The Manitoba Museum
The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest, not-for-profit centre for heritage and science learning. The museum is renowned for the vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and diverse history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits.
The Museum’s collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world. The nine interpretive galleries explore the interrelationship of people and their environment. Travel through millions of years as you journey from north to south across Manitoba’s vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies.
The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries. Highlights include the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th-century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920s.
The Planetarium features interactive multimedia shows that recreate the current night sky, explore various hot topics in astronomy, and highlight the latest space discoveries. From imaginative children’s shows to more sophisticated fare, the Planetarium shares the wonders of the universe with visitors of all ages.
Get interactive with dozens of hands-on exhibits in the Science Gallery. Push the limits of your imagination, put your senses to the test and explore science, technology and the world around you in an exciting, high-energy environment.
There are programs for schools to have an exciting day at the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery, and Planetarium. There are over 40 programs in English and French that cover a wide variety of curriculum points from Kindergarten to Grade 12. There is a list of programs designed for the different grade level on the web site.