 pm
Red Hot Tears is a contemporary dance collective inviting audiences to find new ways to observe and participate in the creation of live dance work. Three dance artists will prompt moments for audience members to make choices and explore alongside to influence the improvisational nature of this work. This is an Experimental Dance Lab that invites audiences to explore life and connections together.
(All activities and times subject to change)
Spring Break programming is generously supported by BMO.