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MANITOBA MUSEUM CREATES NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Winnipeg, MB (September 30, 2020):  The Manitoba Museum will launch a brand new Virtual Field Trip program on October 1, offering valuable learning resources to schools, educational groups, parents, and those learning from home. Discover Manitoba’s history, nature, and science from anywhere in Manitoba, and beyond.  Virtual Field Trips offer an opportunity to explore the Manitoba Museum in an interactive presentation with expert Learning Facilitators and Science Communicators. These new virtual curriculum-connected programs…

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HUDSON BAY COMPANY’S ROYAL CHARTER ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS 350-YEAR HISTORY

Toronto, ON and Winnipeg, MB (September 10, 2020) – For the first time in its history, Hudson’s Bay Company will put the Royal Charter on public display at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, MB – a city steeped in HBC history. The 350-year-old artifact joins the significant HBC Museum Collection already housed at the Manitoba Museum beginning Saturday, September 12, and will be on display through to early 2021. The…

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MASKS MANDATORY AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM

(Winnipeg, MB, September 9, 2020): As an additional precautionary measure against COVID-19 transmission, the Manitoba Museum is implementing a mandatory face covering policy, efective Thursday, September 10. All visitors will be asked to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while at the Manitoba Museum.  Masks will be required for anyone over the age of four. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own; however, those who arrive without…

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PLANETARIUM OFFERS IN-THEATRE AND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

PLANETARIUM OFFERS IN-THEATRE AND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES (Winnipeg, MB, August 20, 2020): The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum offers both live in-theatre shows and live on-Facebook experiences. The theatre reopened last week and features three shows a day at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. And on Saturday, August 22, between 9:30 pm and 11 pm, Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young will host a Virtual Planet Party with special guests Jupiter and Saturn. …

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PLANETARIUM REOPENS FEATURING EXCITING SKY SHOWS

(Winnipeg, MB, August 10, 2020): The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum reopens on Thursday, August 13, 2020 with three shows a day featuring the wonders of the night sky. Shows run at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm to allow for the implementation of new pandemic protocols to keep visitors safe. “We’re excited to be able to reopen the Planetarium, especially with so many exceptional events occurring in the…

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MANITOBA MUSEUM EXTENDS HOURS FOR AUGUST

(Winnipeg, MB, August 4, 2020): Starting August 6, the Museum Galleries will be open for discovery and exploration Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. “We know that Manitobans, and those visiting our province, are looking for safe and meaningful experiences this summer,” says Executive Director and CEO Claudette Leclerc. “An immersive exploration of this province’s history and nature at the Manitoba Museum offers just that.” Museum staff…

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Comet NEOWISE Update

UPDATE 25 Jul 2020: The comet has faded below naked-eye visibility but it still visible in binoculars as a small fuzzy patch. The tail has shrunk but it still visible in photos. With the moon entering the evening sky and the comet fading, this object is well past its prime. We’ll have to turn our attention to the upcoming Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11th and 12th, and the…

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Comet in the Morning Sky

Dr. Jennifer West, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy, University of Toronto

There’s a pretty bright comet in the morning sky right now, with the poetic name of NEOWISE C/2020 F3. The NEOWISE satellite is the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a NASA satellite that looks for comets and asteroids that come close to Earth. NEOWISE finds so many new objects that they just get a serial number instead of a proper name. For the purposes of this article, we’ll…

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MANITOBA MUSEUM OFFERS STAYCATION EXPLORATION FOR $7 ADMISSION

MANITOBA MUSEUM OFFERS STAYCATION EXPLORATION FOR $7 ADMISSION  (Winnipeg, MB, June 29, 2020):  Throughout the month of July, the Manitoba Museum offers discovery and exploration for only $7 per person. Visitors can make reconnecting with Manitoba’s history and nature a part of their summer 2020 staycation. The Museum Galleries will be open Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays in July from 11 am to 5 pm. However, the Science Gallery and Planetarium will…

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MANITOBA MUSEUM CELEBRATES CONNECTION IN THE COMMUNITY

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Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 19, 2020) At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum celebrated another year as a place of connection, transformation and renewal, offering rich and varied experiences for all. During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Manitoba Museum opened a new gallery, hosted awe-inspiriting exhibitions and delivered increasingly diverse programs. Extra special this past year was the repatriation of a…

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