9 awards in 9 months!

We have received our ninth award, after being open for only 9 months! Read more about the Prairie Design Award for Excellence below!

 

DINO MUSEUM WINS 2016 PRAIRIE DESIGN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE.
Setting an unprecedented incredible 9 Awards in 9 months, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has notched up a formidable array of endorsements!  The 2016 awards were hosted and organized by the Saskatchewan Association of Architects jointly with the Professional Associations of Alberta and Manitoba, and were announced on June 3rd at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan jointly with the professional Architects Associations of Manitoba and Alberta. One hundred and one submissions were received in four categories: Recent Work, Small Projects, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design. Of the projects selected, four received the Award of Excellence.

 

“Of course, we are thrilled …


We are the seventh biggest Museum Opening of the year!

According to Condé Nast Travelerm well known traveling and lifestyle blog, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (us!) ranks as the seventh largest museum opening of the year for 2015. We are now officially ranked amongst world-class heavyweights such as the Shanghai Museum of Natural History and the Singapore National Gallery. This reinforces the fact that wherever you’re located, be it a small town or a buzzing industrial city, content is key; we are intimately tied to our rural setting, providing an experience unrivaled in the entire world.

Check out what other institutions made the list! Here’s the link to it:

http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-05-11/10-biggest-museum-openings-of-the-year/7…


Jurrasic World Dinosaurs

I’m sure that most of you have seen Jurassic World by this point, or if you haven’t, you’re at least planning to. It’s a lot of fun and the dinosaurs are awesome but I personally believe that they dropped the ball a little in showing the same old pop culture dinosaurs. Yes, Triceratops, Velociraptor and T. rex are cool but there are many lesser-known dinosaurs who are equally cool. Let me give you a few examples:

 

Spinosaurus (Yes, I know it was in Jurassic Park 3 but Spinosaurus deserves a better movie)

T-rex is big and tough. But it wasn’t actually the biggest carnivorous dinosaur we know of. That honour belongs to Spinosaurus, which may have been as much as 18 metres long. It didn’t look much like a T. rex – it had a long, narrow …



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