The Living Prairie Museum hosts a number of exciting year-round events for all ages. Winter brings snowshoeing and presentations on prairie research, while summer brings prairie plants, family education programs, and prairie festivals. Explore the calendar to see what's happening.


All of our events are located at the Living Prairie Museum unless otherwise noted.   

A summary of our annual events are listed below. You can also visit the Living Prairie Museum website or follow Living Prairie Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.


become an Eco Explorer

The Living Prairie Museum is one of 12 Eco Explore Sites throughout Manitoba.  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.

You can visit www.ecoexploremb.com for more details and photos. Happy exploring!


annual events

Snowshoe Sundays (January to March)
Visit the museum for free snowshoeing! No experience required, and snowshoes are provided. Open 10-4 pm on the first and last Sunday of the month from January to March.

Winter Speaker Series (January to March)
This annual series features research taking place in Manitoba’s natural habitats. Presentations take place on Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm. Space is limited so please call the museum in advance to save your seats.

Prairie Planting Workshops (April)
Learn how to grow prairie plants at home. Workshops include a presentation, discussion, and planting demonstration by a prairie restoration expert. Seeds can be purchased at the museum. Please call to register.

Annual Spring Clean-up (May)
Volunteers are needed for picking up litter and clearing brush from the prairie. A litter-free prairie helps protect the preserve and the wildlife within.  Volunteers are treated to an appreciation BBQ!

Prairie Plant Sales (May and June)
Purchase live prairie plants from Prairie Flora. Sales begin May long weekend and end in June. See prairieflora.com for a list of available species. 

Thursday Theme Days (July and August)
Living Prairie Museum offers free, family summer programs every Thursday in July and August. Each one-hour session takes place in the morning and afternoon, and features prairie-related presentations, guided hikes, and activities. Best suited for ages 4-10. Please call to register.

Public Guided Hikes
Register in advance for guided hikes through the prairie. Hikes take place on Tuesday mornings between 10-11 am.

Monarch Butterfly Festival (July)
Visit the Living Prairie Museum for displays, presentations, crafts, hikes, live butterflies and more! This free family event takes place rain or shine. Free milkweed will be available.

Friends of Living Prairie Museum BBQ and AGM (September)
The annual BBQ-AGM is a great opportunity to meet museum staff and your fellow Friends. The BBQ is followed by the Friends of Living Prairie Museum AGM which is open for all members to attend.