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Hours of Operation

OPEN:
Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun
11 am – 5 pm

Mon, Tue & Wed: Closed


MASKS ARE REQUIRED
at the Manitoba Museum


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*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

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Welcome back to YOUR Manitoba Museum

Modifications are in place that comply with public health orders and guidelines to help protect you, our staff, and Museum artifacts and specimens.

Effective September 10, 2020, all visitors (ages 5 and older) and staff members are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the public areas of the Manitoba Museum (some exceptions apply – see below).

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.

Before you visit, please read the information below and download a copy of our Visitor Map.


Hours of Operation

Thursday – Sunday •  11 am – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday • Closed


What’s Open

  • The Museum Galleries and Planetarium are open.
    • Museum Galleries: Please note that all high-touch/interactive displays are temporarily unavailable and the Nonsuch ship cannot be boarded at this time.
    • Planetarium: Please note that theatre capacity has been temporarily reduced to allow for physical distancing.
  • The following Visitor Services are available:
    • Washrooms (located in the Foyer, Nonsuch Gallery, and Lower Level Cloakroom)
    • Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals (free of charge; first-come first-served)
    • Vending Machines (located in the Foyer)
    • Water Bottle Filler (located in the Foyer)
    • Pull-Out Coat Racks (located in Lower Level Cloakroom)

What’s Closed

  • The Science Gallery and Museum Shop are temporarily closed to limit contact.
  • In addition, the following Visitor Services are unavailable until further notice:
    • Locker Rentals 
    • Water Fountains
    • Festival Hall Lunch Room
    • Paper Wayfinding Maps and Tourism Brochures

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 Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario in the last 14 days (Western Canada means British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut: Northwestern Ontario means the portion of Ontario located west of Terrace Bay).
  • 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 is available for those visitors who are unable to access online ticket purchasing.
  • Contactless payment methods (debit/credit) are encouraged for in-person transactions.
  • Visitors are encouraged to download the Museum’s digital Wayfinding Map, as paper maps will not be available. Large wayfinding maps can be found throughout the Museum Galleries.

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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.
  • Effective September 10, 2020, all visitors and staff members (ages 5 and older) are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the public areas of the Manitoba Museum. Visitors who do not have a mask can purchased one for $1.00 at the Box Office.
  • Exceptions to the Mandatory Mask Policy include:
    • Children under 5 years of age,
    • Any person with an underlying medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face mask or covering,
    • Any person who is unable to place, remove, or use a mask or face covering without assistance,
    • Manitoba Museum employees who are working behind a physical barrier or shield, or working within a designated area for Museum personnel only that is not accessible to the public.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available at points of entry and throughout public areas.
  • Entry into the Museum Galleries and Planetarium will be on a first-come first-served basis, therefore, visitors wishing to re-enter an area will be required to wait in line again or until the next Planetarium show, if the maximum occupancy has been reached.
  • Practice physical distancing guidelines in all areas of the Manitoba Museum and keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others. The Museum Galleries can be explored by following a marked one-way route and a staff member will show you to a physically distanced Planetarium seat.
  • In addition, we have implemented 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.
    • Installed 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!

 

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COVID-19 Updates

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.

Government of Canada website

Manitoba Government COVID-19 website

World Health Organization website


Accessibility

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 and Planetarium are open, while the Science Gallery are open, while the Science Gallery is temporarily closed.

MUSEUM GALLERIES *

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, boarding the Nonsuch ship is temporarily unavailable as frequent disinfecting would cause deterioration this artifact.

The Museum experience is immersive, highlighting Manitoba’s human and natural history with dioramas and captivating stories. Set off on a thrilling journey and discovery 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.

PLANETARIUM

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, theatre capacity has been reduced to allow for physical distancing.

Featuring Digistar® technology, the Planetarium 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.

SCIENCE GALLERY

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Science Gallery is temporarily closed.

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!

 

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Admission

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.

*Please Note:

  • Prices shown are subject to change and do not include GST.
  • Planetarium admission includes entry into all shows for the day (entry into each show is first-come-first-served)
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Science Gallery is temporarily closed.
  • In case of discrepancy, prices shown at the Box Office are the official admission prices.

The Manitoba Museum offers FREE admission to:

  • Children under 3 years of age
  • People accompanying a person with a disability

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Membership Program

Sign up for an annual membership & save! More information on our Membership Program and the benefits of being a Manitoba Museum member can be found on our Membership page.


Parking

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:

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Museum Shop

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.


Visitor Map

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.

 

 

 


Photography

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 and Selfie Sticks: Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, or Planetarium during open hours for safety reasons.


Visitor Amenities

Washrooms and Baby Changing Facilities

Washrooms are available throughout the Museum and all include baby change tables.

Washrooms locations include:

  • Foyer (Gender Neutral Washroom)
  • Museum Galleries near the Nonsuch Gallery (Gender Neutral Washroom)
  • Lower Level Cloakroom (Male/Female/Family Washroom)
  • Science Gallery (Male/Female Washrooms) *Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Additional health and safety measures such as frequent cleaning of washrooms have been implemented to help protect staff and visitors.

Face Masks

Effective September 10, 2020, all visitors and staff members  (ages 5 and up) are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the public areas of the Manitoba Museum. Visitors who do not have a mask can purchased one for $1.00 at the Box Office. Exceptions to the Mandatory Mask Policy include:

    •  Children under 5 years of age
    • Any person with an underlying medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face mask or covering
    • Any person who is unable to place, remove, or use a mask or face covering without assistance
    • Manitoba Museum employees who are working behind a physical barrier or shield, or working within a designated area for Museum personnel only that is not accessible to the public.

Food and Drink

Drink and snack vending machines are located in the Foyer (Main Level) Concourse Hallway (Lower Level). Many take-out and outdoor seating options are available within walking distance of the Museum.

Drinking fountains and the Festival Hall Lunch Room are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions. The water bottle filler (located in the Foyer) is available for visitor use.

Please note that food and drink are not permitted inside the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, or Planetarium.

Public Lockers and Coat Racks

Due to COVID-19, visitors are encouraged to leave their personal belongings at home at this time.

Our full and half-size lockers are temporarily unavailable, however, visitors may use the pull-out coat racks in the Cloakroom (Lower Level). 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 are available for visitors to use on a first-come-first-served basis and are sanitized between each visitor use, however, visitors are encouraged to bring their own. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Security Desk in the foyer

Public Payphone

The public payphone located in the foyer is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) restrictions.

ATM

The closest ATM within the building is located on the Centennial Concert Hall side of the building in their Main Street entrance lobby (accessible through the Manitoba Museum’s Lower Level Concourse).

The closest ATM outside of the building is located at the RBC Royal Bank across the street from the Museum at Main Street and James Street.

Please note: Availability of the Centennial Concert Hall and RBC ATMs may differ due to COVID-19 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.


Explore Manitoba

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.


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