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Family friendly museums

Kids will learn something new and have fun doing it at one of these museums, open all year long. 

Manitoba Agricultural Museum

Provincial Trunk Hwy 34, Austin

There's something for all to do year-round at this museum. Walk through more than 20 heritage buildings, complete with artifacts, and see agricultural equipment from years past.

 

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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

300 Commonwealth Way, Brandon

Dedicated to the memory of the airmen from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, this museum lets you get up-close-and-personal with real airplanes.

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New Iceland Heritage Museum

94 1 Ave., Gimli

In the late 1800s, Icelandic settlers dubbed their new home of Gimli "New Iceland." Find out how New Iceland came to be through exhibits, workshops and programs. 

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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

111 Gilmour St., Morden

This museum houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada and the largest mosasaur in the world. Kids can even take part in a real fossil dig. 

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Mennonite Heritage Village

231 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12, Steinbach

Travel back in time to the early 1900s in this Russian Mennonite village and explore a fully operational Dutch windmill.   

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Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park

186 Air Force Way, Winnipeg

At the outdoor Air Park (open year round), you'll see 14 aircraft - including the only Challenger on display in Canada. The museum is open Monday to Friday during summer only. 

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Focusing solely on the evolution, celebration and future of human rights, this museum offers guides to help children of all ages make the most of their visit.  

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Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre

61 Carlton St., Winnipeg

As the restored home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, former Premier of Manitoba, Dalnavert offers a peek at life during the turn of the 19th century. 

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Fire Fighters' Museum of Winnipeg

141 Regent Ave. W, Winnipeg

This old fire hall, built in 1904, gives visitors a peek at how fire halls once operated. Check out the vintage fire trucks and horse-drawn hose wagon - a far cry from modern technology.

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Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia

3180 Portage Ave., Winnipeg

This 1856 farm house offers a glimpse at how pioneers lived. A historic municipal hall building and interpretive centre give visitors a greater understanding of life during that era. 

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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

494 Taché Ave., Winnipeg

Learn about Francophone and Métis heritage, and take part in fun crafts and traditional games during the museum's family fun days and special programs.  

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Living Prairie Museum

2795 Ness Ave., Winnipeg

Snowshoe and learn about our prairies in the winter, and take in the sight of prairie plants, educational programs and festivals in the summer. Bonus: there's a park for kids to play, too!

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Manitoba Children's Museum

45 Forks Market Rd., Winnipeg

Kids love to learn and explore at this interactive museum, featuring a giant rainbow slide, water table, lasagna tower and even a real train. 

 

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Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

680 Harrow St., Winnipeg

Learn about Manitoba's electrical history, from the pre-electricity days of the late 1800s to our present and future developments. 

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Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Ave., Winnipeg

Build and race your own race car in the kid-centred Science Gallery, take in a starry show at the Planetarium, and learn about Manitoba's history in the many museum galleries.

 

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Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg

Learn about those who shaped the history of sports in Manitoba. This museum features artifacts like uniforms and sports gear used by celebrated Manitoba athletes throughout the ages.   

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Royal Canadian Mint

141 Regent Ave. W, Winnipeg

Where else can you hold a gold bar worth over $700,000? The Royal Canadian Mint's coin museum offers plenty of interactive learning activities. 

 

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St. Vital Museum

600 St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg

Visit this old police station and fire hall, where you'll see artifacts such as the ​original 1939 Fargo pumper truck used by the St. Vital Fire Brigade. 

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Transcona Museum

141 Regent Ave. W, Winnipeg

Dedicated to the history of the Transcona community, this museum ​is open year-round with special family programming - such as crafts and scavenger hunts - during the summer months. 

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Winnipeg Police Museum

245 Smith St., Winnipeg

Check out a real jail cell from the early 1900s and tons of other artifacts showcasing the history of police work in Winnipeg. 

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Winnipeg Railway Museum

123 Main St., Winnipeg

See real trains and learn about the rail history in the region. ​There's also a small play area for children with a train table and colouring books.

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