Released on May 16, 2018
On Saturday, May 19, the T.rex Discovery Centre, home to Scotty the T.rex, opens for the 2018 season.
Located in Eastend, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s T.rex Discovery Centre is just a 50 minute drive south of Highway #1. Guests can visit one of the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, Scotty, in addition to checking out some of the latest discoveries by Royal Saskatchewan Museum palaeontologists.
“Whether it is for a quick stop during a summer holiday or as a final destination, visitors to the T.rex Discovery Centre and Town of Eastend will not be disappointed,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Inside, the T.rex Discovery Centre offers fantastic palaeontological exhibits, programs and events, and just outside the doors, families can enjoy a picnic overlooking the Frenchman River Valley or play on the dinosaur-themed play structure. Visitors can take in a round of golf and visit the pool in Eastend, or go camping nearby at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.”
Staff at the centre will celebrate the reopening this Saturday with a free BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., along with tours and fun activities throughout the day. Family-favourite events also return this summer including a Canada Day celebration on July 1, Dino Days on July 28 and Scotty’s Birthday on August 16. This year, Scotty turns 65,000,027.
The T.rex Discovery Centre’s fossil exhibits feature Saskatchewan's marine reptiles, prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs. The complete skeleton of Scotty the T. rex is on display and guests can also take a virtual trip to Scotty’s quarry using virtual reality glasses.
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