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Hours of Operation


All Attractions

Tuesday to Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm



See Planetarium show
schedule, here.


We look forward to seeing you!

Temporary disruption: From March 19 to 24 our elevator will be closed for servicing.
If you require an elevator to navigate the Museum, please visit our Accessibility page for an alternate access route.


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.


Upcoming Holiday Hours

Spring Break: Mar 25 – Apr 2
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm



The Inside Scoop: Curator-Led Tours


Join us on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 to take part in a series of in-person tours led by our esteemed Museum curators. These adult-oriented tours will give visitors an in-depth look at exhibits especially developed by Museum curators. Tours are 30-minutes long and 5-10 people in size. Light refreshments will be provided.

Members $5/ General Public $20

Access to the Museum Galleries is included in the ticket price.


Saturday March 5, 2022:

The People o’ the Prairies

Saturday March 5 @ 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Capacity: 10 people per tour
Hosted by Roland Sawatzky, Curator of History

This tour will look at the prairies as a home for many peoples over time, with thousands of years of continuous Indigenous habitation, followed by 200 years of Indigenous life that included European and then global migration.


Manitoba’s Tropical Past is Brought to Life

Saturday March 5 @ 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
Capacity: 10 people per tour
Hosted by Graham Young, Curator of Geology/Paleontology

View ancient marine Manitoba as though it’s a living world. Join the Curator of Ancient Seas – a multi-layered realistic animation, mounted on a huge curved screen that spans 7.5 metres to create the illusion of an undersea observatory. This exhibit depicts the Churchill area of Manitoba 450 million years ago, when it was a tropical coast near the equator. Extinct creatures such as giant cephalopods and trilobites are re-created, based on detailed scientific study of Manitoba fossils.


The Lost Expressionist

Saturday March 5 @ 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Capacity: 5 people per tour
Hosted by Celia Rabinovitch, Guest Curator for The Lost Expressionist

This new exhibition has been developed in collaboration with artist/curator Celia Rabinovitch highlighting pre-World War II photography captured by Nick Yudell. The exhibition is a visual narrative uncovering a lost photographer – a young man from the prairies who became a World War II hero. A compelling story of a youth’s life through a prism of his photographs, letters, and archival sources.


Sunday March 6, 2022:

Manitoba’s Endangered Prairies

Sunday March 6 @ 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Capacity: 10 people per tour
Hosted by Diana Bizecki-Robson, Curator of Botany

This tour of the new Prairies Gallery, visitors will learn about the wild plants and animals of the North American prairies, and why this ecosystem has become endangered.


Tracing Trade into the Past

Sunday March 6 @ 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
Capacity: 10 people per tour
Hosted by Kevin Brownlee, Curator of Archaeology

This tour focuses on early Pre-contact continental trade related to the prairies, Nakota/Pine Fort, and First Farmers of the prairies.