The Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s T-Rex Discovery Centre is celebrating a successful summer of excavation and tourism.
The centre in Eastend saw visitors from all over the globe, with attendance up 4% since last year, 28% since 2014.
Emily Bamforth is a paleontologist with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and says they hosted a number of events this summer.
“These include the T-Rex summer gala, which we host every year. Kind of a night of trivia, we have a little bit of trivia game, and it’s also a great time to socialize with the local community,” Bamsorth says. “We also tried a new program this year called ‘Bone to picnic,’ which was a chance for people to come out into the field with me and do some fossil collecting.”
Bamforth says an important discovery was made this summer as well.
“We actually had several quarries that we were working on this summer. One of the most exciting ones was actually in Grasslands National Park, which is where we do a lot of our research. We found a new Triceratops skull, which is quite unique and that was a very exciting find for us.”
The T-Rex Discovery Centre is now closed for the season, but will reopen May 19th, 2018.
The paleontologists will spend the winter conducting research and organizing the collection of fossils.