Welcome back to YOUR Manitoba Museum
Throughout the month of July, the Manitoba Museum offers discovery and exploration for only $7 per person. You can come and explore the Museum Galleries on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays in July. Modifications are in place that comply with public health orders and guidelines to help protect you, our staff, and Museum artifacts and specimens.
Before you visit, please read the information below and download a copy of our Visitor Map.
Hours of Operation
Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays in July
11 am – 5 pm
- The Museum Galleries are open.
- Please note that all high-touch/interactive displays are temporarily unavailable and the Nonsuch ship cannot be boarded at this time.
- The following visitor services are available:
- Washrooms (located in the Foyer and Nonsuch Gallery)
- Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals (free of charge; first-come first-served)
- Vending Machines (located in the Foyer)
- Water Bottle Filler (located in the Foyer)
- The Science Gallery, Planetarium, and Museum Shop are temporarily closed to limit contact.
- In addition, the following visitor services are unavailable until further notice:
- Locker Rentals and Coat Racks
- Water Fountains
- Festival Hall Lunch Room
Before You Visit
- Before visiting the Museum, visitors are asked to self-screen using the Manitoba Health COVID-19 Screening Tool.
- Please do not visit the Manitoba Museum if you:
- are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms,
- have been in contact with anyone sick with COVID-19 within the last 14 days,
- have traveled outside of Manitoba within the last 14 days.
- Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online before their visit to reduce entry wait time and contact/exchanges with staff. An on-site Box Office will be available for those visitors who are unable to access online ticket purchasing. Contactless payment methods (debit/credit) are encouraged for in-person transactions. During high attendance periods, please prepare to wait in line.
- While wheelchairs and strollers will be available on a first-come first-served basis, visitors are encouraged to bring their own.
- Visitors are encouraged to download the Museum’s Wayfinding Map, as paper maps will not be available. Please note that large wayfinding maps can be found throughout the Museum Galleries.
During Your Visit
- Visitors will enter and exit through the main entrance at 190 Rupert Avenue. Access into the Manitoba Museum from Steinkopf Gardens, Centennial Concert Hall Parkade, or from the lower level Concourse Hallway will not be available.
- Visitors and staff are welcome to wear face masks at the Museum if they choose.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available at points of entry and throughout public areas.
- Entry into the Museum Galleries will be on a first-come first-served basis, therefore, visitors wishing to re-enter will be required to wait in line again if the maximum occupancy has been reached.
- Explore the Museum Galleries by following a marked one-way route. Practice physical distancing guidelines and keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others.
- In addition, we have installed the following health and safety measures:
- Staff and visitors are asked to self-screen before entering the Museum and stay home if feeling sick.
- Additional cleaning of high touch areas (i.e. railings, door handles)
- Floor markers and signage to encourage physical distancing.
- Additional wayfinding signage to help direct visitors and prevent congestion.
- Signage to encourage proper hand hygiene.
- Protective screens at Box Office and Security Desk locations.
Our goal is to make your visit to the Manitoba Museum safe and comfortable, and the safety of all visitors and staff is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) situation and will determine if additional or reduced precautions are needed. We hope you enjoy being back at the Manitoba Museum!
For updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease), follow the links below. The links include helpful personal hygiene tips and other preventative information. We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The Manitoba Museum is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and the loading zone on Rupert Street allows for visitors to be dropped off in close proximity to the entrance. Please visit our Accessibility page for more information.
Please note: Access to the Manitoba Museum from the Concert Hall Parkade or Steinkopf Gardens is temporarily unavailable. All visitors are to enter the Museum through the Rupert Avenue entrance.
If a member of your group requires accommodation or for any questions regarding our facilities or visitor services, please contact us at 204-956-2830 or [email protected].
What can I do at the Museum?
The Manitoba Museum inspires personal discovery, appreciation, and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and the universe! Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions, the Museum Galleries will be open, while the Planetarium and Science Gallery are temporarily closed to help limit visitor contact.
MUSEUM GALLERIES *Open with high-touch areas temporarily unavailable
The Museum experience is immersive, highlighting Manitoba’s human and natural history with dioramas and captivating stories. Set sail on a thrilling voyage of discovery of the Nonsuch*, a life-size replica ship. Watch a polar bear under the northern lights. Observe a Cree family as they gather food by a stream. Feel the wooden boardwalks of 1920s Winnipeg.
*Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Nonsuch ship is temporarily unavailable to climb aboard.
SCIENCE GALLERY *Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Explore the wonders of science as you take in a real, full-sized Winnipeg-made rocket! Build and race your creation on our Engineered for Speed four-car racetrack. Visitors of all ages will enjoy engineering challenges in the Brickyard, building with LEGO bricks!
PLANETARIUM *Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Featuring Digistar® technology, the Planetarium’s virtual reality capability creates a new sense of depth to the known universe. Fly to familiar constellations and see them in new ways. Please note: Late entry and re-entry after a show has begun will not be permitted.
The Museum’s collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world. Our nine interpretive galleries explore the interrelationship of pe…
Admission – $7 July Special
Throughout the month of July, the Manitoba Museum offers discovery and exploration for only $7 per person. Admission includes entry into the Museum Galleries.
Admission tickets can be purchased online and at the foyer Box Office. Please note that due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions, the lower Concourse level Box Office is temporarily closed.
The Manitoba Museum offers free admission to:
- Children under 3 years of age
- People accompanying a person with a disability
Sign up for an annual membership & save! More information on our Membership Program and the benefits of being a member can be found on our Membership page.
The Manitoba Museum is located at 190 Rupert Avenue (at Main Street), across from Winnipeg’s City Hall and adjacent to the Centennial Concert Hall.
Loading Zone: Drop off or pick up at the Rupert Street doors.
Parking Options: There are several parking options available around the Museum. Please note that the Manitoba Museum does not own or operate any of the lots in the vicinity and public parking availability/pricing may vary due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions. If you need change for parking, please visit the Front Reception Desk in the foyer.
- Street metered parking along Rupert, Lily and Pacific streets allow for 2 hours of parking and take cash, card or pay by app on your smart phone. Street metered parking for 4 hours is available on Waterfront Drive, between MacDonald Avenue (close to Higgins Avenue) and Alexander Avenue. When visiting on weekends, street meter parking is free for 2 hours on Saturdays and is free all day on Sundays.
- Surface parking lots on Rupert and Alexander Streets take payment by cash only (quarters and dollar coins only)
- Indoor parkade at the Canada Games Sport For Life Centre on Pacific Street take payment by cash or card – more details here.
Please see this map to see our location and available parking options:
View Manitoba Museum Parking in a larger map
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions, the Museum Shop will remain temporarily closed to help limit visitor contact. For more information on Shop artists and products, please visit our Museum Shop page.
Visitors are encouraged to download the Manitoba Museum’s wayfinding map, as paper maps will not be available due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions. Please note: Large wayfinding maps can be found throughout the Museum Galleries.
Non-flash photography is welcome at the Manitoba Museum for personal use only in the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, and Planetarium. Photos in the Planetarium are only permitted before or after the show when the lights are up. Tag us in your photos on social media: @ManitobaMuseum #Nonsuch #ManitobaMuseum
Use of tripods: Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, or Planetarium during open hours for safety reasons.
Washrooms and Baby Changing Facilities
Washrooms are available throughout the Museum and all include baby change tables. Gender neutral washrooms can be found in the foyer and in the Museum Galleries near the Nonsuch Gallery. The washrooms in the cloakroom and Science Gallery on the lower level are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions.
Additional health and safety measures, including frequent cleaning of washrooms, have been implemented to protect staff and visitors.
Food and Drink
Drink and snack vending machines are located in the foyer on the main level of the Museum. Many take-out and outdoor seating options are available within walking distance of the Museum.
While drinking fountains can be found in public areas of the Museum, they are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions. The Festival Hall Lunch Room is also temporarily unavailable. Water bottle filler (located in the Foyer) is still available for visitor use.
Please note that food and drink are not permitted inside the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, or Planetarium.
Additional health and safety measures, including frequent cleaning of vending machine buttons, have been implemented to protect staff and visitors.
Public Lockers and Coat Racks
At this time, visitors are encouraged to leave their personal belongings at home. Our full and half-size lockers on the lower Concourse level are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions. Please note that the Manitoba Museum does not operate a coat check and is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Wheelchairs and Strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers will be available for visitors to use on a first come first serve basis and sanitized between visitor use, however, visitors are encouraged to bring their own. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Security Desk in the foyer
Public Payphone and ATM
The public payphone located in the foyer is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions.
The closest ATM within the building is located in the Main Street entrance lobby of the Centennial Concert Hall (accessible from the Museum). The closest ATM outside of the building is located at the RBC Royal Bank across the street at Main Street and James Street. Access to these ATMs may differ due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions.
Lost and Found
If you’ve lost something (such as your wallet or a personal item) during your visit, please go directly to the Security Desk or Front Reception Desk in the foyer and a staff member will assist you, or you can contact us at 204-956-2830 or [email protected].
Programs and Events
There’s always something more to discover at the Manitoba Museum! Visit our Programs & Events page for more information and to learn about our online talks and tours.
There are a multitude of wonderful things to do in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Learn more about accommodations, shopping, arts and culture, and other great attractions through Tourism Winnipeg and Travel Manitoba.
We are updating this page frequently based on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines and safety protocols. As a result, content is subject to change without notice.