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Winnipeg MB (December 14, 2016): On December 14, a NASA Moon Rock lands at the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery for a limited time. This exhibit, presented by Magellan Aerospace, invites visitors to take in an authentic lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon in 1972. The rock is on loan to the Museum from NASA (the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The only other time a moon rock was in Manitoba was for four days in 1971. There will be more time to see the NASA Moon Rock exhibit this time – it won’t be taking off again until June 25, 2017. Visitors to this ...
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Winnipeg MB (December 1, 2016): Visitors are invited to celebrate A Nonsuch Christmas at the Manitoba Museum. Decorated with holly, ivy and candles appropriate to 1668, activities in the Nonsuch Gallery include storytelling, singing and even a tour of the Nonsuch cargo hold Imagine what it was like at Christmas time in 1668. The season kicks off this weekend with the Museum’s first Holiday Artisan Market.  The Planetarium will also be featuring holiday-themed shows throughout December. The Holiday Artisan Market takes place December 3 & 4, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and features local crafters and Manitoba-made gift items. Artists such as Michael Lemer, who produces hand-made and wheel ...
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Winnipeg, MB (November 29, 2016):  The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign – the campaign’s largest private donation to date. Once completed, the Bringing Our Stories Forward project will result in the renewal of 23,000 square feet, or 42% of the Museum`s gallery spaces, with upgrades to the Orientation, Grasslands and Nonsuch Galleries, and the construction of a new Winnipeg Gallery. The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation board issued the following statement: “HBC is a uniquely Canadian company, and it’s been interwoven with the development of the country as a whole for centuries. ...
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The Manitoba Museum offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Rolph Huband. Mr. Huband, a champion of Canadian history, was instrumental in establishing the Manitoba Museum as the home for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s replica Nonsuch and the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection of artifacts. Huband’s relationship with the Museum spanned three productive decades. Through his efforts, long-term security was achieved for the historic assets of the HBC, now in the public domain. He played a crucial role in the transfer of the HBC records and artifacts from Britain, and helped negotiate the permanent gift of the HBC Archives and Museum Collection to Canada. As the Winnipeg area ...
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Le 9 novembre 2016 – Winnipeg – ministère du Patrimoine canadien L’honorable Jim Carr, ministre des Ressources naturelles et député de Winnipeg-Centre-Sud, a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 2,5 millions de dollars au Musée du Manitoba pour son projet « Bringing Our Stories Forward ». Le ministre Carr a fait cette annonce au nom de l’honorable Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien. Ce financement, que le gouvernement du Canada accorde dans le cadre du Fonds du Canada pour les espaces culturels, viendra revitaliser le Musée et lui permettra de faire vivre aux visiteurs une expérience interactive et stimulante. Le projet prévoit la rénovation de plusieurs galeries ainsi que l’achat d’équipement ...
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November 9, 2016 – Winnipeg – Department of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), today announced $2.5 million in funding to The Manitoba Museum for its project “Bringing Our Stories Forward.” Minister Carr made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. This funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will revitalize the Museum and enable it to provide visitors with a more interactive and engaging experience. The project will include the renovation and renewal of several galleries and the purchase of state-of-the-art digital equipment. Quotes “The Government of Canada understands the ...
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Winnipeg MB (November 8, 2016): Commemorating Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum will be displaying the Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins. The medal is on display in the Museum Foyer and visitors can see it free of charge between November 8 and December 4, 2016. The medal, on loan from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum, is accompanied by recently discovered footage of Coppins himself, filmed during WWI. The Victoria Cross medal was instituted in 1856 by Great Britain as an award for “most conspicuous bravery.” It is made from cannons captured from the Russians during the Crimean War. There have been 1,351 Victoria Crosses awarded worldwide, but ...
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Winnipeg MB (November 8, 2016): In conjunction with the Canadian Space Society’s (CSS) annual summit being held in Winnipeg on November 14 and 15, the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery is hosting Winnipeg Space Weekend on November 12 & 13, 2016. This celebration of Canadian achievements in space is a joint undertaking with the CSS and is open to the public. The Boeing Explore Science Zone will introduce visitors to a replica of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. You’ll also learn about the Black Brandt rocket, which was built right here in Winnipeg. And young people, and those young at heart, will enjoy making rockets, creating a Moon base with ...
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Winnipeg MB (October 31, 2016): On Thursday, November 3, 2016 between 7 pm and 11 pm, the Manitoba Museum will host an evening of fun where visitors will learn how to survive on the Prairies in the event of an apocalypse. Whether it’s caused by super virus, a killer asteroid, or an alien invasion – the end of the world would present some interesting challenges for any survivors. At Surviving the Apocalypse, the Museum’s latest event geared for adults, visitors will learn how to adapt and survive at activity and information stations located throughout the Museum Galleries. There will be flint knapping demonstrations, where you will learn how to ...
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Winnipeg MB (October 20, 2016): The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery welcomes three new exhibits this year, making it the favourite spot for families looking for interactive activities this winter. The first of these exciting new additions is the Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks, which opens on Friday, October 21 – just in time for a provincial teacher professional development day that will have every kid in Manitoba looking for something fun to do on their day off. Visitors to the Brickyard can use bricks provided by LEGO to create, build, and solve real challenges in science and engineering. Over 100,000 LEGO bricks will be available for creative minds to use at ...
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Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2016): The Manitoba Museum is continuing on its path for renewal thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Chipman family and Megill-Stephenson Company. The donation is in support of the Manitoba Museum's $19 million Bringing Our Stories Forward project that will see 23,000 square feet or 42% of the Museum's gallery spaces renewed. The Museum is anticipating a visionary investment from the community towards the campaign that includes $16 million for capital renewal, $2 million for new programming and to refresh exhibit technology, and $1 million to further build the Museum’s endowment and foundation funds. To date the Museum has confirmed $3.5 million to the campaign, with a number of gift announcements to be made in the near ...
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Winnipeg MB (September 23, 2016): The Manitoba Museum’s award-winning exhibit, Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, will be presented at the Best in Heritage Conference in Croatia on Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Adèle Hempel, Director of Research, Collections and Exhibits at the Museum. The Best in Heritage is an international, annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. More than twenty projects from around the world, proclaimed to be the best on a national or international level, were invited to the conference to present their success stories and celebrate excellence in the field of museums and heritage. The conference takes place in September each year in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The ...
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Winnipeg, MB (September 19, 2016): Marc-André Bernier, Manager of the Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology team that led the search for the missing 1845 Franklin Expeditions ships, will be speaking as a part of the Manitoba Museum’s Speaker Series on October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 ($12 for members) and are available online (ManitobaMuseum.ca) or at the Museum. Bernier was one of the first people to see and dive on the long-lost HMS Erebus after its discovery in the Canadian Arctic. Since then he has participated in two more archaeological expeditions to Erebus. His talk at the Museum in October will detail those missions and, though he cannot ...
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Winnipeg, MB (August 11, 2016):  A 90-million-year-old pliosaur (ply-oh-saur) fossil was revealed today in the Earth History Gallery at the Manitoba Museum.The new addition to the Museum’s fossil family, a large marine reptile, is represented by two skeletons: a display of the actual fossil; and a full skeletal reconstruction. Pliosaurs were a type of plesiosaur (plee-zee-oh-saur), a group of extinct reptiles that were at the top of the food chain in the Cretaceous seas. “The addition of this world-class pliosaur skeleton is a great way to engage people in the story of Manitoba’s prehistoric past,” said Claudette Leclerc, the Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum. “To celebrate ...
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Winnipeg, MB July 11, 2016 — To celebrate the opening the newest exhibit at the Manitoba Museum, Darrell and Fred Fox, brothers of Winnipeg-born and Canadian icon Terry Fox will be speaking this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Manitoba Museum. Darrell and Fred will be speaking in conversation with CBC’s Terry MacLeod at 7:00 pm, sharing their stories about Terry and their first-hand account of the heroic Marathon of Hope. The speaker series kicks off the newest exhibit at the Manitoba Museum, Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, opening July 14, 2016. This is the most comprehensive collection of artifacts assembled to help preserve the legacy ...
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Winnipeg, MB (June 30, 2016): An exhilarating new space show, The Search for Life: Are We Alone?, narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, opens at the Manitoba Museum on Friday, July 1, 2016, in the Planetarium. An engrossing full-dome theater experience, The Search for Life launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time. From the depths of Earth's oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos, viewers explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. "Featuring breathtaking visualizations based on scientific data and making use of cutting-edge supercomputer simulations by NASA, astrophysicists, and other scientists around the world, this thought-provoking ...
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Winnipeg, MB (June 24, 2016): The Manitoba Museum presented its 24th consecutive balanced operating budget to its members and supporters at its Annual General Meeting last night. The Museum's annual budget for 2015-2016 was $7.4 million. Despite the funding challenges and increased competition in the marketplace, the Museum concluded its fiscal year with a modest surplus of $224,000, which will be reinvested into the award-winning Alloway World Exhibits travelling exhibition investment program. The Museum's continued financial health is thanks to sound financial planning and significant increases in private sector donations and corporate support. Over the past 12 months, the Museum welcomed 270,304 visitors through its doors, including 89,694 students ...
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The Manitoba Museum remains a cultural symbol of the province itself, attracting the dreamers, the seekers and the curious. The Museum is undergoing a major renewal to ensure that all generations, present and future, will come away inspired. We’re envisioning new ways to tell Manitoba’s stories with the help of those eager to invest in Manitoba’s future. To learn more, contact: Heather Laser Director of Philanthropy hlaser@manitobamuseum.ca ...
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Shopping Local Even More Rewarding Thanks to The Local Frequency Winnipeg, MB (April 26, 2016): The Manitoba Museum has joined Winnipeg-based collective rewards app The Local Frequency that supports and rewards for shopping locally. Rounding out the already 25 local Winnipeg businesses, including restaurants, specialty stores and even a pet kennel, local staple and tourist attraction heavyweight - the Manitoba Museum - is now officially offering "Local Points" with each visit or gift shop purchase. The Local Frequency is an innovative app-based rewards program exclusively for locally-owned and independent businesses. Designed, built, and operated by Winnipeg-based software-enabled solutions company, Protegra, the iPhone and Android app is free to download. When users make ...
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Manitoba Day 2016

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Join us on May 14, 2016 for a very special day in honour of our Manitoba's 146th Birthday! Highlights include: FREE ADMISSION to the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium shows all day long! MEET Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries IMPACT Team Ambassadors: Obby Khan, former CFL Football Player Kaitlyn Lawes, Olympic Gold Medallist Janine Stephens, Olympic Silver Medallist Josh Wytinck, Professional Golfer PAINT a Community Mural in Alloway Hall - thanks to Graffiti Art Programming Inc. ATTEND the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fair ENJOY the Bisons Gone Wild Scavenger Hunt INVESTIGATE the new exhibit – Dino Dig Discovery Room VOTE for your favourite cake in the Cake-a-toba cake decorating contest VISIT the Parks Canada ...
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On May 6, the Manitoba Museum will open a Dino Dig Discovery Room generating excitement for the arrival of a new member to our Earth History Gallery - a 90-million-year-old pliosaur, coming in August. Before the pliosaur fossil and full-scale replica go on permanent display, visitors can see videos showing how its skeleton was recreated. They will also learn how Triceratops ate, how we know what dinosaur skin looked like, how big Deinonychus’ killer claw was, and more while investigating dinosaur teeth, examining fossils, and searching for clues in the dinosaur dig. NAME THE PLIOSAUR – The new addition to the Earth History Gallery needs a name! Visitors are invited to choose their favourite name for our ...
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Winnipeg, MB (April 14, 2016): The Manitoba Museum once again took home an Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Exhibitions - Cultural Heritage category (for Museums with annual operating budgets over $1M) at the 2016 Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On Wednesday night, excellence in the Canadian museum sector were recognized. A total of 14 awards and two internships for emerging museum professionals were presented during a special Awards Ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE / THE BERENS FAMILY COLLECTION NAMED AMONG THE YEAR'S BEST EXHIBITS The important exhibits related to Manitoba treaties was chosen as the best new exhibit produced in Canada ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 30, 2016): The Manitoba Museum ensures access to all - new Manitobans, people in crisis and those who face a variety of social and economic barriers. Recently, with support from The City of Winnipeg and the S.M. Blair Family Foundation, the Manitoba Museum has extended a special welcome to Syrian refugees resettling in Winnipeg by providing them with complimentary passes to the Museum. The Museum is uniquely suited to receive the new Syrian families and introduce them to the heritage, diversity and history of their new home. Despite the weather and the language barriers, many have already used their passes to visit the galleries. The Museum ...
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Relive 5,373 km of Heroism - Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada to Open July 14 Winnipeg, MB March 18, 2016 — The Manitoba Museum is commemorating Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope by presenting the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized, depicting the run and Terry’s remarkable and continuing legacy. Terry Fox– Running to the Heart of Canada opens on July 14, 2016. The exhibit provides an in-depth look at Terry’s epic 143-day, 5,373-kilometre journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory. Developed by the Canadian Museum of ...
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