Released on July 16, 2020
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) today announced that Scotty will roar again when it re-opens its doors on Friday, July 17. Clear and easy to follow safety protocols are now in place and follow the guidelines laid out by provincial health authorities.
The CN T. rex Gallery – featuring Scotty, the world’s largest T. rex – along with all other galleries and the Museum Shop will be open four days a week. The Paleo Pit playroom will be closed and Megamunch, who has been very careful about self-isolating for COVID-19, is not receiving visitors quite yet.
“I am pleased to be announcing the reopening of the RSM,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “The museum staff are excited about welcoming back old friends and making new ones and will place the top emphasis on keeping you safe so you can enjoy the experience as you learn about the natural world we live in.”
During this transitional phase, the museum will operate with reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Monday only. As well, occupancy will be reduced to a maximum of 75 people at any given time and access will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of six or more will be asked to split into smaller groups.
Returning friends will notice some dynamic new features as Scotty roars again inside a greatly enhanced CN T. Rex Gallery experience. Visitors are reminded to wear their masks, pay attention to signage, use physical distancing markers and to stay home if not feeling well.
T. rex Discovery Centre
As announced earlier, instead of opening for a greatly truncated season, the T.rex Discovery Centre (TRDC) in Eastend, Saskatchewan will remain closed and re-open as part of Phase 5 in spring 2021. During this time, new signage, graphics and exhibit upgrades will be completed and a new programming plan will be ready to welcome visitors to what was the actual home of the world’s largest T. rex and Saskatchewan’s provincial fossil.
“The RSM’s relationship with the community of Eastend, with key partners and stakeholders is solid and I believe will only be strengthened further as we work together to see the centre re-opening there,” Makowsky said.”
For more information about the RSM re-opening and the TRDC in Eastend, and to learn how you can support the RSM’s world class exhibits, research and programming, visit https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/, Facebook (@Royal.Saskatchewan.Museum), Twitter (@royalsaskmuseum) or Instagram (@RoyalSaskMuseum).
The RSM is located at 2445 Albert Street. Masks will be required for everyone over the age of three and available for an extra $2 donation. Visit. Donate. Discover – Welcome back!
For more information, contact:
Sean St. George
Parks, Culture and Sports