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,
Living Prairie Museum News
Prairie Seed Collecting
As of 4PM, Sept 30: We're still going ahead with our collecting this evening.
We will be having our volunteer seed collecting events on Wednesdays this fall.
Sept. 16 - Living Prairie Museum Sept. 23 - Little Mountain Park: meet at the parking lot, S/E of Klimpke Rd/Farmer Ave for 6:00 pm. If you require transportation meet at Living Prairie Museum for 5:30 pm . Sept. 30 - Assiniboine Forest: meet at the Chalfont Rd./Grant Ave. entrance for 6:00 pm.
Collecting events begin at 6:00 pm. As always, you may keep some of the seeds you collect!
Please register in advance. Be sure to leave your phone number as our plans can change due to weather.
Eco Explore Manitoba
You can become an Eco Explorer by visiting the Living Prairie Museum!
Eco Explore Manitoba encourages everyone to show their love for the environment. Snap a selfie at three different Eco Explorer sites, post them on Instagram with #ecoexploremb, and receive your title as a Manitoba Eco Explorer. You'll also be eligible to win a prize package.
Take a selfie with our bison rubbing stone to enter!
You can visit www.ecoexploremb.com for more details and photos. Happy exploring!
Admission is Free
The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the
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
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.
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