March 28, 2018

Will You Find Dino Eggs at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum?

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is excited to announce that free WiFi will be available throughout the building starting in April and, with Easter break around the corner, a great lineup of family-friendly activities is planned throughout the week and month.

School’s out from March 30 until April 8 and Megamunch’s Dino Egg Hunt is back for a third year.  The popular activity challenges guests to search for “dino eggs” hidden throughout the galleries, record the letter from each egg and unscramble a puzzle to win a prize.  Throughout the break, come check out different egg types in the lobby display or visit the Paleo Pit featuring a colouring table, climbing structure and discovery wall, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Once again, the staff at the RSM have organized an educational and entertaining visit for guests of all ages,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minster Gene Makowsky said.  “The RSM strives to offer unique experiences through new and innovative programming, services and exhibits and this spring they continue that trend.  I hope citizens soon take the opportunity to visit the museum to spend quality time with friends and family, and to learn more about our great province.”

Until April 16, visit 150 for 150, the RSM’s most recent temporary exhibit.  This is the last chance to see 150 rarely seen artifacts from the provincial natural history and fossil collections.  April also brings Earth Day and Museum Week.

On April 22, guests can celebrate with Earth Day Storytime and drop-in activities.  Storytime will feature Mary McKenna Siddals’s book “Compost Stew” at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Visitors taking part in drop-in activities from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. will discover how people are being inspired by nature to find new and exciting ways to do things for Earth.

Follow the RSM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for #MuseumWeek from April 23-29.  It will be seven days, seven themes and seven hashtags.

The week showcases how culture, art, science and education play a vital role in the development of our societies and features themes including women, heritage, kids and nature.  The new season of fun doesn’t end in April.

Guests have much to look forward to with the next temporary exhibit, ZOOM, opening May 17.  ZOOM will allow visitors to take a really close look at some of the most common and ignored creatures in nature using cutting edge imaging systems.

Nine interactive stations will show bugs, skulls and feathers in a world that you have never imagined was all around you.  The exhibit will also highlight some of the internationally-recognized research happening right at the RSM.

The RSM, located at 2445 Albert Street, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Visit or call 306-787-2815.  Admission is by donation.