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 Manitoba Museum Closes Temporarily on March 14

Winnipeg, MB (March 13, 2020): Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Manitoba Museum will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19. This includes the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and the Science Gallery. All public and school programs are also suspended. “We regret the impact of this decision on the communities we serve, including families, students, tourists, and our members. However, we…

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Manitoba Museum CEO Announces Plans To Retire

BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO LAUNCH NATIONAL SEARCH FOR NEW CANDIDATE Winnipeg, MB (February 26, 2020): After leading the team at the Manitoba Museum for the past 23 years, Claudette Leclerc has provided notice to the Board of Governors of her plan to retire from the position of executive director and chief executive officer of Manitoba’s largest non-profit centre for heritage and science learning, effective March 31, 2021.  Leclerc will remain…

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Manitoba Museum Collaborates with Winnipeg International Writers Festival on the Greyeyes Project

Winnipeg, MB (February 21, 2020): The Manitoba Museum is thrilled to be collaborating with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival on a special writer-in-residence project funded by a generous donor. The Greyeyes Project is a six-month residency for Trevor Greyeyes, an award-winning Anishinaabe writer and long-time journalist. The Manitoba Museum has been working with Greyeyes over the past year on an exhibition to be installed in its renewed Grassland Gallery, based…

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A total eclipse… of Mars?

This month brings skywatchers a rare sight: a total eclipse of the red planet Mars by our Moon. The event is visible across much of North America, and is the only event of its kind all year. As the Moon orbits our planet, it gets in the way of all sorts of other celestial objects that are farther away. When the moon blocks out the sun, we call it a…

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Manitoba Museum Honours Leaders of Tomorrow at 2020 Tribute Gala, a Celebration of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2020): Update: the Tribute Gala will now take place on October 8, 2020. The Manitoba Museum will honour the leaders of tomorrow at its annual Tribute Gala on April 23, 2020. This year, for it’s 50th anniversary, the Museum has taken a new approach to its annual Tribute Gala. “Traditionally, the gala evening has celebrated the contributions of well-established individuals and organizations whose leadership and philanthropy have…

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L-R: James Cohen, Chair, Board of Governors; Marilyn Brennan, Credit Union Central of Manitoba’s Senior Vice-President, Governance & Strategy; Sport, Culture, and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox; Jeoff Chipman, Chair of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director & CEO Manitoba Museum   Winnipeg, MB (December 13, 2019) The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce the commitment of a $250,000 gift from Manitoba’s credit unions…

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Possible meteor outburst – November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 20, 2019 may provide a rare meteor outburst – but only for a few minutes. The annual Monocerotid meteor shower normally produces about 1 or 2 meteors per hour – and that’s if the sky is dark with no moon. It’s not something some skywatchers would even bother to put on the calendar. In the last couple of decades, however, astronomers have begun to understand meteor showers in…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Gallery Dedicated to the History of Winnipeg

Image: © Manitoba Museum/Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: October 31, 2019) The Manitoba Museum opens a brand new gallery dedicated to the history of the dynamic city of Winnipeg tomorrow, November 1. The Winnipeg Gallery is the first new permanent exhibition space since 2003, and the second phase of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. The Winnipeg Gallery provides multiple unique opportunities to explore the deep and rich history of our…

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August 2019 Sky Update available

The Sky Update for August 2019 is posted. You can find it at the Planetarium’s current night sky page. You’ll learn about pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell, find out how to see the planets, and learn how and when t see the annual Perseid meteor shower!

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There’s Always More to Discover This Summer at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg MB (July 10, 2019): The Manitoba Museum presents a full calendar of tours, activities, and events for families, adults, and French-speaking visitors this summer. The Museum is offering tours and activities, free with admission to the Museum Galleries. Hands-on interactive family programs include Awesome Arctic Activates, Amazing Animal Tours, Dino Day, A Family Favourites Tour, and Sketch Nights in Animal Inside Out. Geared for adults but open to children, the Museum…

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