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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): 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 shaped our city and our province,” says James Cohen, Chair of the Museum’s…

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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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Get Ready for Out-of-this-World Summer Fun at the Planetarium

Winnipeg MB (July 8, 2019): Laser shows will light up the night sky and the Apollo 11 Moon landing will be celebrated at the Planetarium all summer long.   Laser Shows return to the Planetarium on Friday and Saturday nights. Music fans will thoroughly enjoy the songs of The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Lady Gaga, and so many more – accompanied by amazing laser light shows. Show times are 7…

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Treaty No. 6 Medal Returns to Red Pheasant Cree Nation after 134 Years

Red Pheasant Cree Nation, SK (June 28, 2019): The Treaty No. 6 Medal that was first presented to Chief Red Pheasant (Pihew Ka-mihkosit) on August 28,1876 at Fort Carlton is returning home to the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in an official Repatriation Ceremony on July 4, 2019. The Ceremony will be held at the George Benson Memorial Pow Wow Grounds at 11 am as part of the inaugural Chief Red Pheasant…

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Manitoba Museum Marks 2019 with Completion of Nonsuch Gallery Renewal

Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2019)  At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2018-2019 marked its 27th consecutive balanced budget in a year that saw a much celebrated reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery after a six-month closure for renewal. The Museum maintained its financial health while also marking the Planetarium’s 50th lap around the sun, hosted a hockey exhibition from the…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Exhibit Hiding in Plain Sight

(Winnipeg, MB: June 20, 2019)  Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. This multi-panel mini exhibition is on display at the Manitoba Museum Grasslands Gallery from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, October 27, 2019. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and…

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