Milestone Visitor Recognized

June 27, 2019

WEMBLEY, AB – By this weekend, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will have welcomed a quarter million visitors in less than four years of operation.

Visitor No. 250,000 will be honoured with a membership during Canada Day celebrations Saturday and the occasion will be marked with cake and refreshments.

The museum opened in September 2015.

“We’re thrilled to reach this milestone in attendance,” says Executive Director Linden Roberts. “Our Museum continues to gain a reputation as an attraction for the whole family. We’re looking forward to a busy summer and can’t wait to hit the next visitor landmark.”

Canada Day celebrations continue through the day at the Museum, which will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

Kids’ activities include a bouncy house from noon to 4 p.m. with dinosaur songs beginning at 1:30 p.m. and face painting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bonebed tours are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lacy Krol, a native of Spirit River, now working in Belize, will perform classic rock songs from 6-8 p.m. There is no cover charge but donations are welcome. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor activities will be moved indoors.

Background

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – a 41,000 square foot world-class facility named for Canada’s preeminent palaeontologist and highlighting the rich fossil resources of Northern Alberta – opened its doors to the public on September 26, 2015. It is Canada’s second devoted dinosaur museum, and is located 19 kilometres west of the City of Grande Prairie in the Town of Wembley.


Media enquiries may be directed to:

Brittany Kelsey Coordinator, Events and Community Outreach Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 780-882-5852 bkelsey@dinomuseum.ca

Linden Roberts Executive Director Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 587-771-0662 lroberts@dinomuseum.ca

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