2020 / June 26
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) announced today that it will take a little longer to re-open its doors and welcome back visitors.
Under Phase 4.2 of the Re-open Saskatchewan plan, museums can open June 29, however, the RSM is taking time to ensure new safety and cleaning protocols are in place. Additional time will also give the RSM an opportunity to further add to its outstanding exhibits and programming.
“We know how creative the exhibit designers, artists, skilled craftspeople and programmers are,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “They took the opportunity to work in the gallery during the closure and the results of their efforts, including creative new exhibits in the CN T.rex Gallery, will bring more wonder and enjoyment to this world-class exhibit.”
The RSM is working on a plan to safely re-open this summer, with more details communicated in the coming weeks. In the meantime, programming has been very busy with activities online to celebrate National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
The T.rex Discovery Centre will not Re-open in 2020
As part of the RSM’s revised operating plan, and after discussions with key partners and stakeholders, it was decided that the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, Saskatchewan will not open in 2020. The T.rex Discovery Centre already has a short season, typically opening during the May long weekend until September. With the impact of COVID-19, and an even shorter season, it is not feasible for the centre to open until May 2021.
2020 / March 17
Closed Until Further Notice
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the Government of Saskatchewan is taking a proactive approach to safeguarding public health and temporarily closing facilities that encourage social gathering. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum will be closed effective today, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
“When open to the public, the RSM welcomes visitors of all ages, backgrounds and locations including school groups and families,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “We believe that closing the RSM is taking a proactive approach to promoting social distancing to stop the spread of this virus. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to reopening in the future.”
The T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, Saskatchewan, which is also home to Scotty, the World’s Largest T. rex, is also temporarily closed until further notice.
As concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus elevate, the RSM joins other public facilities in taking this action to help encourage people to stay home and avoid public places where the virus could potentially spread. We will reopen as soon as we can when public health authorities determine it is safe to do so.
While we are closed, stay up-to-date on RSM news through our social media channels and website.
Non-members: Donate $5 / visitor.
Your donation will be used by the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum to support programs, exhibits and research at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Donations are accepted by credit and debit card, and a tax-deductible receipt can be issued.
Wheelchairs and Strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers are available on loan from our Front Desk at no charge, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located in the lobby. Please note, the Paleo Pit is not accessible by wheelchair.
Food and Drink
A selection of snacks and drinks are avilable for purchase at vending machines in the lobby. Food and drink can be enjoyed in the lobby but NOT in the galleries. This includes water bottles. You are welcome to leave it at the front desk while you visit the galleries.
Free public and bus parking is located on the east and south sides of the Museum.
Access free Wifi under "Megamunch's Guest Wifi". No password is necessary.
Although we are a self-guided museum and no appointment is necessary to come in and tour on your own with your group, we would appreciate a call to let us know the date and time of your visit. We always have staff in the galleries to answer any question you may have.