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Dec 21 – Dec 23
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Dec 24
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Dec 25
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Media Releases

Posts From 2017

The Manitoba Museum is open every day of Winter Break except December 25. Winnipeg, MB  (December 21, 2017): The Manitoba Museum will be open every day between Saturday, December 23, 2017 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 except for December 25 (see detailed hours below). Go below deck for a rare opportunity to see the mysterious cargo hold of the Nonsuch. Don’t miss the boat – make sure you see the beloved replica ...
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Winnipeg, MB (December 19, 2017): The Manitoba Museum’s Board of Governors gladly bestowed the second Curator Emeritus honour to Dr. Katherine Pettipas in October of this year. After working 27 years as the Curator of Native Ethnology & the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection, Dr. Pettipas retired from the Museum in 2011. Seema Hollenberg, Director of Research, Collections & Exhibitions was pleased to support Dr. Pettipas’ nomination to continue her ...
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Winnipeg, MB (December 5, 2017): For millions of Canadians, hockey means everything. Hockey brings us together. It thrills us. It’s part of our identity, our shared history. It’s a passion handed down from generation to generation, a recreational activity, and a commercial enterprise. The puck drops on Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion at the Manitoba Museum on July 6, 2018. This exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of ...
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Winnipeg, MB (November 30, 2017): The Manitoba Museum’s annual Tribute Gala will honour Abdo (Albert) El Tassi, C.M., O.M., LL.D. and Samira El Tassi on May 24 at the Museum’s Alloway Hall. The El Tassis are widely known and recognized as sincere, passionate donors. They work tirelessly to promote understanding, tolerance and respect across the globe. “The Manitoba Museum has a tremendous appreciation for those who support our mission, and ...
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Winnipeg, MB (November 22, 2017): The Engineered for Speed exhibit in the Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery has been redesigned with new user-friendly racing experiences for all. The renewed exhibition will reopen on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The way visitors design and build their cars in one of the Museum’s most popular science exhibits has been completely revamped, using visitor suggestions and observing visitor experience over the ...
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*This Gallery is now open.* Winnipeg, MB (November 17, 2017): The Manitoba Museum will temporarily close the Nonsuch Gallery for renewal starting January 8, with plans to re-open it by summer 2018. Visitors are invited to take a last look at the Nonsuch before the gallery closes. They will also have an opportunity to take a tour of the ship’s cargo hold between December 26 and January 7, 10:30 am ...
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Ottawa, November 13, 2017 – For its development of an educational tool kit called Spirit Lines—an innovative initiative merging Indigenous heritage and museum expertise—, the Manitoba Museum is receiving the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: the History Alive! Award, which will be presented in Rideau Hall on November 22, 2017 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. This award recognizes institutions ...
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Winnipeg MB (November 6, 2017): To commemorate Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum is displaying a plaque featuring a fragment of the marble base of the Memorial of the Fallen, a monument that was erected at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in 2006. The plaque is exibited in the Museum foyer for visitors to see free of charge between November 6 and November 30. The memorial plaque was presented to the ...
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Winnipeg MB (November 3, 2017):  Featuring state of the art Digistar 5® technology, the Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum is the place to learn about stars! The Planetarium is now offering two special opportunities to learn more about our night skies.  Eyes to the Skies is a four-part evening adult program that takes place in the Planetarium where you can learn the difference between Orion’s belt and Cassiopeia’s throne. ...
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Winnipeg, MB (Oct 31, 2017): Louis Riel’s walking stick, which has been on display in the Museum since January as part of the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit, has recently been donated to the Manitoba Museum. The acquisition of the walking stick will enable the Museum to move forward with plans to ensure it’s on permanent display. “The Manitoba Museum is honoured to have ...
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Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2017): An important piece of Canadian history is coming to life at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg from October 28 to November 5. Journey of a Lifetime, Presented by BMO Financial Group shares the stories of the people, places and journey involved in the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history. Journey of a Lifetime is a live theatre presentation and an interactive exhibit that evokes the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (September 12, 2017): As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consul in Winnipeg presents two photographic exhibits; Northern Stars: 150 Years of U.S. – Canada Relations, and Eyes on the Arctic: U.S. – Canadian Cooperation in the North at the Manitoba Museum from September 25 to October 15. The exhibits are free with paid admission to any Museum area. Along with sharing the world’s longest ...
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Winnipeg, MB (August 17, 2017): On Monday, August 21, 2017, between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, the Manitoba Museum will be hosting a FREE Eclipse Viewing Party. When the sun and moon will align in the daytime sky, it will create a rare celestial sight: a solar eclipse. A terrific place to see this eclipse will be on the Plaza at the Manitoba Museum. In partnership with the Winnipeg Centre of ...
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Winnipeg, MB (July 25, 2017): Adults are invited to party the night away in World’s Giant Dinosaurs, with the latest incarnation of the Manitoba Museum’s Adult Evening. Dinos After Dusk, takes place on Thursday, August 10 from 7 pm to 11 pm. Visitors will travel back in time for a prehistoric neon dance party enjoying after-hours access to the exhibit. With glass in hand, visitors will get to toast ...
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Winnipeg, MB (July 11, 2017): On Monday, August 21, 2017, the sun and moon will align in the daytime sky, creating a rare celestial sight: a solar eclipse. Manitobans can see a partial eclipse, but to view the event safely you need to prepare. The Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium has created a special planetarium show and will host a live eclipse viewing session to celebrate the event. The Manitoba Museum’s new ...
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Winnipeg, MB (July 17, 2017): In the spirit of reconciliation, a committee representing more than 20 indigenous and settler organizations is Honouring The Spirit of 1817 and raising public awareness by commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty. Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology at the Manitoba Museum has been a member of the Committee to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty, co-chaired by ...
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Winnipeg, MB (June 28, 2017): Kids get to Think BIG with World’s Giant Dinosaurs  at Manitoba Museum week-long Summer Day Camps, which start the week of July 10. And, new this year, one-day camps provide an exciting Rocket Camp where your child will build and take home an ESTES flying rocket model. There are still spaces available, but register right away, as spots are limited. Kids will enjoy a ...
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Winnipeg, MB (June 27, 2016): The Manitoba Museum invites children to wear red and white in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary to receive free admission to the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit (includes free entry to Museum Galleries). This Canada 150 exhibit offers a fascinating look at the impacts of confederation on Manitoba. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of the Planetarium show Chasing ...
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Winnipeg, MB (June 23, 2017): At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that it has achieved prestigious accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program – the first museum in Canada to do so. This announcement was complimented by the report that 2016-17 marks the 25th consecutive balanced budget for the Museum. It was a remarkable year and the Museum maintained its financial health thanks to ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 24, 2017):  The Manitoba Museum set a new attendance record for the opening of a new exhibit this past weekend.  Over the long weekend, there were more than 7,000 visits to the Museum during the opening of the new exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs located in the newly expanded Alloway Hall.  This is the first blockbuster exhibit to be featured in Alloway Hall since it was reopened in ...
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For Immediate Release (May 18): The Manitoba Museum presents the never-before-seen World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit May 19 to September 4. With enormous plant-eating sauropods joining the meat-eating T. rex, this exhibit is sure to leave a BIG impression! The Manitoba Museum recently reopened Alloway Hall; with twice the square footage and even higher ceilings, the Museum was ‘Thinking Big’ when it engaged the services of Jurassic Park advisor and ...
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For Immediate Release (May 15): Fact or fiction? Learn the truth about dinosaurs in the media. Get the scoop on the latest discoveries about hot-blooded, living and strange-looking dinosaurs, huge and tiny, from Jurassic Park advisor, author, and World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit creator, Dino Don Lessem on Friday May 19 at 7pm. This event kicks off the Museum’s new hours for the run of World’s Giant Dinosaurs which includes being ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 12): In an early birthday party celebration, the Manitoba Museum welcomed 8,434 Museum visits on Saturday May 6 as the province of Manitoba turns 147 years on May 12, 2017! Line-ups coursed through the lower level as hundreds of families took in Planetarium shows and stood in line to get their turn in the Science Gallery. Steady streams of Museum-goers filled through the nine Museum Galleries pausing ...
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Spend a Night at the Manitoba Museum! DinoSnores – Museum offers First Public Sleepover For Immediate Release (May 10, 2017): When the doors close, and the lights go down, what kind of adventures await you at the Manitoba Museum? Does the pliosaur come alive in the Earth History Gallery? Will the Mamenchisaurus run from the T. Rex in World’s Giant Dinosaurs? There’s only one way to find out – ...
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Winnipeg (May 4, 2017): The Manitoba Museum continues its drive to raise $19 million towards the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital and Endowment Campaign, with the announcement of another lead gift of $250,000 from James Cohen and Linda McGarva Cohen. The campaign will fund the Museum’s renewal of 42% of its Galleries by 2020, in time for a landmark year that will celebrate the Province of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, ...
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Winnipeg, MB (April 27, 2016): .Making a stop in Winnipeg on its tour across the country, Innovation 150 brings an exhibit and hands-on programming to the Manitoba Museum in celebration of Canada’s 150th. The Innovation 150 project includes three distinct experiences: an exhibit entitled The Power of Ideas, presentations on innovation, and a Maker Space workshop. Coordinated by the Canadian Association of Science Centres this exciting opportunity is only at ...
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Winnipeg, MB (April 20, 2017): The Manitoba Museum can take you many places – back in time or across the known universe! This weekend, travel back in time to learn about the lifestyle of the heroic Sarah Ballenden of the Red River Settlement , or explore outer space in celebration of International Astronomy Week! Museum Galleries Tour: The Era of Sarah Ballenden The Manitoba Museum has partnered with the Royal ...
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Winnipeg, MB (April 7, 2017): The Manitoba Museum once again took home a Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Award of Outstanding Achievement, this time in the Exhibitions, Science and Technology category (for Museums with annual operating budgets over $1M). On Friday, April 7, at the 2017 CMA National Conference in Ottawa, this excellence was recognized during an awards gala. The winning Pliosaur Exhibit features a 90-million-year-old fossil and a full-scale ...
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Jeoff Chipman, Chair of the Capital & Endowment Campaign (far left) and Claudette Leclerc (far right) with project funders (l to r): Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation; The Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage; Brigitte Gibson, Regional Director General – Prairies & Northern Region,  Department Canadian Heritage. Winnipeg, MB (March 24, 2017): After $5.8 million investment, the newly expanded and remodelled Alloway Hall opened its doors for ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 23, 2017): The Manitoba Museum is open every day during Spring Break. The Museum Galleries, Planetarium and Science Gallery will be open DAILY from March 25 to April 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Museum Galleries feature all your favourites – the bison, the Nonsuch and Winnipeg in the 1920s – as well as the temporary exhibit Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History. ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 17, 2017): The Manitoba Museum recently delivered a dozen educational kits to schools in two northern Manitoba communities. These kits, the products of a project called SPIRIT LINES, were developed to re-introduce oral histories and physical specimens to the communities of Norway House Cree Nation and Garden Hill First Nation. The artifacts are currently in the Museum’s collections but originate from these two communities and include embroidered mitts, watch pockets, and rock sculptures, among ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2017): The Manitoba Museum is asking visitors to THINK BIG with its huge never-before-seen exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs, which opens in the newly-renovated and expanded Alloway Hall on May 19. And volunteers are needed to take on a number of roles making sure that everyone’s Museum experience is a great one. A variety of dinosaur-themed programming will support the World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit and the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 9, 2017): Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Manitoba Museum opens a new temporary exhibit today entitled, Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History. Though Manitoba was not yet a province in 1867, the effects of Confederation on the Red River residents when their homeland was acquired by Canada were momentous. The Legacies of Confederation exhibit illustrates the massive consequences for the ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 1, 2017):  BMO Financial Group is supporting the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign with a generous donation of $250,000. The year 2020 is going to be a landmark year in Manitoba as three major anniversaries are recognized – Manitoba Museum’s 50th, the province’s 150th, and HBC’s 350th. In preparation for this big event, the Manitoba Museum is renewing 42% of its galleries including ...
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Winnipeg, MB [January 26, 2017]: On Thursday, April 27 the Manitoba Museum’s Canada 150 Tribute dinner will honour the spirit of generosity and the leaders who are community builders in our province.  Many generous Manitobans have contributed to making this province strong, and have helped make Canada great. Manitoba is known as one of the most giving, charitable provinces; one that is also characterized by strong leaders who espouse ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 13, 2017):  The Manitoba Museum has selected the Manitoba-based company Bockstael Construction as the general contractor, with AldrichPears Associates (APA), based in Vancouver, as the project lead for the Museum’s Gallery Renewal Project, Bringing Our Stories Forward. The $19 million project will see close to half of the Museum’s galleries undergo staged renewal over three years. Its 2020 end date will coincide with three other landmark ...
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Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 9 2017: World’s Giant Dinosaurs, a never-before-seen exhibit, opens at the Manitoba Museum in the newly expanded Alloway Hall this May. Representing giant dinosaurs from around the globe, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with recreations of some of the largest animals that ever lived, from the enormous in stature, but small-brained, plant-eating Mamenchisaurus to the fearsome, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex. World’s ...
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