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Manitoba Museum Scores Hockey Exhibit

Winnipeg, MB (December 5, 2017): For millions of Canadians, hockey means everything. Hockey brings us together. It thrills us. It’s part of our identity, our shared history. It’s a passion handed down from generation to generation, a recreational activity, and a commercial enterprise. The puck drops on Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion at the Manitoba Museum on July 6, 2018. This exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History and where it premiered, March 10 to October 9, 2017, details the evolution of the sport through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Visitors will find themselves in the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing…

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Albert and Samira El Tassi Named 2018 Manitoba Museum Tribute Honourees

Winnipeg, MB (November 30, 2017): The Manitoba Museum’s annual Tribute Gala will honour Abdo (Albert) El Tassi, C.M., O.M., LL.D. and Samira El Tassi on May 24 at the Museum’s Alloway Hall. The El Tassis are widely known and recognized as sincere, passionate donors. They work tirelessly to promote understanding, tolerance and respect across the globe. “The Manitoba Museum has a tremendous appreciation for those who support our mission, and great admiration for those who give globally as well as in their home community,” says Scott Craig, Chair of the Manitoba Museum’s Board of Governors. “Albert and Samira El Tassi are such donors. The beginning of their story is similar to…

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Hands-on Fun is Engineered for Speed at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (November 22, 2017): The Engineered for Speed exhibit in the Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery has been redesigned with new user-friendly racing experiences for all. The renewed exhibition will reopen on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The way visitors design and build their cars in one of the Museum’s most popular science exhibits has been completely revamped, using visitor suggestions and observing visitor experience over the past several years. For those not yet ready to build their own vehicle, a Gravity Track allows visitors to test pre-made cars on a variety of jumps, ramps, and loop-the-loops.  A new highlight of the exhibit is a fantastic full-scale race…

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Don’t Miss the Boat! Nonsuch Gallery Closes January 8

Winnipeg, MB (November 17, 2017): The Manitoba Museum will temporarily close the Nonsuch Gallery for renewal starting January 8, with plans to re-open it by summer 2018. Visitors are invited to take a last look at the Nonsuch before the gallery closes. They will also have an opportunity to take a tour of the ship’s cargo hold between December 26 and January 7, 10:30 am to 4 pm. The closing of the Nonsuch Gallery marks the beginning of construction for the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. “The Nonsuch ship is a beloved icon of the Museum. We sometimes call her a jewel, and as such, we would never fundamentally…

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Canada’s Efforts in of Afghanistan Commemorated at Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg MB (November 6, 2017): To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum is displaying a plaque featuring a fragment of the marble base of the Memorial of the Fallen, a monument that was erected at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2006. The plaque is exibited in the Museum foyer for visitors to see free of charge between November 6 and November 30. The memorial plaque was presented to the Manitoba Museum by the Commanding Officer of the Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Grouping (Royal Winnipeg Rifles and Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders) and represents the essence of Canada’s effort and sacrifice in maintaining world peace and helping the citizens of Afghanistan. The Memorial…

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Look to the Stars! Astronomy & Telescope Programs at Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg MB (November 3, 2017):  Featuring state of the art Digistar 5® technology, the Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum is the place to learn about stars! The Planetarium is now offering two special opportunities to learn more about our night skies.  Eyes to the Skies is a four-part evening adult program that takes place in the Planetarium where you can learn the difference between Orion’s belt and Cassiopeia’s throne. And two seminars in the Auditorium will help you choose and use a telescope: How to Choose a Telescope and, Using Your New Telescope. Eyes to the Skies 4-evening Program Learn the basics of astronomy and navigating the night sky. Eyes…

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Manitoba Museum Acquires Historic Riel Artifact

Winnipeg, MB (Oct 31, 2017): Louis Riel’s walking stick, which has been on display in the Museum since January as part of the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit, has recently been donated to the Manitoba Museum. The acquisition of the walking stick will enable the Museum to move forward with plans to ensure it’s on permanent display. “The Manitoba Museum is honoured to have this meaningful artifact through which we can interpret and share the story of Louis Riel,” says Roland Sawatzky, Curator of History. “Riel is known as the Father of Manitoba, having helped to craft the Manitoba Act and enabling the province to…

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Journey of a Lifetime National Tour Pulls into Winnipeg This Month

Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2017): An important piece of Canadian history is coming to life at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg from October 28 to November 5. Journey of a Lifetime, Presented by BMO Financial Group shares the stories of the people, places and journey involved in the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history. Journey of a Lifetime is a live theatre presentation and an interactive exhibit that evokes the Colonist Car experience and re-creates this incredible period of Canadian history. The family-friendly performance, written by Alberta playwright, Winn Bray, and produced by Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, Alberta in collaboration with Quest Theatre Society, is the story of a…

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Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of U.S. Friendship With Canada

Winnipeg, MB (September 12, 2017): As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consul in Winnipeg presents two photographic exhibits; Northern Stars: 150 Years of U.S. – Canada Relations, and Eyes on the Arctic: U.S. – Canadian Cooperation in the North at the Manitoba Museum from September 25 to October 15. The exhibits are free with paid admission to any Museum area. Along with sharing the world’s longest border, the United States and Canada share a rich and complex history. These bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between our countries, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.– Canada cooperation in the Arctic. The exhibits highlight intriguing stories and emphasize…

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Experience This Summer’s Solar Eclipse at the Manitoba Museum on August 21

Winnipeg, MB (August 17, 2017): On Monday, August 21, 2017, between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, the Manitoba Museum will be hosting a FREE Eclipse Viewing Party. When the sun and moon will align in the daytime sky, it will create a rare celestial sight: a solar eclipse. A terrific place to see this eclipse will be on the Plaza at the Manitoba Museum. In partnership with the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, solar telescopes will be available to safely view the partial eclipse. Live views of the total eclipse will be televised from the centerline of its path with commentary by Planetarium astronomer, Scott Young. Millions of people…

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