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Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

Manitoba Museum Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

World’s Giant Dinosaurs
The Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs, runs all summer. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Museum is the first in Canada to receive accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

The accreditation certifies that the museum meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to ‘World’s Giant Dinosaurs’ at the Manitoba Museum

CONTEST: Win Passes to ‘World’s Giant Dinosaurs’ at the Manitoba Museum

World’s Giant Dinosaurs
The Manitoba Museum’s World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit runs May 19 to September 4. (HANDOUT)

Win passes to the brand new World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit at the Manitoba Museum!

The exhibit presents a touring collection of some of the world’s largest dinosaurs. Fossils, casts, robotics, videos, and other media are used to illustrate the story of how dinosaurs evolved to such immense sizes, and how they dominated life on land for well over 100 million years.

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Dinosaurs Everywhere: Two Exciting Exhibits Open for the Summer

Dinosaurs Everywhere: Two Exciting Exhibits Open for the Summer

Dinosaurs Alive!
Dinosaurs Alive! is back for another season at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — First, it was held over, and now it’s back for a second run. The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s wildly popular “Dinosaurs Alive!” exhibit has returned.

The zoo unveiled a new 13-metre long Tylosaurusdinosaur to join the 15 other life-size animatronic giants on Thursday.

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Manitoba Museum Offering Sleepover with Dinos

Manitoba Museum Offering Sleepover with Dinos

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‘World’s Giant Dinosaurs’ runs May 19 to September 4 at the Manitoba Museum.

How would you like to wake up underneath a Tyrannosaurus rex glaring down at you?

In its first public sleepover event, the Manitoba Museum is closing the doors and turning down the lights for “DinoSnores: A Night at the Museum.”

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Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

By Sarah Klein

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The newly-remodelled Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum is now open. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A newly expanded Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum now greets visitors after $5.8 million in renovations.

The 9,750-square-foot exhibit space is the museum’s newest jewel in a series of planned upgrades over the next several years.

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Louis Riel’s Walking Stick Part of New Exhibit at Manitoba Museum

Louis Riel’s Walking Stick Part of New Exhibit at Manitoba Museum

Louis Riel Walking Stick
A walking stick used by Louis Riel is one of the many items on display as part of a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new temporary exhibit commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday opened at the Manitoba Museum on Thursday.

“Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History” highlights iconic artifacts and specimens from the museum’s vast collection, as well as some loaned items including the seldom seen walking stick used by Louis Riel and a Treaty document dating to 1875.

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Victoria Cross on Display at Manitoba Museum

Victoria Cross on Display at Manitoba Museum

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The Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins is now on display at the Manitoba Museum. (HANDOUT)

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins is on display at the Manitoba Museum.

The medal is on display from now until December 4, 2016 in the museum foyer.

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Manitoba Museum Opening New LEGO Exhibit

Manitoba Museum Opening New LEGO Exhibit

Fort Gibraltar Lego
(DAN HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY)

WINNIPEG — Bricks, bricks and more bricks.

The Manitoba Museum is home to three new exhibits in the coming months, with the first focusing completely on LEGO.

Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks opens Friday, featuring more than 100,000 LEGO bricks for visitors to use to express their creativity. Several challenges will be available to test your imagination, including building a bridge that supports a certain weight, constructing a pulley chair, creating animals, vehicles, or communities — all using LEGO bricks.

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