Visitors invited to experience a Dinosaur Odyssey

Museum participates in Science Odyssey with unique activities

May 5, 2017
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.

“Science Odyssey is a nation-wide event that is meant to showcase new and exciting research going on in science, technology, and engineering,” says Nicholas Carter, one of the museum’s program instructors who has been involved in planning the event. “We want to take advantage of this opportunity to show the public what kind of work we’re doing here and get people interested and wanting to know more.”

As part of the festivities, the museum’s education and palaeontology staff will be hosting a variety of activities such as dinosaur footprint drawing outside and a live demonstration of the excavation and preparation of fossils in the gallery.

“Dinosaur Odyssey is a unique event that anyone will be able to enjoy,” says Carter. “Our hope is that anyone who comes by, if they aren’t already a dinosaur nut, will be one by the time they leave.”

Activities will run from 1 to 4pm and will not cost extra for museum visitors to participate in. More detailed information about the event can be found on our website.

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 contact:Brandon Low Manager, Marketing & Communications Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 587-771-0662 ext. 418
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