Updated on September 29, 2022.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
Interwoven exhibit opening, , MezzanineThursday - June 16, 2022

Current Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
InterwovenJune 16 - December 2022
Interwoven exhibit opening, , MezzanineThursday - June 16, 2022
Piujut Arnaqsiutit: Women’s beautiful thingsThis exhibit draws on the aesthetics of Inuit femininity and beauty, with a focus on tunniit (tattoos), intricate braids and ivory-carved women’s combs. The exhibit features art by Germaine Arnattaujuq., , MezzanineDecember 2021 - May 2022
Treaty 11 – 100 yearsA Tłı̨chǫ community exhibit tells the story of their 100-year relationship with Canada. Treaty 11 was the foundation for the modern nation-to-nation treaty making process, which led to the signing of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement., , Community DisplayJune 2021 - June 2022
Special Constables in the NWT Virtual Companion ExhibitA virtual companion exhibit celebrating Indigenous northerners and their contribution to the RCMP in the Northwest Territories. This exhibit is presented for the first time in all 11 official languages., , Virtual Exhibit -
We took care of Them: RCMP Special Constables in the NWT“We took care of Them” celebrates and honors the contributions of Indigenous people in the NWT to policing in the north. Come to hear stories about Special Constables, told by community members for this exhibit. Learn more about the role that NWT communities played in helping the RCMP through rare video, photographs and interesting objects. This exhibit was created in partnership with the Department of Justice and RCMP “G” Division to celebrate Canada 150., , Aviation GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
Making a MuseumSee wonderful new acquisitions from the past decade on display for the first time., , RampCurrent Exhibit -
This Land is Our Home: Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives DeneThis is the story of the Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and their traditional territory. The exhibition is a collaboration with YKDFN elders and cultural advisors to showcase their history, language and culture through artifacts, clothing, oral history and photographs., Tundra GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
Ice Age Bison Discovery: Our frozen past and thawing futureOn exhibit for the first time — a 13,650-year-old steppe bison skull found in Tsiigehtchic, NWT in 2007. This exhibit highlights ice age fossils and the changing landscape of the North., Tundra GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
DioramasImmerse yourself in our 10 landscape dioramas that showcase the strong connection northerners have with animals and the land. To create these dioramas, we worked closely with wildlife experts, elders, and community advisors from across the NWT., , Taiga and Tundra GalleriesCurrent Exhibit -
Mooseskin BoatFrom the late 1800s to the 1950s, mooseskin boats were built by the Shutagot’ine (Mountain Dene) to carry large amounts of cargo along dangerous mountain rivers. This boat was made in 1981 in partnership with the National Film Board and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Come and learn about the largest artifact on permanent display., , Feature GalleryCurrent Exhibit -