2018


November 1, 2018 

Bonebed Find Nears 50 Years

 Next summer marks 45 years since the dinosaur bonebed discovery at Pipestone Creek and palaeontologists are brimming with excitement to see what new discoveries might lie ahead… [read more]
March 28, 2018 

Dinosaur symposium draws experts from across Canada

 The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum buzzed with activity over this past weekend as participants gathered for the museum’s first Fossil Forum symposium… [read more]
January 24, 2018 

Families invited to celebrate Literacy Week at dino museum

 An upcoming event at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum on the evening of Friday, January 26 will see youngsters of all ages from around the region participating in fun and games related to reading and becoming more engaged in learning… [read more]
January 17, 2018 

Fine art and fossils connect in latest special exhibit

 On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s newest temporary exhibit, Fossil Country on Canvas: The Hinton Trail Paintings of Robert Guest, officially opened to the public… [read more]

2017


November 15, 2017 

Museum to host dinosaur symposium

 Local and visiting palaeontological scholars will travel to speak on new discoveries in fossil exploration and research at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s symposium An Afternoon of Palaeontology on Saturday, November 18… [read more]
October 27, 2017 

Dinosaur museum honours volunteers

 Volunteers of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum gathered on Friday, October 27 to receive recognition for their contributions to the organization… [read more]
October 19, 2017 

Fundraiser attracts outpouring of support for dino museum

 Over 300 attendees filled the Pomeroy Hotel on Saturday, September 30 for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum annual fundraiser – this year dubbed “A Night for the Museum – Everybody Rock the Dinosaur,” in support of the organization’s educational programs and technologies… [read more]
October 2, 2017 

Maveraffle winners announced

 The winners from the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum fundraising raffle were pulled Saturday evening at A Night for the Museum, and prizes were awarded today at the museum in the presence of the board, staff and media in attendance… [read more]
September 28, 2017 

Volunteers safe, tickets recovered after dino museum raffle theft

 A lockbox was stolen during ticket sales for the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s Maveraffle fundraiser lottery last night, Wednesday, September 27, at Grande Prairie Canadian Tire. The police were notified at the scene, and are working to determine the identity of the thief… [read more]
September 26, 2017 

Iconic Canadian scientist to be recognized for excellence at fundraiser gala

 The museum bearing the name of internationally-renowned Canadian palaeontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie will celebrate his recent receipt of the prestigious Romer-Simpson Medal, at A Night for the Museum on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Grande Prairie, Alberta… [read more]
July 17, 2017 

Scientists name new species of dinosaur after Canadian icon

 Scientists from the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have identified and named a new species of dinosaur in honour of renowned Canadian palaeontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie… [read more]
June 28, 2017 

Dinosaur museum welcomes new executive director

 After an exhaustive nationwide search for new leadership, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum has appointed Susan Hunter as executive director… [read more]
June 22, 2017 

Palaeontologists converge on Peace Country for fossil search

 No fewer than nine prolific palaeontologists – including Philip J. Currie – will be actively excavating in the Peace Country in search of the next prehistoric breakthrough this summer… [read more]
May 26, 2017 

Walking with Dinosaurs comes to the Aykroyd Family Theatre

 The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, in partnership with Giant Screens Films, will be showing BBC Earth’s Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet in the Aykroyd Family Theatre starting Thursday, June 1, 2017… [read more]
May 5, 2017 

Visitors invited to experience a Dinosaur Odyssey

 As part of Government of Canada’s ten-day-long Science Odyssey initiative, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will be holding a ‘Dinosaur Odyssey’ on Friday, May 19… [read more]
May 2, 2017 

Kids invited to go on day camps with dinos

 The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is now accepting registration for its summer day camp programs for young children aged 4 through 10… [read more]
April 4, 2017 

Museum featured in new dino documentary

 Dino Trails, a new web-based documentary series focused on dinosaur discoveries in Western Canada, debuts its fourth episode this week and prominently features both the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum and its assistant curator, Derek Larson… [read more]
March 28, 2017 

The Roy Bickell Fossil Collection opens to the public

 The exhibit features nearly 100 fossils contributed to the museum by the late Roy Bickell, an avid amateur fossil collector from the local region and a key proponent of the museum’s establishment… [read more]

2016


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