Mid-May & June Programs

The Tuesday following May long weekend through the end of June is our busiest time for school visits. We do our best to accommodate as many groups in programs as we can, but if we can’t fit you in, you are welcome to lead your own Teacher Supervised Visit using our gallery worksheets without a program booking. All we ask is that you give us a call at 306-787-2815 to give us a heads-up that you are coming! 

Because our visitation is high in the spring, we are unable to offer gallery tours. Our spring programs are held in the museum classrooms and outdoors, not the galleries. It is recommended that you conduct a Teacher Supervised Visit with your students to see the galleries. We recommend that classes are split into smaller groups, each with a chaperone, to visit the galleries.

Education Programs

Animal Homes (Grades K to 2)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
Build. Borrow. Wander. Through interaction with real animal mounts, students explore the shelter strategies of animals that build their own homes, borrow homes from others or do not have homes at all. A teacher supervised visit to the Life Science Gallery is encouraged at the conclusion of the program. BOOK ONLINE

Little Rainbow (Grades K to 2)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
Stories help explain the world around us.  Perfect for spring, this Cree tale is the story of how flowers came to be. Outdoor parachute play is part of the program, please dress accordingly. There is an indoor version of this program in case of inclement weather. BOOK ONLINE

Paleo Pit Playroom (Pre-K to Grade 3)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: maximum 25 students*
This is a teacher-supervised play area that must be pre-booked. BOOK ONLINE

Saskatchewan Fossils (Grades 1 to 5)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
What is a paleontologist? Through use of hands-on replicas and real fossils, students explore what fossils are, some of the dinosaur fossils found in the province and the work of our Royal Saskatchewan Museum paleontologists. BOOK ONLINE

Toys and Games (Grades 3 to 6)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
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. There is an indoor version of this program in case of inclement weather. BOOK ONLINE

Hunting Through Time (Grades 6 to 8)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
This program can be adapted for high school groups. Students will discuss changes to First Nations hunting and gathering practices based on environmental changes through time and will have the chance to look at authentic stone tools and weapons and discuss their manufacture.  Students may get an opportunity to throw spears or shoot atlatls if weather outside permits, please dress accordingly! BOOK ONLINE

Bio/Paleo Lab (Grades 5 to 8)

Dates: mid-May to June
Times: 9:45 am and 1:15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Class Size: Groups of 20 to 30 students or 40 to 60 students*
This program can be adapted for high school groups. Participate in versions of the lab work being done by actual biologists and palaeontologists 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. BOOK ONLINE

*Planning Your Class Visit

Programs are 30 minutes long with a maximum of 15 students per program.  Most classes will be split into two. Multiple classrooms will be split into three.

Groups of 20 to 30 students, split in two groups

  • Choose one of two schedules
    •    Schedule A: Choose to do two programs
    •    Schedule B: Choose  to do one program and visit the galleries on your own in a Teacher Supervised Visit
  • Choose one of two sessions
    •   a morning session 9:45 am to 10:45 am
    •   an afternoon session 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Example: Schedule A

 Group AGroup B
30 minutesLittle RainbowAnimal Homes
30 minutesAnimal HomesLittle Rainbow

Example: Schedule B

 Group AGroup B
30 minutesBio/Paleo LabTeacher Supervised Visit
30 minutesTeacher Supervised VisitBio/Paleo Lab

 

Groups of 40 to 60 students, split into three groups (maximum 20 students per group)

  • Choose two programs, plus a Teacher Supervised Visit (TSV)
  • Choose one of two sessions
    •   a morning session 9:45 am to 10:45 am
    •   an afternoon session 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Example:

 Group AGroup BGroup C
30 minutesSaskatchewan FossilsAnimal HomesTeacher Supervised Visit
30 minutesTeacher Supervised VisitSaskatchewan FossilsAnimal Homes
30 minutesAnimal HomesTeacher Supervised VisitSaskatchewan Fossils

Booking

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