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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
CLOSED

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.

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Thursday, November 20, 2019 may provide a rare meteor outburst – but only for a few minutes. The annual Monocerotid meteor shower normally produces about 1 or 2 meteors per hour – and that’s if the sky is dark with no moon. It’s not something some skywatchers would even bother to put on the calendar. In the last couple of decades, however, astronomers have begun to understand meteor showers ...
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Image: © Manitoba Museum/Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: October 31, 2019) The Manitoba Museum opens a brand new gallery dedicated to the history of the dynamic city of Winnipeg tomorrow, November 1. The Winnipeg Gallery is the first new permanent exhibition space since 2003, and the second phase of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. The Winnipeg Gallery provides multiple unique opportunities to explore the deep and rich history of ...
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The Sky Update for August 2019 is posted. You can find it at the Planetarium’s current night sky page. You’ll learn about pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell, find out how to see the planets, and learn how and when t see the annual Perseid meteor ...
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Winnipeg MB (July 10, 2019): The Manitoba Museum presents a full calendar of tours, activities, and events for families, adults, and French-speaking visitors this summer. The Museum is offering tours and activities, free with admission to the Museum Galleries. Hands-on interactive family programs include Awesome Arctic Activates, Amazing Animal Tours, Dino Day, A Family Favourites Tour, and Sketch Nights in Animal Inside Out. Geared for adults but open to children, the ...
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Winnipeg MB (July 8, 2019): Laser shows will light up the night sky and the Apollo 11 Moon landing will be celebrated at the Planetarium all summer long.   Laser Shows return to the Planetarium on Friday and Saturday nights. Music fans will thoroughly enjoy the songs of The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Lady Gaga, and so many more – accompanied by amazing laser light shows. Show times are ...
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Red Pheasant Cree Nation, SK (June 28, 2019): The Treaty No. 6 Medal that was first presented to Chief Red Pheasant (Pihew Ka-mihkosit) on August 28,1876 at Fort Carlton is returning home to the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in an official Repatriation Ceremony on July 4, 2019. The Ceremony will be held at the George Benson Memorial Pow Wow Grounds at 11 am as part of the inaugural Chief Red ...
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Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2019)  At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2018-2019 marked its 27th consecutive balanced budget in a year that saw a much celebrated reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery after a six-month closure for renewal. The Museum maintained its financial health while also marking the Planetarium’s 50th lap around the sun, hosted a hockey exhibition from ...
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(Winnipeg, MB: June 20, 2019)  Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. This multi-panel mini exhibition is on display at the Manitoba Museum Grasslands Gallery from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, October 27, 2019. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 24, 2019): Today, the Manitoba Museum opens a new permanent exhibition – Ni KishKishin, I Remember Ste. Madeleine – in the Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery to share the displacement story of the Métis people of Ste. Madeleine, MB. In the fall of 1938, the people of Ste. Madeleine, south of Binscarth, Manitoba returned from hunting to find their 35 homes, school, and store burned to the ground so ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (May 17, 2019): The Manitoba Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, is hosting a special tasting event on May 22 about the links between beer and botany. During this special NatureIDEAS Beer and Botony presentation, guests will discover the art and science behind craft brewing as they enjoy a paired beer tasting led by Paul Sokoloff, botanist from the Canadian Museum of Nature and ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (May 16, 2019): This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon. To celebrate this galactic accomplishment, the Planetarium is opening a brand new show,  CapCom Go: The Apollo Story. It opens May 18 at noon and runs through the summer. Cap Com Go! begins by exploring the Moon as we see it from Earth – with its changing phases, which ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 14, 2019): The Manitoba Museum welcomed 7,700 visitors to celebrate Manitoba Day on Saturday, May 11. Though Manitoba Day is actually on May 12, the Museum chooses the nearest Saturday to ensure as many people as possible can take advantage of the free admission to the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery.  Manitoba Day is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Manitoba Liquor & ...
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Winnipeg, MB (April 16, 2019): Tickets are now on sale for an all-new exhibition that showcases the inner workings of animals – Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. Visitors will travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes, and octopuses to ostriches in BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, opening Wednesday, April 17 (open for the Easter long weekend) at the Manitoba ...
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l-r: Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; Paul Mahon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Life; James Cohen, Chair of the Manitoba Museum Board of Governors; Scott Craig, President of the Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. Gift supports Museum’s capital campaign to tell Manitoba’s stories & paves the way for the Manitoba Museum to create the James W. Burns Founder Endowment Fund   Winnipeg, MB (April ...
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April showers bring May flowers, it’s said, but hopefully we’ll have a few shower-free nights this month, because there are lots of interesting sights to see in the sky! Staff contributor and Science Communicator Len Van Roon lays out the celestial events for the month in the latest edition of Manitoba Skies! Find out what to expect from the Lyrid meteor shower, and find out what smartphone apps Len ...
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Royal North-West Mounted Police face off with strikers on Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919.  Courtesy Archives of Manitoba   Winnipeg, MB (March 21, 2019): An exhibition intervention of the Manitoba Museum’s Urban Gallery has been installed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Strike 1919: Divided City opens today and runs until January 5, 2020 and is included with admission to the Museum Galleries.   On May ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2019):  The GOAT Artisan Market, a two-day event, features the work of artisans working in Manitoba and features inspiring products and refreshments, as well as craft activities for the kids. This unique shopping experience is an opportunity for lovers of Manitoba to see how artists interpret our province and reflect it in their unique Manitoba-made crafts and giftware, including jewelry, bath and beauty, pottery, art, housewares, ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is open every day during Spring Break and families are invited to come and play the Museum’s version of a classic game – Rock, Paper, Fossils! Spring Break, presented by BMO, offers programs March 23 to 31 between 10 am and 5 pm.   In addition to all your Museum favourites – the bison diorama, the renewed Nonsuch Gallery, and the Charlie ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 12, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is proud to host RE-ORG Canada, a collections and conservation training program for museum staff conducted by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) on March 12 to 14. This program welcomes museum professionals from: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife (NT), Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith (NT), Prince Albert Museum in Prince Albert (SK), MacKenzie Art ...
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Tyrannosaurus rex, cast of the skull, Late Cretaceous, about 66 million years ago, found near   Eastend, southwestern Saskatchewan. Loaned by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Manitoba Museum Hosts Museum’s Choice: Fossil Favourites From Across Canada, an Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Natural History Museum Network Winnipeg, MB (March 8, 2019):  To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, members of The Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) in partnership with the ...
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MANITOBA SKIES – March 2019 Contributed by Kevin Mogk, Science Content Creator March will see the spring constellations take prominence in the evening sky and a number of planets can be caught in the early evening or pre dawn skies. Mars will be visible in the west after sunset; while Jupiter, Saturn and Venus will be visible in the east before sunrise. The Vernal Equinox will also take place on the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 29, 2019): The Manitoba Museum is proud to announce the release of a new publication entitled, Dibaajimindww Geteyaag: Ogiiyose, Noojigiigoo’iwe gaye Dibinawaag Nibiing Onji or, as translated into English, Stories of the Old Ones: Hunter and Fisher from Sheltered Water. Written by Kevin Brownlee, Curator of Archeology at the Manitoba Museum, this fascinating chronicle was twenty years in the making.   Four thousand years ago, a young man was laid to ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2019): You think humans go through a lot for love? Some animals go through considerably more trouble than a puff of perfume or a dab of hair gel – imagine growing an extra 35 kg of headgear, going without food for two weeks, or engaging in life-threatening battles! Come and see how it’s done in nature at the Manitoba Museum on Valentine’s Day. At Wild ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 9, 2019): Taking its title from a phrase uttered by Manitoba’s illustrious Premier, Sir Rodmond Roblin, during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” is an exhibition that was developed by the Manitoba Museum to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote on January 28, 1916. The exhibition opened at the Manitoba Museum in 2015  and ...
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