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This article was published 18/2/2015 (764 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Manitoba Children’s Museum is located at 45 Forks Market Road in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, just about 20 minutes away from Transcona.
For more than 30 years now the Kids’ Museum, as it’s popularly known, has been a place for children and their families to happily learn and play.
The MCM currently features a 12 permanent galleries. Hands-on exhibits include but are not limited to: The Splash Lab, a very impressive water table; the Pop M’Art, an area dedicated to arts and crafts; the Lasagna Lookout, an awesome play structure; the Illusion Tunnel, which features stairs and a groovy slide; the Tot Spot, a delightful space for younger visitors. And the Junction 9161/Engine House, a refurbished train (and an important part of our shared Canadian heritage).
In addition, the Manitoba Children’s Museum frequently hosts special events and temporary exhibits.
The MCM will host its annual Halloween Howl on Oct. 25, where kids can trick-or-treat in a safe, indoor environment and have some ghoulish fun.
The Children’s Museum will also host Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes from mid-November through mid-January, which features displays of classic fairytales and nursery rhymes.
The Kids’ Museum is a great place for children to have fun, to learn, be active and to socialize with other children. It is also a wonderful place for families enjoy quality time together.
The museum is open seven days a week (with some exceptions). Mini Mondays are devoted to younger visitors. Admission fee is $10 per person, regardless of age.
It should be noted the Kids’ Museum neighbours the Variety Heritage Adventure Playground at The Forks.
This is an outdoor playground, suitable for children and their families, which presents the history of The Forks area. Select adventure zones include The First Peoples, The Fur Trade, The Métis, The Settlers, The Metropolis and so on.
The Adventure Park is open daily from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting) and is free to all.
For more info, see childrensmuseum.com or telephone 204-924-4000.
Darlene Litchie is a community correspondent for Transcona.