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Journey of a Lifetime National Tour Pulls into Winnipeg This Month

Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2017): An important piece of Canadian history is coming to life at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg from October 28 to November 5. Journey of a Lifetime, Presented by BMO Financial Group shares the stories of the people, places and journey involved in the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history. Journey of a Lifetime is a live theatre presentation and an interactive exhibit that evokes the Colonist Car experience and re-creates this incredible period of Canadian history. The family-friendly performance, written by Alberta playwright, Winn Bray, and produced by Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, Alberta in collaboration with Quest Theatre Society, is the story of a…

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Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of U.S. Friendship With Canada

Winnipeg, MB (September 12, 2017): As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consul in Winnipeg presents two photographic exhibits; Northern Stars: 150 Years of U.S. – Canada Relations, and Eyes on the Arctic: U.S. – Canadian Cooperation in the North at the Manitoba Museum from September 25 to October 15. The exhibits are free with paid admission to any Museum area. Along with sharing the world’s longest border, the United States and Canada share a rich and complex history. These bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between our countries, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.– Canada cooperation in the Arctic. The exhibits highlight intriguing stories and emphasize…

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Experience This Summer’s Solar Eclipse at the Manitoba Museum on August 21

Winnipeg, MB (August 17, 2017): On Monday, August 21, 2017, between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, the Manitoba Museum will be hosting a FREE Eclipse Viewing Party. When the sun and moon will align in the daytime sky, it will create a rare celestial sight: a solar eclipse. A terrific place to see this eclipse will be on the Plaza at the Manitoba Museum. In partnership with the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, solar telescopes will be available to safely view the partial eclipse. Live views of the total eclipse will be televised from the centerline of its path with commentary by Planetarium astronomer, Scott Young. Millions of people…

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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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