Programs & Workshops

The Manitoba Museum offers immersive learning and discovery through an exciting array of workshops designed to engage, educate, and inspire. Whether you’re interested in delving into culture, nature, or science, there’s a workshop for every curious mind.

These unique, curated experiences offer a unique opportunity to connect with the rich cultural and natural heritage of Manitoba and embark on an unforgettable journey of learning, skill-building, and cultural exploration that will leave you with a deeper understanding of our past and a fresh perspective on our future. Participate in our dynamic workshops and discover the stories that shape our world.


Now & Then: A Journey in Time

Photograph of two adults looking into a butterflies and insects display case on a blue background. Text reads, "Now & Then / A Journey in Time".

Now & Then: A Journey in Time is a program that encourages people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore the Manitoba Museum’s many collections.

During four lively sessions led by a Museum Learning Facilitator, participants will explore old memories and create new ones through objects, activities, and stimulating discussions. Each session highlights one of the Museum’s distinct galleries.

Now & Then is a joint offering of the Manitoba Museum and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. It allows people with dementia and their care partners to try new experiences in a supportive environment.

Sessions of 90 minutes take place in the afternoon and participants are welcome to explore the Museum Galleries before or after the program.

Four Sessions:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm


Fees Per Pair: General $84* / Members $79*

Register today!


For information, please contact Corinne Antoniuk at or 204-988-0671.

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*Pricing includes taxes.

Image: © Manitoba Museum/Ian McCausland

Workshop: Introduction to Quillwork with Tashina

Sunday, April 28, 2024 • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A photograph on a yellow background of a jewelry bust with a colourful quillwork pendant. Text reads, "Introduction to Quillwork".

Traditional practices have origins that are spiritual and material, and many have histories that are thousands of years old. Quillwork is no exception. This workshop will respectfully explore this beautiful and intricate practice.

This one-day workshop will explore the practice of preparing, dying and working with quills. Beginner to intermediate quill workers are welcome to participate. In this experience, you will be able to work with quills to create your own decorative pendant using the wrapping method. All materials will be provided to create a quillwork pendant and necklace. The workshop will also include a unique opportunity to tour the Museum Galleries and a behind-the-scenes experience that will allow you to view some of the Manitoba Museum’s collection of historical quillwork.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; light refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Fees: General Public $95* / Museum Members $90*

Register today!


*Pricing includes taxes.


About the Artist

Tashina Houle-Schlup is a 25-year-old Anishinaabe woman with ancestral ties to Ebb & Flow FN, Manitoba. Tashina has been deeply immersed in Indigenous art forms throughout her life, with a special focus on the exquisite art of quillwork. Under the name “Quillwork by Tashina,” she runs her own small business, where she skillfully crafts modern pieces like earrings alongside traditional creations such as moccasins, bags, and knife cases.

What captivates Tashina about quillwork is its profound connection to the land, as it, in its traditional form, relies solely on natural and sustainable materials. This ancestral craft has been cherished and passed down through generations long before the arrival of European influence.

In 2021, Tashina successfully completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Brandon University, further enriching her knowledge and understanding of cultural heritage. Currently, she holds the esteemed position of Head of Indigenous Programming & Engagement at the Manitoba Museum, where she continues to promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous communities.



For more information, please contact Corinne at