We offer daycare groups a tailored selection of “flash visit” programs designed to give children a sampling of life in the good ol’ days. Daycare programs are available Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each program includes a 15-minute tour, focusing on exhibits relevant to your chosen 30-minute activity. Choose one activity for a short visit or extend your stay by choosing two activities.
$3.50 for one program / $5 for two programs
What represents Manitoba to you? Symbols like the Bison, Red River Cart and Beaver are all around us! Come make your own Manitoba flag.
Try your hand at making – and tasting – some homemade butter.
Discover what it was like to be a voyageur during your own canoe voyage, relay race style!
Come play croquet and horse shoes and learn about these traditional games.
Doing the laundry is much more interesting when you do it with a washboard and some good ol’ elbow grease!
Fur Trading Blankets (NWCo & HBC)
Learn why blankets were very popular in the fur trading era and paint your own sample to take home.
Quill Pen Writing
Write your name or the alphabet using a goose quill and ink, just like kids in school a hundred years ago.
Learn about the Ceinture Fléchée and make a finger woven friendship bracelet.
Learn about the ancient art of embroidery and make a sample to take home.