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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.

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Prairie Planting Workshops

Instructor John Morgan of Prairie Habitats Inc. will teach you how to successfully grow native prairie plants at home. Find out how prairie species can be included in your landscape designs, and why using native plant material is important for biodiversity and conservation.

Workshops include a presentation, discussion, and seed prep demonstration. Prairie seeds will be available onsite.

Call to register for one of the following sessions:

Saturday, April 15th9:30 - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, April 18th6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 30th1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 2nd6:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 6th9:30 - 12:30 PM

Fee: $35 plus GST. Friends of Living Prairie Museum receive a $10 discount.


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

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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