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Best Places to Spend Time With Family

These Winnipeg attractions cater to families, with fun for young and old. Kids and parents alike will enjoy silly games and educational lessons at these family-friendly spots.

Bruce D. Campbell Farm And Food Discovery Centre

Explore the connection between food and farming through interactive exhibits. Visitors learn about agriculture, from seeding to exporting to at-home preparation, with hands-on activities like a mock combine, virtual pig sonogram and flour mill. See adorable live pigs separated into four stages—breeding, gestation, feeding and the nursery—and learn about modern hog production.

Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Admission: adults $5, seniors/students/youth $3.50, children 5 and under free
Location: Research Station Rd, around 15 kms south of the Perimeter on Hwy 75 (Pembina Hwy), 204-883-2524

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

Located near Morden, MB, the day trip-worthy Fossil Discovery Centre houses ancient preserved bones and Canada’s largest mosasaur, Bruce. The hills of Morden are rich in hidden fossils dating from the Cretaceous period and it is the CFDC’s mission to collect and preserve them. Enjoy this majestic experience perfect for adults and children.

Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Admission: adults $8, students $5, families $18, preschoolers free
Location: 111‑B Gilmour St, 204-822-3406

Children’s Museum

Kids can learn and play at once at this interactive museum catered to tots. Twelve galleries include Lasagna Lookout, Pop M’art, Time Squared and Mellow Marsh. Kids love the museum characters, like the artist, field trip kid and the mayor. There are exciting, cleverly designed educational galleries at every turn, with something for children of every age. 

Hours: Sun-Thu 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri & Sat 9:30 am-6 pm
Admission: $11
Location: The Forks, 204-924‑4000

Kid City

Bring your brood to explore a three-level play structure complete with slides and mazes. Energetic little ones love running and jumping through the slides and tunnels. Also toddler area, laser maze, inflatable bouncer, and air hockey and foosball tables. 

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm.
Admission: $9.95/toddlers, $11.95/kids ages 3 and up, parents and infants under 12 months free.
Location: 550 Archibald St, 204‑772‑9000; 801 Century St, 204‑772‑9226

Planetarium At The Manitoba Museum

You’ll have stars in your eyes as overhead images explore the universe and probe scientific fact and fiction. The first planetarium in Canada to use Digistar® 5 All-Dome state-of-the-art digital projection technology, which dramatically enhances the experience using two wide-angle video projectors to cover the dome with a seamless image. Call for shows and showtimes.

Hours: Call for shows and show times
Admission: Adult $12, senior/student $10, youth $7, under 3 free
Location: 190 Rupert Ave, 204‑956‑2830

Science Gallery At The Manitoba Museum

Get experimental at this hands-on science center. Kids learn about science with hands on experiments and high-tech demonstrations. The interactive gallery lets them build a remote-controlled car, create their own stop-animation movie and learn about erosion.

Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Admission: Adult $12, senior/student $10, youth $7, under 3 free
Location: 190 Rupert Ave, 204‑956‑283


This longstanding family amusement park is a Winnipeg tradition with 20 adult and pint-sized rides and a train that runs the perimeter of the park. Also concessions, mini-golf, an arcade and water wars. Open spring to fall.

Hours: Opens May 11, Sat-Sun 12 pm-7 pm (weather permitting)
Admission: free admission
, ride tickets $3 each, all-you-can-ride wristbands $19
Location: Hwy 1 E at Murdock Rd, 204-257‑8095