Hours of Operation

Sep 9 to Dec 20

Tuesday to Friday:  10 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 11 am – 5 pm
Remembrance Day: 1 pm – 5 pm
Mondays: Closed

The Museum Shop is open
every weekend, holiday,
and select dates.

Sat, Sun & Holidays • 11 am – 5 pm
Wed, Oct 30 • 11 am – 4 pm

Remembrance Day: 1 pm – 5 pm
Dec 26 – Jan 5 •  from 11 am – 5 pm

Click for Holiday Hours
*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

Grasslands Gallery

GrasslandsTravel south to the great grasslands where mighty bison once roamed, the enormous herds the source of power in the rich Native hunting economy. The disappearance of the bison coincided with European settlement of the Red River region. The first Europeans were fur traders and explorers from the east, and north from the Hudson Bay trading posts; they were followed by Scotish colonists lead by Lord Selkirk who established an agricultural base for the fur trade. As settlement increased, grain, not bison, became the major crop of the Red River Valley.