Manitoba Museum Expands Hours | Winnipeg solar

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The Manitoba Museum, known for its impressive display of Manitoba’s rich and diverse history, planetarium shows and scientific exhibits, has announced extended opening hours for August.

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The museum’s galleries are open from August 6, Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discover and explore

Claudette Leclerc, executive director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum, said Manitobans and those visiting the province are looking for safe and meaningful summer activities.

“A full exploration of the history and nature of this province at the Manitoba Museum does just that,” she said in a press release

Regarding COVID-19 public health measures, museum staff are working hard to protect museum visitors and artifacts by following COVID-19 containment guidelines for the restoration of services. In addition to providing hand sanitization stations, the museum will also increase general cleaning and disinfection.

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To reduce the possibility of COVID-19 spreading, the museum is encouraging visitors to use contactless payment methods or buy tickets online and download the digital visitor card to guide their museum experience. Social distancing is promoted through floor markings and signage. Interactive exhibits are not accessible. Visitors cannot view the reconstructed 17th century ship as this exhibition requires special care.

Museum visitors can enter and exit 190 Rupert Avenue. Visitors are asked to self-check for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving at the museum.

For more information on preparing for a museum visit and a full list of COVID-19 logs, visitors are strongly encouraged to visit the Plan My Visit page on the Manitoba Museum website.

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