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T-Rex Centre set to open May long weekend

This summer is going to the dinos later this month.
SaskToday's own Derek Ruttle knows just how incredible the T-Rex Discovery Centre can be to visitors. Photo by Derek Ruttle.

EASTEND - If you're a fan of dinosaurs, one of the more interesting summer exhibits is set to open on May long weekend that'll be right up your alley.

The T.rex Discovery Centre (TRDC) located in the village of Eastend and home to the world's largest T.rex, opens for the season on Saturday, May 18. Funded by the Government of Saskatchewan as well as other donors, the TRDC operates in scientific partnership with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and is open each summer for visitors to explore.

Home of Scotty, visitors can get a closeup look at the world's largest Tyrannosaurus rex in the CN Gallery, as well as check out the Paleo Lab Experience, marine reptiles, prehistoric mammals, dinosaur fossils and much more.

"We are excited to welcome Saskatchewan families and tourists back for another busy season of exploration and fun at the T.rex Discovery Centre, a scientific hub of our community," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said in a media release. "Whether it is seeing a fan-favourite like Scotty or taking in the amazing exhibits and programming, the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend has something for visitors of all ages."

In the Paleo Lab, visitors can discover new micro fossils in the dig stations or create unique ecosystems with the interactive topography table.

Back again this summer is the popular children's passport activity booklet. Find fossils, participate in activities and get stamps in your passport. Collect enough stamps and become a junior paleontologist.

In addition, there are fun and engaging activities for the entire family. Explore the beautiful landscape of the Frenchman River Valley on the hiking trails situated around the Discovery Centre or uncover a new find in the Fossil Dig Sand Pit.

The TRDC, located at #1 T-rex Drive in Eastend, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until Labour Day. Admission is by donation.  

Follow the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on social media @royalsaskmuseum to receive updates on the TRDC.