About Manitoba Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum is housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility, built 1889, in Western Canada.
What to Do at Manitoba Children’s Museum?
Nurture the imagination of your children at the Manitoba Children’s Museum. With twelve permanent galleries presenting various displays and interactive activities, this Museum is a treasure trove of learning and fun. The Permanent Galleries are: The Engine House, Illusion Tunnel, Junction 9161, Lasagna Lookout, Mellow Marsh, Milk Machine, Pop M’art, Splash Lab, Story Line, Time Squared, Tot Spot, Tumble Zone.
Kids are going to love the milking machine and climbing and exploring the various displays. Build your own cityscape, go on a ride as you enjoy the outerspace to the deep sea, learn how to run a train, and more. Be sure to check out this place as they also host travelling exhibitions from time to time.
The museum also conducts Spring & Summer Day Camps and hosts birthday parties.
When to visit Manitoba Children’s Museum?
Hours: Sunday – Thursday | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM; Friday – Saturday | 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Extended Summer Hours: July 1 – September 5 | Daily | 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed for 4 days immediately following Labour Day and December 24 & 25.
- New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2021) – CLOSED
- Louis Riel Day (Monday, February 15, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Good Friday (Friday, April 2, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Easter Monday (Monday, April 5, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Victoria Day (Monday, May 24, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Canada Day (Thursday, July 1, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Terry Fox Day (Monday, August 2, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Labour Day (Monday, September 6, 2021) – Open from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Time required to visit:
1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit Manitoba Children’s Museum?
Admission: $11.00 (+ GST) per person
How to get tickets?
At the Door
How to get to Manitoba Children’s Museum?
Located at The Forks, in the heart of downtown Winnipeg at 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4T6
Lat: 49.8874944799 Lon: -97.1286454249
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Free parking is available at The Forks.
There is excellent public transit service via Winnipeg Transit to The Forks site.
Parking: Daily, hourly, and free three-hour parking – including identified handicap stalls close to all facilities – for Forks visitors. Bicycle commuters can find free bicycle parking at a number of locations around The Forks.
What about amenities and accessibility?
Wheel chair accessible
Stroller and wheelchair rentals are available (refundable deposit required).
Explore-Abilities resources including: sunglasses, fidget toys, and ear defenders as well as access to a designated quiet zone apart from museum galleries (available upon request)
Wash rooms/ family friendly. Change tables located in men’s, women’s and family washrooms. Private nursing room with change table
Change tables and an area for snacks are provided. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at Shop and the Beanstalk coffee bar. For full meals, there are several restaurants located on site at The Forks.
Storage lockers ($1 non-refundable)