Explore a Winnipeg holiday tradition for all generations! The Children's Museum is pleased to be the home of the last original Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes Display from the ninth floor annex of the Eaton's downtown store - fully restored and open to the public for a limited time only.
Visitors of all ages will be delighted by the fifteen fun, fairytale vignettes (some of which can be traced back as early as the 1940s!) that make up this classic holiday favourite including Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Three Blind Mice, and more.
Please note that our standard museum admission policies will be in effect for this exhibition. The Children's Museum reserves the right to restrict admitting children unaccompanied by adults as well as adults unaccompanied by children.
Supporting Sponsors: Toromont CAT, Global Television, Prairie Public, and 103.1 Virgin Radio   
Exhibit Support: Antex Western Ltd., Terracon Development Ltd. 


The Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes are a traditional holiday favourite for generations of Winnipeggers. We are pleased to honour that tradition by offering guided tours of the exhibition to guests of all ages every* Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019 at 11:00AM and 2:00PM. Guided Exhibition Tours are included in general museum admission during the holiday season or are available for $5.00 (plus GST) per person. 
*Tours will not be available on December 24 and 31 due to holiday closure and the Top Hats & Tiaras Family New Year's Eve Event.


Every Monday until the end of April, join us for a fun-filled morning and afternoon of stimulating play for our youngest visitors, aged 0-4! We provide tailored crafts to help develop fine motor skills, activities that aid in dramatic play, and a very special story time.
January's Theme: Starstruck Explorers
What can we see when we look up at the night sky? What mysteries hide within our universe? Join us as we suit up and blast off in a series of outer space adventures!
  • January 7: The Littlest Aliens
  • January 14: Perfect Planets
  • January 21: 3...2...1...Blast Off!
  • January 28: Twinkle Twinkle

JANUARY 24, 2019

The Children's Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with our upcoming programming and events. Are you fun, creative, and interested in making a difference? Help spark kids' creative learning - become a Children's Museum volunteer today or share this message with someone you know! 
Volunteer Program Supporter: Payworks


In February, the storytelling fun never stops! Join us as we celebrate I Love To Read month! We'll be celebrating our love of reading with a variety of crafts, activities, and special guests. Programming runs from 11:00AM - 3:00PM each Saturday and Sunday.  
While you're here, be sure to record what you've read as you help our friendly I Love To Read caterpillar grow around our Welcome Centre and enter a draw for your chance to win an I Love To Read gift basket!
Click here to learn more. 

Event Sponsor: TD

FEBRUARY 9, 2019  

Part of our Explore-Abilities Access Program, join us on Saturday, February 9 for an Explore-Abilities Morning - a sensory-friendly museum experience designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility!

Explore-Abilities Access Program Supporters: The Bertram Austin Goodman, May Easton McLaren Goodman, and Dorothy Jean Goodman Foundation

FEBRUARY 13, 2019  

Attention Teachers!

What do you do with an idea? How can you use what you've learned to make the world a better place? This February 13th, answer these questions and celebrate all that your students have learned with our newly revamped 100th Day Of School program!

Come together as a class to contribute to our gigantic, collaborative display in the museum galleries, take home tiny pals housing all your nuggets of learning, and a class photo to celebrate your visit!

FEBRUARY 18, 2019  

At the Children's Museum, Louis Riel Day is the opportunity to celebrate French Canadian Culture! The festivities run from 11:00AM - 3:00PM! Kick things off with a performance from l'Ensemble Folklorique de la Rivière Rouge at 11:00AM. Enjoy our special themed crafts, activities, and French story times throughout the day! Don't miss our very special Franco-Fun Day!
Au Children's Museum, la Journée de Louis Riel est l'occasion de célébrer la culture franco-canadienne! Le 18 février, les festivités se tiendront de 11 à 15h! Commencez la journée avec une performance de  l'Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière Rouge à 11h, et profiter de nos bricolages, activités, et de nos histoires en français pendant la journée. Ne manquez pas l'occasion d'une journée de fun en français lors de notre Franco-Fun Day!

MARCH 25 - 29, 2019   

Registration is officially open for our 2019 Spring Break Day Camp: Adhesive Adventures! Join us for five days of fun with our Spring Break Line-Up, games, crafts, special visitors, time in the galleries, and more. Each day has a different theme.

The Children's Museum Day Camp is now open to children in Kindergarten through Grade 4.

Manitoba Children's Museum
45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4T6

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