Day of Your Visit

Making the most of your Museum visit.

A visit to the Museum is often a highlight in the student year. To help make your visit the best possible, we've prepared some tips for visiting day.

It is a bright winter day. A group of young adults are exiting a yellow school bus (right) and are walking toward the Museum entrance.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson

Tips for Visiting Day

Bus Drop‐Off and Pick‐Up

All school groups must enter the building using the Main Entrance at 85 Israel Asper Way. Buses can drop students off in front of the Main Entrance.

Buses will need to park elsewhere while students are inside and may return to the drop‐off zone 15 minutes prior to scheduled program end time.

What to Wear

COVID 19 update: All students (K‑12) and adults must wear a mask while inside the Museum. Hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance and throughout in the building.

Learn more about our COVID‐19 measures.

We recommend that students wear comfortable clothes and that they bring and change into comfortable indoor shoes for visiting the Museum. Your group can expect to do a lot of walking.

You might want to encourage students to bring a sweater or light jacket to wear in the Museum. It can sometimes feel a bit chilly due to strict temperature and humidity controls.

Arrival and Check‐In

Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your school program to give students enough time to remove outerwear and use the washrooms. Once at the Main Entrance, please check in at the front desk to make your payment. If you have pre‐paid or paid by purchase order, you will still need to check in. We accept cash, cheques, Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs) or credit cards for school visits, with an authorized signature. You will be greeted by a guide upon your arrival at the Main Entrance.

Running Late

In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected delays, please let us know as soon as possible by calling us at 204–289-2253 or 204–289-2227.

If the Education Program cannot start at the time indicated on your Education Program Confirmation letter, your program may be shortened to finish on time. Please note, if you arrive at the Museum more than 20 minutes late, we cannot guarantee your reserved program or tour.

Personal Belongings

Coat racks are located near the Group Entrance and will be assigned to your group, free of charge. Small lockable storage is available for teachers only. We ask students to leave valuable items at home or school. Backpacks are not allowed inside the galleries and must be left with your coats and jackets.

Special Requirements

The Museum is fully accessible. If you have any special requirements in addition to those identified at the time of booking, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to help us accommodate your needs.


COVID-19 update: School groups cannot eat lunch in the Museum at this time.

Israel Asper Tower of Hope

The highest area of the Museum is the Israel Asper Tower of Hope, which offers panoramic views of Winnipeg.

The Tower is not included in your school program. However, you can bring your students up to the Tower after your program concludes. Your students must be with adult supervisors in the same ratios as in your program.

You and your students can access the Tower via elevator or stairs. Since capacity on the Tower is limited, for reasons of safety, we may be required to limit access at busy times.


Please let us know as soon as possible and see our Cancellation Policy. When a school group visit is cancelled due to serious bad weather conditions, such as days when schools are closed or buses are cancelled, there will be no charge, but we ask that teachers notify us.

Additional Information

Any other questions or concerns about your visit? Please call 204–289-2253 or email us at