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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.

Attention to Pet Owners
A reminder this is an On-Leash Park, please remember to clean up after your pets.

Living Prairie Museum News

Tick Talk - Blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease

Back by popular demand! Join us for a special lecture on ticks and Lyme disease with Dr. Richard Baydack, Director of Communicable Disease Control, Manitoba Health.

Nice weather means more time outdoors. But, that extra time outside increases your likelihood of crossing paths with blacklegged ticks. Learn how to identify this tick, how to spot the symptoms of Lyme disease, and how to reduce your exposure to ticks as you enjoy your summer.

Seating is very limited. Please call 204-832-0167 to reserve your seat.


Prairie Plant Sales

Join us for our annual native plant sales with Prairie Flora! Please see prairieflora.com for a list of available species and pre-order information.

May 193:00 - 6:00 PM
May 2010:00 - 4:00 PM
May 2110:00 - 4:00 PM
May 2810:00 - 4:00 PM
June 2510:00 - 4:00 PM

Adventure through Winnipeg with a Heritage Passport!

The 8 Winnipeg civic museums have joined together to offer an exciting adventure through Winnipeg's Heritage. The "I ❤ Our Heritage" Pass is your passport to Winnipeg's diverse heritage. Visit all 8 museums, get your passport stamped and be entered to WIN prizes!

How it works:

  • Pick up your free "I ❤ Our Heritage" passport from any of the 8 civic museums.
  • Visit all 8 civic museums and get your passport stamped between May 27th and September 2nd.
  • Once your passport is full, fill out the entry form on the bottom and leave it at your last location. All museums will have entry boxes.
  • Draw will be made on September 16th.

Where to get a passport:

  • Transcona Museum, 141 Regent Ave W.
  • Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, 494 Tache Ave
  • Seven Oaks House Museum, 50 Mac St.
  • Winnipeg Police Museum, 245 Smith Street
  • Ross House Museum, 140 Meade St. N.
  • The Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Ave
  • Historical Museum of St. James, 3180 Portage Ave
  • Grant's Old Mill, 2777 Portage Ave

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 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.
September - Thanksgiving - open Sundays only 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 Praire Museum, please visit www.friendsoflivingprairie.org.
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