About The Manitoba Museum
Opened in 1932 as the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, today The Manitoba Museum is the largest not-for-profit heritage and science centre in Manitoba and is the recipient of many awards.
What to Do at The Manitoba Museum?
The Museum features nine permanent galleries that tell the story of Manitoba, and a Discovery Room that’s updated every six months with new, never-before-seen treasures. The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries.
The nine Galleries are the Arctic/Sub-Arctic Gallery where you can watch a polar bear savour his kill under the Northern Lights, enjoy the beauty of a pristine Boreal Forest as it appeared hundreds of years ago at the Borreal Forest Gallery, or trace Manitoba’s geological history at the Earth History Gallery. Head over to the Grasslands Gallery to learn abput European settlement of the Red River region. Telling the story of the fur trading empire is the HBC (Hudson Bay Company) Gallery; Stroll the waterfront of 17th century England at the Nonsuch Gallery. See the 27-metre long wrap around painted mural at the Parklands Gallery, while the Orientation Gallery sketches the interrelationship between human and the natural environment and Urban Gallery will transport you back to an autumn evening in 1920. From the animate underwater ‘Ancient Seas’ to an autumn evening in 1920 to exploring the space, the Museum takes you on an unforgettable journey.
The Planetarium offers a variety of shows for all ages, while the Science Gallery makes learning fun with tons of interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities.
If you haven’t visited the museum for some time, be sure to go for a visit soon. The Earth History Museum has acquired a new exhibit: Pliosaur, one of the largest marine reptiles of the dinosaur era! Meet this 90-million year old fossil and skeletal replica at the Dino Dig Discovery Room. In addition, the Museum holds many interesting temporary exhibitions from time to time.
The Manitoba Museum has a great variety of special programs for visitors of all ages.
When to visit The Manitoba Museum?
Winter Hours: Tuesday – Friday |10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays |11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Closed Monday (Except Holidays)
Summer hours: Daily | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays: 5 pm – 9 pm*
*Science Gallery and Planetarium Closed 5-9pm.
*Nonsuch Gallery will be closed June 6 from 5-9 pm. Museum Galleries closed August 1st from 5-9 pm. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Holiday Hours vary. Closed on Easter Monday and Christmas Day.
Time required to visit:
2 – 4 hrs, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit The Manitoba Museum?
Admission: Each area of The Manitoba Museum (Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium) is called an “area”. You can choose what area(s) you want to see; the more areas you visit the more you save!
Prices do not include GST. Prices include $0.50 c0ntribution to Museum’s New Exhibition Fund
How to get tickets?
Online / At the Door
How to get to The Manitoba Museum?
Address: 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2
Lat: 49.9003532378 Lon: -97.1369470903
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Parking: Parking lot, Street parking. There are several parking options available:
- On Rupert and Alexander Avenues, there are surface lots with some casual parking available. The Alexander Avenue lot has a coin-only dispensing machine, so plan to bring quarters and dollar coins with you. There are also two surface lot on Lily Street with casual stalls available.
- In terms of large, multi-level parking, the available options are The Winnipeg Health Regional Authority Parkade (Main @ Logan) and the Rorie Street Parkade, located at 170 McDermot Avenue.
- On Rupert Avenue and surrounding streets there is metered parking available for up to 2 hours.
- On Waterfront drive, between MacDonald Avenue (close to Higgins Avenue) and Alexander Avenue there is metered street parking where you can park your car for up to 4 hours. If you are planning on a longer visit, this may be the most efficient place to park.
- The Winnipeg Parking Authority provides 2 hours of free on-street parking on Saturdays and on-street parking is free on Sundays.
Public Transit Accessible.
What about amenities and accessibility?
Wheelchair Accessibility: Partially Accessible. Nonsuch Ship, 2nd level of Earth History and Urban galleries are not accessible by wheelchair
Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the exhibits or in the labs for security reasons.
Wash rooms near the lobby.
No cafe. But a lunch room can be used by visitors bringing own food.
Drink machines and snack machines are located in Festival Hall on the main level of the Museum and in the Concourse on the lower level.
Tall and small lockers are located in the Concourse on the lower level and keys available for $1 (non-refundable) at both box offices.
The Manitoba Museum Shop offers a wide selection of unique, exclusive, and distinctive Manitoba products.