The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest, not-for-profit centre for heritage and science learning.

Welcome to The Manitoba Museum, the largest museum in Winnipeg!

This massive museum features exhibits on planetary and human history with bones, dioramas, and an onsite planetarium. It is renowned for its vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and diverse history, featuring 9 main interpretive galleries that allow you to travel back millions of years and journey through the rugged landscape of Manitoba. The galleries are set up to have you venture the land from North to South, moving from the icy arctic to the windswept prairies. The 3-D walk through the galleries will certainly keep you intrigued and entertained the entire way!

Some highlights of things you will see throughout the museum include the Nonsuch, a replica of the 17th-century sailing vessel by the same name, the massive Pliosaur skeleton and others featured in the Ultimate Dinosaurs (ending Sept 7, 2020) exhibit, and, of course, the onsite Planetarium. Inside the planetarium, you will see multimedia shows on the night sky and various hot topics in astronomy.

School groups will love the educational amenities here at the Manitoba Museum, with special programs for children of all ages, grades 1-12. Get hands-on demonstrations within the Science Gallery, see behind the scenes looks at selected exhibits, and enjoy a day of learning and fun!

*Note: this museum is located on Treaty 1 Land, which served as the homeland of the Metis Nation (Anishinaahg, Ininiwak, and Nakota).