Welcome to Living Prairie Museum
The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30 acre) tall grass prairie preserve located inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home ot 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. Download a copy of our Environmental Education Brochure.
Attention to Pet Owners
A reminder this is an On-Leash Park, please remember to clean up after your pets.
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Monarch Butterfly Festival
Join us for the Living Prairie Museum's 12th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival!
Sunday, July 15th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free.
This all-ages event has many activities to enjoy. Presentations by local scientists, storytelling, displays of live monarchs, crafts, guided hikes, a native prairie plant sale with Prairie Flora and more!
Receive one free milkweed per family while quantities last.
Be sure to bring a t-shirt to silk screen our newest festival design!
Please contact the museum if you would like to volunteer.
Thursday Theme Days
Free, family Theme Days take place on Thursdays, July 5th to August 23rd, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Activities include a presentation on a prairie topic followed by an activity. Our one-hour programs are best suited for ages 5 - 11. Please dress for the conditions!
Registration is available two weeks prior to each Theme Day. Friends of the Living Prairie Museum members may register at any time. Registration is limited to families - child care groups may book an education program by appointment.
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The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the Prairie Crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower. 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 your self 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.
For more information regarding history, videos, and herbarium, please visit www.livingprairie.org
To become a Friend of the Living Prairie Museum, please visit www.friendsoflivingprairie.org
For a walk through the prairie past, including historical photography, please visit www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/a-walk-through-the-prairie-past-the-history-of-the-living-prairie-museum/