The Manitoba Children's Museum, opened in 1983, is housed in the historic Kinsmen building, formerly Canadian National Railroad's engine repair depot. There are several exhibits at the museum stimulating the interest of young children, and encouraging their imagination. During the Christmas season, the museum has a Santa's Village and magnificent lighting display..
Since there is so much for children to see and do in the Manitoba Children's Museum, here are some of the recommended highlights:
1. Spring Break Day Camp is a special event for children that features fun-filled days with workshops and a variety of activities that invigorate their bodies and stimulate their minds, and includes field trips and many activities.
2. Each month has its own Project du Jour which includes crafts such as yogurt cup circle paintings, tie-dyed painted shamrocks, hand painted tulips, bunny ears, and many other projects to keep young minds stimulated.
3. Creation Station allows kids to dig through over a dozen bins of arts and crafts supplies and construct anything they can imagine and build. Kids can choose to take their masterpieces home or leave them on display to encourage others.
4. Movie Nights actually occur on Saturday's at 4:00 in the afternoon and encourage viewers to eat, relax and enjoy a movie that is generally not available in mainstream theatres.
5. There are many special exhibits during the year that stimulate learning and curiosity.
The Manitoba Children's Museum is a great place for kids that stimulate their minds and make learning fun and remarkable.