Visits to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina continues to increase.
Total visitation during the summer of 2016 increased 30-percent compared to the same period in 2015.
The increase in visitation is credited, in a large part, to the launch of new exhibits and programs, popular science-based and family-friendly events, and the important research performed by RSM scientists.
According to a news release, Snakes Alive, a new live snake exhibit, has been very popular this summer.
Snakes Alive features all nine native species of snakes in Saskatchewan.
Another new display is launching in October; the only known Tyrannosaurus rex coprolite (fossilized dung) in the world.
The coprolite is part of the museum’s collection and has just been returned to Regina after being displayed at the Nagoya City Science Museum in Japan.