The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is busier than ever.
On April 5, the RSM was honoured with a Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gil Carduner Marketing Award for the Saskatchewan Fossil Campaign, which led to the T-Rex as a new provincial emblem. This campaign also led to more foot traffic through the museum.
In 2016-17, recent numbers show the RSM saw more than 139,000 visitors — a 19 per cent increase from the year before and the highest visitation numbers the museum has seen in 20 years.
Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said he’s proud of everything the museum has accomplished in the past year.
“I know that the talented staff at the museum will build on the momentum and continue to positively contribute to the quality of life here in Saskatchewan,” he said in a news release.
Until April 22, the museum’s Megamunch Dino Egg Hunt returns, giving families the chance to search for “dino eggs” hidden in the galleries, record the letters from each egg and unscramble the puzzle to be entered for a prize.
The RSM is located at 2445 Albert Street, and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.