May and June

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).

Scotty Talk

From May 25 to June 25 (Monday to Friday) there will be a Scotty Talk daily in the CN T. rex Gallery.  This 10-15 minute presentation introduces visitors to the world’s largest T. rex, found right here in Saskatchewan. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

Spring programs are shorter than our regular programs and held in the museum classrooms and outdoors. You are encouraged to take your students to visit the gallery spaces as part of your visit. Options for a single class or multiple class visit are available.  See schedule below.


Programs

Paleo Pit Playroom (Pre-K to Grade 3)

This is a teacher-supervised play area that must be pre-booked.

Spring Things (Grades K to 2)

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.

Book-in-a Bag (Grades K - 5)

This is a teacher or chaperone led program.  Each bag contains a read aloud storybook and a cue card with corresponding stops in the gallery.

Grade K to 3 | First Snow In The Woods, Castles Caves and Honeycombs, and Flashlight.

Grade 3 to 5 | Is This Panama?, What If There Were No Bees? and Do You Really Want To Meet A T. rex and Triceratops?

Saskatchewan Fossils (Grades 1 to 5)

What is a paleontologist? Through use of hands-in 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.

Toys and Games (Grades 3 to 5)

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.

Biodiversity Lab (Grades 3 to 8)

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.

Hunting Through Time (Grades 6 to 8)

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!


Planning Your Class Visit

Programs are 30 minutes long with a maximum of 15 students per program. Groups of 20 to 30 students, will be split into two groups. Most classes will be split in two. Multiple classrooms will be split into three.

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 TSV (teacher supervised visit)

Example:

 

Group A

Group B

30 minutes

Program 1

Program 2

30 minutes

Program 2

Program 1

 

 

Group A

Group B

30 minutes

Program

Teacher Supervised Visit

30 minutes

Teacher Supervised Visit

Program

 

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

  • Choose two programs, plus a Teacher Supervised Visit (TSV)

Example:

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

30 minutes

Program 1

Program 2

Teacher Supervised Visit

30 minutes

Teacher Supervised Visit

Program 1

Program 2

30 minutes

Program 2

Teacher Supervised Visit

Program 1


Booking

To book a program fill out the online booking request.  Each request is time stamped and handled in the order they are received.  In the comments indicate your preferred program(s).

Cost

If your class is able, please consider making a donation of $3 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.