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Review of Manitoba Museum

Manitoba Museum
Ranked #6 of 194 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum provides ­a unique journey through the province of Manitoba, the world and the universe. Explore diverse ecological environments and blast off on an interactive tour of the current night sky.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've been to the Museum many times and could not wait to take my husband and grandchild. It was a full day and they both loved it. We also went to the planetarium and science centre. My six year old LOVED the science centre. The interactive stations included making your car and racing it and mirrored room. Displays of space food, sleeping chamber and many other space paraphernalia was fascinating. The museum itself is always intriguing with the Nonsuch ship, an old town which includes a silent movie theatre. My 6 year old grandson loved it!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

There are 3 components to this museum--a Manitoba History museum, a Science Museum and a planetarium. You can choose which museum(s) to visit. We chose the History and Science museums. It was $50 for our family of 4 to visit those two areas, and it wound up being well worth it. I was especially impressed with the "Manitoba History" museum part. I thought our kids (ages 8 and 10) would blow through it in 45 minutes and spend all the time in the science museum, but they really loved the fossils, the ancient seas underwater display, the Nonesuch sailing boat you can walk aboard, and the early 20th century city complete with many "buildings" to walk through and look at. We actually stopped in a "theatre" and watched 2 18-minute Charlie Chaplin shorts! Way more hands-on and experiential learning than I thought we'd find in this area. And the natural scenes with taxidermied animals were fascinating as well. We spent so long enjoying this part, we had to go out for lunch and come back for the Science area! The Science museum was small, but had some fun exhibits. We built and raced cars and had some fun experiences with mirrors and animation, but nothing super amazing. Fun enough, though!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were on a group tour with 35 people. They divided us into two groups. Our guide took us through and explained items very well. The mounted animals were very well presented.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had read in the visitor guide materials that this museum has won awards -- and having visited the museum we felt the accolades were deserved. We have visited a number of science and history museums in various parts of the US and Canada and without a doubt this museum is the best we've every visited.

We opted just to go through the history exhibits which took a couple hours. The exhibits are arranged in a unique way so that people are actually guided through them in a sequence. The artifacts on display are really excellent and the narratives are interesting. This is one that you will definitely want to put on your list of places to visit

1  Thank Diane459
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Manitoba Museum is a world class attraction. The signiture exhibit features a full size replica of the Nonsuch, the ship that led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company back in 1670. The ship was built using authentic 17th century tools to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the HBC, and you can actually go on it for a very authentic experience.

The Museum features a wide variety of exhibits, many of them interactive. A personal favourite is the recreation of downtown Winnipeg in the early years of the 20th century. You can enjoy old time movies, visit a dentist, a mission or a factory, and experience how the railway really did divide the city between the "old money" on the south side and the new immigrants on the north side.

This museum really is world class - a "must see".

1  Thank Robwil71
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