Children's museums keep kids out of regular museums, where they could knock over antiquities or see a bathing lady for the first time. Use your outdoor voice indoors with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- C$12 for admission for two to the June Balloon event (C$20 value)
- C$22 for admission for four to the June Balloon event (C$40 value)
Held on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the June Balloon event honors the Children's Museum's 28th birthday. Kids will enjoy birthday cake, balloons, live music, and a free birthday gift to take home, courtesy of Thiessen Topsoil.
Built in 1889, Manitoba's oldest surviving train-repair facility now houses the Children's Museum. So it's no surprise to find Junction 9161 inside—a life-size train upon which youngsters can climb aboard to push buttons, pull levers, and take turns sitting in the conductor's chair. Over in the Engine House, meanwhile, kids learn all about the gears, pipes, and handfuls of magic dust that power actual locomotives.
Not everything in the museum harkens back to the building's heritage. Named a top summer attraction in 2011 by Where Magazine, the museum's other galleries range from play structures shaped like giant lasagnas to stations where you can build your own cityscape. More creative expression abounds at the Pop m'Art, where children shop through an ever-changing stock of art supplies before drafting their very own projects. Beyond its permanent and travelling exhibits, Manitoba's Children's Museum hosts events for kids and grownups alike, including an adult trivia night.