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Winnipeg, MB ( October 16, 2018): Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson is the 2018 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to an individual or individuals to recognize achievement of national or international significance in the field of natural history in Canada. The award was presented to Dr. Bizecki Robson at the annual ANHMC reception hosted by the Royal Alberta Museum on October 15th in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Bizecki Robson, Curator of Botany at the Manitoba Museum has devoted her career towards researching and interpreting the ecological interactions between prairie plants, their pollinators, and their environment. Nominated by her peers, Dr. Bizecki Robson…

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Body Worlds Animal Inside Out

  Winnipeg, MB (October 17, 2018): Get ready for the best anatomy lesson ever – at the Manitoba Museum. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT presents the fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will take visitors on an anatomical safari. Adventurers will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich, giraffe, as well as a human. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT opens April 17 and runs to September 2, 2019. “The ANIMAL INSIDE OUT exhibition offers a truly unique learning opportunity for our community,” says Claudette Leclerc, Executive…

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The Winnipeg Foundation Supports Manitoba Museum Gallery Renewal Project

(L-R) James Cohen, Chair, Board of Governors, Manitoba Museum; Jeoff Chipman, Chair, Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign, Manitoba Museum; Doneta Brotchie, Incoming Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director & CEO, Manitoba Museum; Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation. Winnipeg, MB (October October 4, 2018): The Manitoba Museum, together with The Winnipeg Foundation, is pleased to announce the Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project with a grant of $1 million. The Project will see renewal of 42% of the Museum’s galleries including a new Winnipeg Gallery, along with the Grasslands, Orientation, and Urban Galleries. The Nonsuch Gallery was the first of the galleries to…

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Manitoba Skies – October 2018

October often has cloudy skies, but there is a a lot of activity above those clouds. If you have a telescope, Hallowe’en is a great night to set it up in your front yard and show trick-or-treaters the celestial sights! Read all about it in Science Communicator Malaïka Brandt-Murenzi’s column on the current night sky here!

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Grown-Ups Enjoy Field Trip After Hours at Manitoba Museum

(Winnipeg, MB August 13, 2018): Remember how excited you were to go on a field trip as a kid? And then, as an adult, being the chaperone standing back as the kids got to have all the fun? The Manitoba Museum has recreated the field trip experience, with a one-night-only After Hours: Grown-Up Field Trip on September 20 from 7 pm to 11 pm! Fueled by adult beverages and free pizza, Field Trippers will participate in programs and activities to earn gold stars to see if they can make the grade. Collect enough gold stars and Field Trippers can enter a draw to win some amazing prizes, including tasty treats from Bronuts. This Field Trip is…

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The Manitoba Museum, Planetarium & Science Gallery Are Sooo Cool … and Open Late!

(Winnipeg, MB July 12, 2018): Manitoba is experiencing the highest temperatures of the year right now and the Manitoba Museum has just the answer for dealing with the heat, humidity, and thunderstorm warnings. Chill at centre ice in our Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion exhibit. Stay dry exploring the Museum Galleries – be sure to visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery and experience all kinds of virtual weather. Check out the hottest in music and light combinations while keeping your cool with Laser Shows ­–  Stranger Things-inspired 80s music is very refreshing. No need to risk heat stroke running around outside – why not “play” and learn in the air-conditioned Science Gallery? Remain cool, calm, and collected at the…

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Manitoba Museum Drops the Puck on Action-Packed Hockey Exhibition

“Rocket” Richard’s ring, Maurice Richard’s Stanley Cup championship ring, Montréal, QC, 1959 © Canadian Museum of History A tremendously skilled hockey player, Maurice “Rocket” Richard gained a heroic stature that transcended his on-ice career. By the end of his life, he had become a living legend. (Winnipeg, MB July 5, 2018): From small ponds to massive arenas and from living rooms to boardrooms, hockey matters to Canadians. It’s a thrilling game to play and watch, a rite of passage for children, a cornerstone of popular culture, and a big business. Above all, hockey is a national obsession that brings Canadians together. Now, the Manitoba Museum is getting into the game with Hockey:…

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Manitoba Museum Marks Another Outstanding Year for 2017-18

  (Winnipeg, MB: June 22, 2018)  At its Annual General Meeting on June 22, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2017-2018 marks its 26th consecutive balanced budget. It was an outstanding year. The Museum maintained its financial health, presented a ground-shifting exhibition for Canada 150, and began the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery as the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project got underway. Spirit Lines, the Museum’s third northern outreach project, won the prestigious Governor General’s History Award and delivered new innovative education and public programs. A balanced budget was achieved in great part to increased admission revenues, steady donations and sponsorship, and growth in Museum memberships. “We remain fiscally responsible…

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Manitoba Museum becomes a partner of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord

One of the eight Treaty medals in the Museum’s collection, the Treaty No. 1 Medal (HBC-57-53) commemorates the Treaty negotiated at Lower Fort Garry in 1871. The medal denotes the binding nature of Canada’s promises to First Nations people. (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum is proud to be one of over 100 organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to join the City of Winnipeg in their commitment to reconciliation by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony at City Hall yesterday. “The Manitoba Museum has a long history of working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, and we are very excited to join the Indigenous Accord,” says Seema…

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WSO and Manitoba Museum Present Double Feature July 3-4

Two evenings of music celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery  (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) are excited to present back-to-back evenings of music, July 3 and 4, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery. Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium as we celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Musicians from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will expand your horizons with a concert of shimmering celestial compositions inspired by space, time and vision. Enveloping images of the stars, the sky, and the universe will elevate the sounds of the music…

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