Hours of Operation

Sep 9 – Dec 20
Tuesday to Friday:  10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Mondays: Closed

Dec 21 – Dec 23
10am – 5pm

Dec 24
10am – 1pm

Dec 25

Dec 26 – Jan 5
10am – 5pm

Museum Shop Hours
Sat, Sun & Holidays: 11 am – 5pm
Dec 26 – Jan 5:  11am – 5pm

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*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

Grasslands Gallery

*The Grasslands Gallery is closed until November 2020 as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Gallery Renewal Project.



Travel south to the great grasslands where mighty bison once roamed, the enormous herds the source of power in the rich Indigenous 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 the north from the Hudson Bay trading posts. They were followed by Scottish 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.