Released on May 19, 2021
On Saturday, May 22, the T. rex Discovery Centre (TRDC), home of Scotty, the world's largest T.rex will open its doors and welcome visitors for the 2021 season. Guests can visit the world's largest Tyrannosaurus rex specimen at the CN T.rex Scotty Gallery, in addition to checking out the brand-new Paleo Lab and some of the other latest discoveries by Royal Saskatchewan Museum paleontologists. "I am pleased to announce that the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend will be open for the 2021 season," Parks, Culture, and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. "The T.rex Discovery Centre offers fantastic paleontological exhibits, programs, and events and is home to our beloved Scotty. I encourage the people of Saskatchewan to take the opportunity to check out Scotty and the rest of the Discovery Centre's amazing offerings when it is once again safe for you and your families to do so." The new Paleo Lab Experience is an interactive area for visitors to engage with TRDC paleontologists and learn about the research that is occurring at the Centre. Along with the Paleo Lab Experience, the TRDC and the town of Eastend have fun and engaging activities for the entire family. Explore the beautiful landscape of the Cypress Hills on the hiking trails situated around the Discovery Centre or uncover a new fossil in the Fossil Dig Sand Pit. The TRDC is also very happy to welcome the new Program Supervisor, Dean Bauche. Dean is a consultant, curator, educator and adjudicator with 22 years of museum experience in Saskatchewan. In 2019, Dean was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Museums Association of Saskatchewan for his outstanding work and contributions as a curator and Director of Galleries for the city of North Battleford. "I am delighted to be a part of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's T.rex Discovery Centre team here in Eastend," Bauche said. "The Cypress Hills have so much to offer, and has always been a special place for my family and I. We are excited to welcome visitors back for a safe and enjoyable experience in the home of the largest T.rex in the world."
Visitors are reminded to wear masks, pay attention to signage, use physical distancing markers and to stay home if they are not feeling well. Visitor capacity will be limited to 30 people inside the Centre. Public health protocols will be in place and will be updated as guidelines are revisited by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
The T.rex Discovery Centre, located at #1 T-rex Drive in Eastend, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. until Labour Day. The centre is an hour-and-a-half drive from Swift Current and an hour drive from Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Visit www.royalsaskmuseum.ca/trex. Admission is by donation.
For more information, contact:
Parks, Culture and Sport