Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

The Children’s Museum is located at The Forks, in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. 

Simply enter 45 Forks Market Road into your favourite map app for the quickest route from your location.

Pedestrian and bicycle access is available along the Riverwalk and other pathways. Bicycle commuters can plan their bike route using one of the Active Transportation Routes included here.

Complimentary parking is available through FNP Parking while visiting the Children’s Museum! 

Simply register your license plate number with an Admissions Attendant after you check-in at the Children’s Museum for a maximum of 3 hours of free parking onsite at The Forks.

NOTICE: Do NOT use the FNP Parking meters during your museum visit.
The Children’s Museum is unable to refund parking fees paid at FNP Parking machines. The Forks (and its subsidiary FNP Parking) manage all parking onsite at The Forks, and there is a combination of daily and hourly paid parking available – including identified handicap stalls close to all facilities – for Forks visitors (as indicated on The Forks Map). For further questions or concerns related to parking at The Forks, please visit

Public transit services are available to The Forks with multiple routes. Plan a trip with Navigo, where you can find stop schedules and view current routes offered by Winnipeg Transit.

Serving several docks throughout downtown Winnipeg with a dock-to-dock service, the Splash Dash Water Bus Service links Osborne Village, the grounds of the Legislature, Taché Dock, St. Boniface Hospital, and the Exchange District from its home port at The Forks. The Water Buses are wheelchair accessible and operate seven days a week. A charter service and half-hour interpretive tours are also available. 

Choose your own flotilla and dock at The Forks Historic Port. Free three-hour docking at the main bay of docks on the Assiniboine River (west of the boat tour dock) is available for those arriving by boat and canoe.

In the winter months, the Manitoba 150 River Trail can reach up to 10kms, connecting several communities to The Forks. Access points and trail conditions can be found here.

Visitor Services

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at Shop and the Beanstalk coffee bar. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks, but as a courtesy to visitors with allergies, please do not bring products that contain nuts. We ask that all food and beverages be enjoyed in the designated eating area. For full meals, there are several restaurants located on site at The Forks. For a complete listing of all services available at The Forks, please view a map of The Forks here.

  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals (refundable deposit required)
  • Family washroom
  • Change tables 
  • Private nursing room
  • Storage lockers ($1 non-refundable)
  • Highchairs
  • Explore-Abilities Access Program Resources (available upon request)
    • Sunglasses
    • Fidget toys
    • Ear defenders
    • UbiDuo 2-Way Communication Device
    • Braille Visitor Information Brochures (in English and French)
    • Access to a designated quiet zone apart from museum galleries 

Kids play the same in every language! That’s why our museum now offers brochures in multiple different languages, ensuring that all guests can access information in the language they are most comfortable with. Click here to discover all the wonders our museum has to offer, with information that speaks to you.

For a complete listing of all services available at The Forks, please view a map of The Forks here.

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