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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!

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.



Current Night Sky


Manitoba Skies – January 2023

2023’s first month brings a good view of most of the planets in the evening sky, a short-lived but intense meteor shower, and a few good opportunities to see the Moon close to a planet.

Solar System

Mercury disappears into the twilight glow early in the month, ending late December’s “parade of planets”. Towards the end of the month it reappears very low in the morning sky before sunrise.

Venus is low in the evening sky this month, very low in the southwest after sunset. Due to its brightness it is visible even when quite low. ON January 22 Venus passes close to Saturn.

Mars still shines brightly high in the sky in Taurus, above the V-shaped star cluster known as the Hyades. Although past its best, Mars is still bright and relatively large due to its closeness to Earth. The gibbous moon is near Mars on the night of January 3rd.

Jupiter is low in the southwest at the start of evening twilight, and sets before midnight. Still bright and beautiful, Jupiter shows off its four largest moons in binoculars and its amazing cloud belts in any telescope.

Saturn is very low in the southwest as darkness falls, and sets around 7 p.m. You’ll probably only notice it around January 21st through 23rd, when much brighter Venus is nearby and visible in the same binocular field of view.

Observer’s Calendar

All times are given in local time for anywhere around the world at mid-northern latitudes, unless it’s an event which occurs at a specific moment – then the time is given in Central Standard Time – the local time for Manitoba. All sky views are created with Stellarium software (stellarium.org).

Tue 3 Jan 2023 (evening sky): The waxing gibbous Moon is below Mars tonight.

Wed 4 Jan 2023 (evening sky): The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks early in the morning today, although the bright light from the nearly-full Moon will wash out most of the action. You can still expect as many as 20 meteors an hour in the hours before dawn.

Wed 4 Jan 2023: The Earth also reaches perihelion today, its closest point to the sun in its slightly-elliptical orbit.

Fri 6 Jan 2023: Full Moon

Sun 15 Jan 2023: Last Quarter

Sat 21 Jan 2023: New Moon

Sun 22 Jan 2023: Venus passes near Saturn in the evening sky, low in the southwest after sunset.

Mon 23 Jan 2023: The thin crescent moon joins Venus and Saturn in the evening sky.

Wed 25 Jan 2023: The crescent moon is below Jupiter in the evening sky.

Sat 28 Jan 2023: First Quarter Moon

Mon 30 Jan 2023: The gibbous moon passes just under Mars, a near-miss version of last month’s lunar occultation. THe pair are closest at about 11:30 p.m. Central time.

To find out when the International Space Station and the Tianhe Space Station passes over your location, visit Heavens Above and enter your location.