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To help you get the most out of your next visit at the Manitoba Museum, we’ve included some details below:
The Manitoba Museum is located at 190 Rupert Avenue (at Main Street), across from Winnipeg’s City Hall and adjacent to the Centennial Concert Hall.
Loading Zone: Drop off or pick up at the Rupert Street doors.
Parking Options: There are several parking options available around the Museum. Please note that the Manitoba Museum does not own or operate any of the lots in the vicinity and public parking availability/pricing may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you need change for parking, please visit the Front Reception Desk in the foyer.
- Street metered parking along Rupert, Lily and Pacific streets allow for 2 hours of parking and take cash, card or pay by appon your smart phone. Street metered parking for 4 hours is available on Waterfront Drive, between MacDonald Avenue (close to Higgins Avenue) and Alexander Avenue. When visiting on weekends, street meter parking is free for 2 hours on Saturdays and is free all day on Sundays.
- Surface parking lots on Rupert and Alexander Streets take payment by cash only (quarters and dollar coins only)
- Indoor parkade at the Canada Games Sport For Life Centre on Pacific Street take payment by cash or card – more details here.
What can I do at the Museum?
The Manitoba Museum inspires personal discovery, appreciation, and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and the universe! The Museum Galleries are open, while the Planetarium and Science Gallery remain temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Open with some restrictions: All high-touch/interactive displays are temporarily unavailable. Boarding of the Nonsuch ship is temporarily unavailable as frequent sanitation would cause deterioration of this artifact.
The Museum experience highlights Manitoba’s human and natural history with dioramas and captivating stories. Set off on a thrilling journey and discovery the Nonsuch, a life-size replica ship. Watch a polar bear under the northern lights. Observe a Cree family as they gather food by a stream. Feel the wooden boardwalks of 1920s Winnipeg.
Featuring Digistar® technology, the Planetarium creates a new sense of depth to the known universe. Fly to familiar constellations and see them in new ways. Please note: Late entry and re-entry after a show has begun will not be permitted.
Explore the wonders of science as you take in a real, full-sized Winnipeg-made rocket! Build and race your creation on our Engineered for Speed four-car racetrack. Visitors of all ages will enjoy engineering challenges in the Brickyard, building with LEGO bricks!
The Manitoba Museum Shop offers a wide selection of unique, exclusive, and distinctive Manitoba products.
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Non-flash photography is welcome at the Manitoba Museum for personal use only in the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, and Planetarium. Photos in the Planetarium are only permitted before or after the show when the lights are up.
Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed in the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, or Planetarium during open hours for safety reasons.
Washrooms and Baby Changing Facilities
All available washrooms include baby change tables. Additional health and safety measures such as frequent cleaning of washrooms have been implemented to help protect staff and visitors.
- Foyer (Gender Neutral Washroom)
- Museum Galleries near the Nonsuch Gallery (Gender Neutral Washroom)
The Manitoba Museum is pleased to offer our visitors free Wi-Fi. Turn on the Wi-Fi settings on your device and select the “Museum Free Wi-Fi” network. No password is required to connect your device upon arrival.
Public Lockers and Coat Racks
Visitors are encouraged to carry their belongings with them during their visit, and leave any large items/valuables at home. Our full and half-size lockers are temporarily unavailable. The Manitoba Museum does not operate a coat check and is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Wheelchairs and Strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are sanitized between each use. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Security Desk in the Foyer.
Food and Drink
Snack/drink vending machines and the water bottle filler are available for visitor use and located in the Foyer. Many take-out and outdoor seating options are available within walking distance of the Museum (hours may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions). Please note that Festival Hall is temporarily closed and food and drink is not permitted inside the Museum Galleries.
The public payphone located in the foyer is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The closest ATM near the Museum is located at the RBC Royal Bank across the street from the Museum at Main Street and James Street (hours may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all day planning brochures are current unavailable. However, if you have a tourism question or need assistance planning your visit please let our front desk staff know.
Lost and Found
If you’ve lost something (such as your wallet or a personal item) during your visit, please go directly to the Security Desk or Front Reception Desk in the foyer and a staff member will assist you, or you can contact us at 204-956-2830 or [email protected].
Programs and Events
There’s always something more to discover at the Manitoba Museum! Visit our Programs & Events page for more information and to learn about our virtual programs and events.
There are a multitude of wonderful things to do in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Learn more about accommodations, shopping, arts and culture, and other great attractions through Tourism Winnipeg and Travel Manitoba.
We are updating this page frequently based on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines and safety protocols. As a result, content is subject to change without notice.