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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.

Media Releases

Posts From 2018

November’s night sky features our last views of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the evening, but the reappearance of Venus in the predawn sky. Read all about it, as well as the annual Leonid meteor shower, at our Manitoba Skies ...
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Winnipeg, MB (November 1, 2018): The Manitoba Museum will honour the Winnipeg Free Press at its annual Tribute Gala on April 4, 2019. The annual Tribute celebrates the contributions of individuals and organizations whose leadership and philanthropy have shaped our city and our province. The Winnipeg Free Press has been an integral part of the community representing the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of its readers. It is a leading ...
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(L-R) Winnipeg Free Press Publisher Bob Cox; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum; and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board Chair Paul Holden Winnipeg, MB (October 29, 2018): At the 35th Manitoba Business Awards Gala held on Friday, October 26, the Manitoba Museum received the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce award for Outstanding Social Enterprise. Business leaders from across the province celebrated innovators, entrepreneurs, and the builders ...
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Winnipeg, MB ( October 16, 2018): Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson is the 2018 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to an individual or individuals to recognize achievement of national or international significance in the field of natural history in Canada. The award was presented to Dr. Bizecki Robson at the annual ANHMC reception hosted by the Royal Alberta Museum on ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (October 17, 2018): Get ready for the best anatomy lesson ever – at the Manitoba Museum. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT presents the fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. ANIMAL INSIDE OUT will take visitors on an anatomical safari. Adventurers will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, ...
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Dr. Maureen Matthews, the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Cultural Anthropology (r) receiving the award from Walter Echo-Hawk, Board Chair for Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Winnipeg, MB ( October 10, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received the International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Outstanding Project by a Non-Native Organization award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) for its Spirit Lines education project. As ...
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(L-R) James Cohen, Chair, Board of Governors, Manitoba Museum; Jeoff Chipman, Chair, Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign, Manitoba Museum; Doneta Brotchie, Incoming Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation; Claudette Leclerc, Executive Director & CEO, Manitoba Museum; Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation. Winnipeg, MB (October October 4, 2018): The Manitoba Museum, together with The Winnipeg Foundation, is pleased to announce the Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal ...
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October often has cloudy skies, but there is a a lot of activity above those clouds. If you have a telescope, Hallowe’en is a great night to set it up in your front yard and show trick-or-treaters the celestial sights! Read all about it in Science Communicator Malaïka Brandt-Murenzi’s column on the current night sky ...
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(Winnipeg, MB August 13, 2018): Remember how excited you were to go on a field trip as a kid? And then, as an adult, being the chaperone standing back as the kids got to have all the fun? The Manitoba Museum has recreated the field trip experience, with a one-night-only After Hours: Grown-Up Field Trip on September 20 from 7 pm to 11 pm! Fueled by adult beverages and free pizza, Field Trippers will ...
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(Winnipeg, MB July 12, 2018): Manitoba is experiencing the highest temperatures of the year right now and the Manitoba Museum has just the answer for dealing with the heat, humidity, and thunderstorm warnings. Chill at centre ice in our Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion exhibit. Stay dry exploring the Museum Galleries – be sure to visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery and experience all kinds of virtual weather. Check out the hottest in music and light ...
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“Rocket” Richard’s ring, Maurice Richard’s Stanley Cup championship ring, Montréal, QC, 1959 © Canadian Museum of History A tremendously skilled hockey player, Maurice “Rocket” Richard gained a heroic stature that transcended his on-ice career. By the end of his life, he had become a living legend. (Winnipeg, MB July 5, 2018): From small ponds to massive arenas and from living rooms to boardrooms, hockey matters to Canadians. It’s a thrilling ...
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  (Winnipeg, MB: June 22, 2018)  At its Annual General Meeting on June 22, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2017-2018 marks its 26th consecutive balanced budget. It was an outstanding year. The Museum maintained its financial health, presented a ground-shifting exhibition for Canada 150, and began the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery as the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project got underway. Spirit Lines, the Museum’s third northern outreach ...
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  (Winnipeg, MB: June 22, 2018)  At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2017-2018 marks its 26th consecutive balanced budget. It was an outstanding year. The Museum maintained its financial health, presented a ground-shifting exhibition for Canada 150, and began the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery as the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project got underway. Spirit Lines, the Museum’s third northern outreach project, won the ...
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One of the eight Treaty medals in the Museum’s collection, the Treaty No. 1 Medal (HBC-57-53) commemorates the Treaty negotiated at Lower Fort Garry in 1871. The medal denotes the binding nature of Canada’s promises to First Nations people. (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum is proud to be one of over 100 organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to join the City of Winnipeg in their commitment to reconciliation ...
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Two evenings of music celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery  (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2018) The Manitoba Museum and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) are excited to present back-to-back evenings of music, July 3 and 4, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Planetarium and the reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery. Immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium as we celebrate its ...
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(Winnipeg, MB: June 8, 2018) The Manitoba Museum officially re-opened the Nonsuch Gallery today, marking the completion of the first of four galleries to be renewed as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. The Nonsuch is one of the Museum’s most iconic artifacts – both as a touchstone experience for Museum visitors and as a symbol of the creation of the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company. ...
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Province’s Largest Annual Free Birthday Party Welcomes 8,600 Visits at Manitoba Museum Winnipeg, MB (May 14): The biggest birthday party of the year welcomed 8,600 visitors to the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as the province marked its 148th anniversary. Visitors got to double up on the fun with an additional reason to celebrate as the Planetarium celebrated its 50th anniversary of opening on May 15, 1968. Line-ups coursed ...
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  Winnipeg, MB (May 11, 2018): The Manitoba Museum is celebrating the Planetarium’s 50th anniversary this year. On May 15, 1968, thanks to the generosity of the Saiyde and Samuel Bronfman Foundation, the doors to the Planetarium star theatre were officially opened by Lieutenant Governor Richard Bowles – before the the Manitoba Museum, just after the March opening of the Concert Hall, and before the first moon landing. The Planetarium ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 3, 2018)   The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce The Asper Foundation’s support of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project with a donation of $400,000. The Museum is also happy to share the news that Gail Asper and Michael Paterson have made a personal $100,000 gift to the Project. The Renewal Project will see the renewal of 42% of the Museum’s galleries including ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 7, 2018): Canada’s triumphs, failures, and sacrifices are on display at the Manitoba Museum in a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society. Showcasing unforgettable images and thought-provoking texts, Snapshots of Canada opens on February 7, 2018, in the Museum’s Alloway Hall. From the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel to Paul Henderson’s winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series, ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2018): It’s all about sea-faring adventures at the Manitoba Museum these days. he Nonsuch Gallery is being renewed. A team of ship rigging experts will be attending to the ropes of the Nonsuch. A curator will talk about her “expedition tourism” adventure. A scale model of the Franklin Expedition’slong-lostt HMS Erebus wreck will be on display. It’s Not a Pirate Ship! Stories of Modern Day Rigging ...
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LIMITED TIME! Winnipeg, MB (January 18, 2018): The Manitoba Museum has received a scale model representing the wreck of HMS Erebus and its surrounding debris field, just as it was first seen by Parks Canada underwater archaeologists on September 2, 2014. The 1:40 scale model can be viewed in the Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery between January 26 and March 21, 2018. The model helps to tell the story of the Franklin ...
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