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Adults Get to Party with Dinos at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (July 25, 2017): Adults are invited to party the night away in World’s Giant Dinosaurs, with the latest incarnation of the Manitoba Museum’s Adult Evening. Dinos After Dusk, takes place on Thursday, August 10 from 7 pm to 11 pm. Visitors will travel back in time for a prehistoric neon dance party enjoying after-hours access to the exhibit. With glass in hand, visitors will get to toast T. rex and munch on snacks beside a 66-foot-long Mamenchisaurus! DJ King Cabernet will provide music, while visitors test their “driving” skills in a dino racing obstacle course presented by the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. Adults will enjoy some…

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DON’T MISS OUT! The Manitoba Museum Wants You to be Prepared for the Solar Eclipse on August 21

Winnipeg, MB (July 11, 2017): On Monday, August 21, 2017, the sun and moon will align in the daytime sky, creating a rare celestial sight: a solar eclipse. Manitobans can see a partial eclipse, but to view the event safely you need to prepare. The Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium has created a special planetarium show and will host a live eclipse viewing session to celebrate the event. The Manitoba Museum’s new Planetarium, Chasing the Shadow, celebrates the science, history, and cultural impacts of eclipses; and demonstrates how to observe the eclipse safely. Solar eclipse glasses are available for sale through the Museum Shop for $3 a pair (while supplies last). On eclipse…

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Manitoba Museum Artifacts Travelling to Two Manitoba First Nations in the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty

Winnipeg, MB (July 17, 2017): In the spirit of reconciliation, a committee representing more than 20 indigenous and settler organizations is Honouring The Spirit of 1817 and raising public awareness by commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty. Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology at the Manitoba Museum has been a member of the Committee to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty, co-chaired by Bill Shead of Peguis First Nation (and former Mayor of Selkirk) and John Perrin of The Scottish Heritage Council of Manitoba. The Peguis Selkirk Treaty, negotiated fifty years before Confederation, was modeled on fur trade treaties and long term fur trade relationships. …

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Kids Think BIG at Manitoba Museum Summer Day Camps

Winnipeg, MB (June 28, 2017): Kids get to Think BIG with World’s Giant Dinosaurs  at Manitoba Museum week-long Summer Day Camps, which start the week of July 10. And, new this year, one-day camps provide an exciting Rocket Camp where your child will build and take home an ESTES flying rocket model. There are still spaces available, but register right away, as spots are limited. Kids will enjoy a variety of adventures at Museum Summer Day Camps including: a visit to the NEW World’s Giant Dinosaurs where they will play in the fossil dig pit; an exploration of Manitoba through nine Museum Galleries; hands-on fun in the Science Gallery; a…

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Winnipeg, MB (June 27, 2016): The Manitoba Museum invites children to wear red and white in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary to receive free admission to the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit (includes free entry to Museum Galleries). This Canada 150 exhibit offers a fascinating look at the impacts of confederation on Manitoba. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of the Planetarium show Chasing the Shadow: This Summer’s Solar Eclipse, and take in the summer blockbuster exhibit World’s Giant Dinosaurs. The year of Canada’s 150th anniversary happens to coincide with a total solar eclipse which will occur on Monday, August 21! For many Canadians, this…

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Manitoba Museum First Museum in Canada to Receive Imagine Canada Accreditation

Winnipeg, MB (June 23, 2017): At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that it has achieved prestigious accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program – the first museum in Canada to do so. This announcement was complimented by the report that 2016-17 marks the 25th consecutive balanced budget for the Museum. It was a remarkable year and the Museum maintained its financial health thanks to sound financial management, continued increases in donations and sponsorship, a 35% growth in Museum memberships, and an increase in admissions revenue. The Imagine Canada accreditation positions the Manitoba Museum within a growing community of more than 220 organizations dedicated to operational…

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Manitoba Museum Has Record Setting Weekend with New World’s Giant Dinosaurs Exhibit

Winnipeg, MB (May 24, 2017):  The Manitoba Museum set a new attendance record for the opening of a new exhibit this past weekend.  Over the long weekend, there were more than 7,000 visits to the Museum during the opening of the new exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs located in the newly expanded Alloway Hall.  This is the first blockbuster exhibit to be featured in Alloway Hall since it was reopened in March, 2017. World’s Giant Dinosaurs pulls together reconstructions, animatronics, and sculptures of some of the largest dinosaurs found from around the world including a duo of sauropods. The largest animatronic dinosaur, Brachiosaurus, measures 24 feet high and the longest animatronic dinosaur,…

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Think BIG this Summer with World’s Giant Dinosaurs at Manitoba Museum

For Immediate Release (May 18): The Manitoba Museum presents the never-before-seen World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit May 19 to September 4. With enormous plant-eating sauropods joining the meat-eating T. rex, this exhibit is sure to leave a BIG impression! The Manitoba Museum recently reopened Alloway Hall; with twice the square footage and even higher ceilings, the Museum was ‘Thinking Big’ when it engaged the services of Jurassic Park advisor and excavator of the world’s largest dinosaurs, “Dino” Don Lessem for its inaugural blockbuster exhibit. World’s Giant Dinosaurs is an all new exhibit custom made for the Manitoba Museum. Inspired by the grand new dimensions of the Hall, Lessem worked with the…

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Museum Kicks off New Friday Night Hours with Friday, May 19 Talk: Get the Scoop on Jurassic Poop with Dino Don Lessem

For Immediate Release (May 15): Fact or fiction? Learn the truth about dinosaurs in the media. Get the scoop on the latest discoveries about hot-blooded, living and strange-looking dinosaurs, huge and tiny, from Jurassic Park advisor, author, and World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit creator, Dino Don Lessem on Friday May 19 at 7pm. This event kicks off the Museum’s new hours for the run of World’s Giant Dinosaurs which includes being open to the public on Fridays until 9pm. Dino Don’s claim to fame is his role as on the set of Jurassic Park, acting as an advisor for Steven Spielberg as Michael Crichton’s bestselling book Jurassic Park was brought to the…

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Manitoba Museum Celebrates Manitoba Day with a Full House

Winnipeg, MB (May 12): In an early birthday party celebration, the Manitoba Museum welcomed 8,434 Museum visits on Saturday May 6 as the province of Manitoba turns 147 years on May 12, 2017! Line-ups coursed through the lower level as hundreds of families took in Planetarium shows and stood in line to get their turn in the Science Gallery. Steady streams of Museum-goers filled through the nine Museum Galleries pausing to line up at the Nonsuch and Proscenium Theater in the Urban Gallery. This free event is made possible through the generous support of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. As part of the Access for All community initiative, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries…

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