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Hours of Operation

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All Attractions
Tuesday to Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm

Monday
Closed

 

See Planetarium show
schedule, here.

 

Museum Shop
Saturday & Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm

 

We look forward to seeing you!


Face masks are strongly recommended for all visitors
(age 5+) at the Manitoba Museum.


Click for Holiday Hours
Hours of operation vary for different holidays.

 

Rentals

Tables and chairs setup inside Manitoba Musuem.

The Manitoba Museum is unique in Canada, as it is the only heritage and science centre to offer a combination of world-class history galleries along with a science gallery and planetarium theatre.

Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the Manitoba Museum is the perfect location for any function or event.

Offering a magnificent state-of-the-art event hall, with built-in technical capabilities and lighting options, we will help you transform the space for your special event.

From our unique spaces to our experienced event staff, the Manitoba Museum provides one-of-a-kind facilities for conferences, dinners, receptions, weddings, or business or private. From 25 to 1,200, formal or informal, business or private, your event will be unforgettable when you host it here!

 

Features & Amenities

Maximize your experience by packaging any rentals with the following services:

  • Learn and explore the Museum Galleries at your own pace or with a guided experience.
  • Get inspired by fire and explosions with a science demonstration or simply explore the hands-on fun in the Science Gallery.
  • Think outside the galaxy! Take a journey through space in the Planetarium.
  • Experience challenging and interactive team-building activities.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Download PDF Facility Rentals Brochure.

Chef at Manitoba Museum showcasing food display.

Museum Galleries

Make your event historic!

The Manitoba Museum’s nine galleries feature immersive dioramas and sweeping recreations that will send you back in time.

Telling the story of Manitoba- first, setting the scene with our ancient past, then taking the visitor through regions from north to south – an adventure awaits your guests at every turn; observe a polar bear under the Northern Lights, walk beside a waterfall set in the Boreal Forest as a Cree family gathers food, step aboard a 17th-century life-size replica ship, or meander along the boardwalk of 1920s Winnipeg… and so much more!

Capacity:

  • Up to 1200 guests for standing receptions
  • Seated dinners for up to 40 guests.

Features:

Experience a one-of-a-kind standing reception with various food and beverages stations throughout the Manitoba Galleries.

  • Host private dinners for up to 40 guests.
  • Scavenger hunt through the Museum Galleries
  • Enjoy a guided experience or visit at your own pace.

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Inside private dinner at Manitoba Museum.

Science Gallery

Make your event fun!

Engage your guests by having them test out the universal laws of science and explore the wonders of technology and illusion.

Whether your guests face building challenges with LEGO® bricks, saving Lake Winnipeg through a state-of-the-art game simulation or building and racing a race car – it’s undeniable that hands-on learning is fun for everyone!

Capacity:

  • Up to 200 guests

Features:

  • Team-building activities
  • Science Demonstration
  • Events can be easily combined with Planetarium access
  • Built-in sound system
  • Wifi access

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Guests viewing science display at Manitoba Museum.

Planetarium

Make your event stellar!

Imagine placing your corporate logos amongst the stars or seeing it planted on Mars! With Digistar® technology, the universe is available to explore in any given location through live presentations. Enjoy shows from our selection of available presentations or let us customise a presentation for you.

Live speaker presentations, delivered from the built-in stage, can be projected on the dome for all to see. Make your event shine in the comfort of the Planetarium Theatre.

Capacity:

  • Reclined theatre seats for 237 guests

Other:

  • All new Digistar® Technology
  • Built-in sound system
  • Permanent circular upholstered seating
  • Built-in stage

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Planetarium at Manitoba Museum.

Alloway Hall

Alloway Hall offers 9,750 square feet of quality event space.

Your guests will be wowed with the natural lighting and beautiful view of the Steinkopf Gardens next to the modernist architecture of the Centennial Concert Hall.

Capacity:

  • Dinner for 500 guests
  • Receptions for 600 guests
  • Theater-style seating for up to 500 guests.

Features:

  • Two ceiling heights: 13 feet and 26 feet
  • Wifi and/or Ethernet access
  • Built-in LED “light wash” options for all walls (controls available by colour and customized by quadrant)
  • 13-foot tall windows (partial or black out curtains available)
  • Built-in spot lightning available throughout
  • Portable exhibit walls available to divide the space for multi-use event.

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

View of Alloway Hall at Manitoba Museum.

Festival Hall

The perfect spaces for your next event. Festival Hall’s 6000 square foot venue is a wonderful space for meetings, networking events, receptions or weddings.

Recently renovated, this space offers floor to ceiling windows on both the north and south wall, offering great views of Main Street and our own Planetarium dome on the plaza. 

Capacity:  

  • Dinners for up to 100 guests
  • Reception events for up to 250 guests
  • Theatre Style seating for up to 150 guests 

Features: 

  • New ACT (Acoustic Ceiling Tiles) for increased noise control
  • New LED dimmable ceiling edge lights 
  • New exhibit track lighting with LED light heads
  • WiFi access
  • Audio/visual services upon request

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

View of Festival Hall at Manitoba Museum.

Nonsuch & HBC Galleries

Stroll the waterfront of 17th-century England, where the two-masted ketch, Nonsuch, awaits high tide and a voyage into history. In 1668, the original Nonsuch sailed into Hudson Bay in search of furs. Built in England to celebrate the tricentennial of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1970, the Nonsuch is considered one of the finest replicas in the world, and sailed 14,000 kilometres of salt and fresh water before finding a home at the Museum.

Capacity:

  • Dinners for up to 32 guests
  • Cocktail reception for up to 150 guests

Features:

  • Guided tour aboard the Nonsuch
  • Behind the Scenes tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection
  • Access to the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Gallery piece at the Nonsuch Gallery at Manitoba Museum.

Auditorium

The Auditorium is handsomely lined with wood panelling and has a separate stage entry and green room access. Built-in projector and sound system allows for an easy set-up. Space in the concourse is available for registration tables.

Capacity:

  • Seats up to 237 guests

Features:

  • Multi-media capabilities
  • 12-foot projections screen
  • Racked upholstered seating
  • House lights
  • WiFi access
  • Raised stage

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Inside the auditorium at Manitoba Museum.

Library

Floor-to-ceiling windows, the natural lighting in the Library and the Main Street view make day-long workshops so much more enjoyable.

Capacity:

  • up to 32 guests

Features:

  • Multi-media capabilities
  • Large screen monitor
  • WiFi access

If you are interested in planning your event in this space, please contact our Rentals Facility Department at [email protected] or 204-988-0665.

Inside the library at the Manitoba Museum.

 

Looking for that WOW factor for your next event? The Manitoba Museum offers one of the province’s most spectacular venues.

Download PDF Facility Rentals Brochure.

 

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