Mid-May & June Programs

The Tuesday following May long weekend through the end of June is a busy time for school visits.  We do our best to accommodate as many groups in programs as we can.  If we can’t fit you in, or you don’t wish to do a program with our staff, you are welcome to request a Teacher Supervised Visit (TSV).

Spring programs are shorter than our regular programs and held in the museum classrooms and outdoors.  Most school visit itineraries will include free time to take your students to visit the exhibit galleries, including our brand new T.rex Gallery.  *See daily schedule below before booking.

Education Programs

T.rex Tale: Trek to the Cretaceous (All Grades)

Presented by Taylor Portfolio Management – Scotia Wealth Management.

Dates: June 3 to June 26
Times: 10:00 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: RSM Auditorium
Did you know that the T. rex is the official provincial fossil of Saskatchewan? Head back in time 65,000,000 years to meet a realistic T. rex during this entertaining and educational stageshow. Learn about the biology of this fascinating animal and explore the environment of Saskatchewan during the Cretaceous. Note: The show features a very realistic dinosaur costume and moments of drama that may scare young children.

Spring Things (Grades K to 2)

Dates: mid-May to June
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Buffalo Room
When you live off the land, you have to change with the seasons.  A focus on nature and pre-contact First Nations people in spring.  This program replaces the former Little Rainbow and Animal Homes programs.

Paleo Pit Playroom (Pre-K to Grade 3)

Dates: mid-May to June
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: maximum 25 students
This is a teacher-supervised play area that must be pre-booked.

Toys and Games (Grades 3 to 5)

Dates: mid-May to June
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Outdoors (Wascana Park) adjacent to the RSM.
Long ago (and still today), First Nations people used games to pass time, build community and teach important skills to the youth. Students have a chance to play stalking and accuracy games as part of this active program. This is an outdoor program; please dress accordingly.

Hunting Through Time (Grades 6 to 8)

Dates: mid-May to June
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Outdoors (Wascana Park) adjacent to the RSM.
This program can be adapted for high school groups. Students will discuss changes to First Nations hunting technologies based on environmental changes through time.  They will have the chance to look at authentic stone tools and weapons and discuss their manufacture.  Students will get an opportunity to throw spears or shoot atlatls if weather outside permits, please dress accordingly!

Biodiversity Lab (Grades 3 to 8)

Dates: mid-May to June
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Discovery Room
This program can be adapted for high school groups. Participate in versions of the lab work being done by actual biologists and paleontologists here at the museum! Students will have an opportunity to look at past climates through a fossil leaf edge analysis, study biodiversity through owl pellets and may even explore past environments through microfossils.


*Daily Schedule

  Morning   Afternoon
9:30 am to 10:00 am Arrival 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm Arrival

10:00 am to 10:30 am

T.rex Stage Show 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm T.rex Stage Show
10:45 am to 11:15 am Program/TSV or  Paleo Pit 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Program/TSV or  Paleo Pit
11:15 am to 11:45 am Program/TSV or  Paleo Pit 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Program/TSV or  Paleo Pit

There is a limit of one program (in addition to the stageshow) per class per visit.  Program time and availability will be discussed at booking.

Booking

To book a program fill out the online booking request.  Each request is time stamped and handled in the order they are received.

Cost

If your class is able, please consider making a donation of $5 per student to the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. All donations go to support programs, exhibits and world class research. The Museum Shop can issue you a receipt upon donation or arrange for an invoice to be sent to the school.