Hours of Operation

May 19 – September 3
Including Mondays & Holidays

Open Daily 10am-5pm
Fridays 10am-9pm

Friday Evenings:
5pm-9pm•Museum Galleries & Hockey
7pm-Midnight•Laser Shows
Saturday Evenings: 7pm-Midnight•Laser Shows


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*Hours of operation vary for holidays. 

Tag Archives: Subarctic

Museum’s Charlie Brown Tree Gets “Spruced Up”

This January what I like to call the Museum’s “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” in the Arctic/Subarctic gallery, got polished up with some new paint and a new background. It’s still lopsided as ever (it did grow in the arctic after all) but now it has some friends in the background. This often missed mini-diorama is about Manitoba’s treeline: the part of the province where trees start to disappear.   The black spruce (Picea mariana) tree in the diorama is known as a “krummholz”, a German word that means “crooked wood”. Krummholz trees grow in environments that are extremely difficult to survive in, including the far north and the tops of…

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