The Manitoba Museum will soon unveil its new Aschkibokahn diorama in the Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery.
Visitors will see a mini replica of an ancient Native camp site located on Lake Winnipegosis in Western Manitoba, which follows an Anishinaabe family of the late Woodland period about 800 years ago as they move across the land from winter to summer.
The exhibit combines the work architects, designers, exhibit artists, production staff and curators. Complete with a 27-metre long wrap-around painted mural, the exhibit is one of the many dramatic scenes to be discovered in the 10,000-square-foot gallery.
Also featured is a unique salt springs environment, a limestone cave housing hundreds of handmand hibernating bats, masses of lifelike red-garter snakes writhing in a Narcisse area limestone sinkhole, fishing area, and programming areas for visitors and school groups.
The diorama will open Thursday, January 16 and be accessible during regular museum hours.