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The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30acre) tall grass prairie preserve located inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home to over 160 species of prairie plants and a great array of prairie wildlife. Prior to European settlement, tall grass prairie covered one million square kilometres in central North America, stretching from Texas to southern Manitoba. Today, tall grass prairie is all but gone. In Manitoba only 1/20th of 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.

The goal of Living Prairie Museum is to provide awareness and conservation of natural areas, specifically tall grass prairie, through environmental education. To download a copy of our Environmental Education Brochure for print, click here.

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Volunteers Needed: Help Us Collect Prairie Seeds


We're looking for volunteers to help us collect seeds from our local tall grass prairie species. These seeds allow us to conserve native species and continue prairie restorations. We'll be collecting seed from our seed plots, the Living Prairie Museum, and other restorations within the city.

We will be having a collecting event on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 pm, location TBA.

If you're interested in starting your own patch of prairie, you can keep some of the seeds you collect!

Collecting is expected to take place every other Thursday (6 pm to dusk) throughout the fall.

Please contact us to register, and keep an eye on our website for updates.


Visit Us In The Fall!


We've switched to our fall schedule! The museum will be open to the public on Sundays, 10-5 pm, until October 12th.

School programs or group activities are still available by appointment.

Thank you for another great summer!

Admission is Free

The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the Prairie Crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower. During Crocus Day, usually the latter weekends in April (weather permitting), special programs and guided hikes are available to celebrate spring's arrival. The Interpretive Centre has displays on prairie history and ecology and a second story observation deck that offers a great view of the prairie. Books and wildflower seeds are available for purchase through our Prairie Bookstore.

Print yourself a self guided trail brochure & explore.

May to June - open Sundays only from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July - August - open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Interpretive Centre is located at:

2795 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3S4
Phone: 204-832-0167
Fax: 311
Everyone is welcome to visit the prairie year-round from dawn until dusk whether or not the Museum Interpretive Centre is open.  Self -guiding trail booklets are available at the front entrance to the Interpretive Centre.

Modified:  Tuesday, October 08, 2013  Top


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