About Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Canada
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum was the first museum in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the first provincial museum in the three Prairie Provinces. Established in 1906 as the Provincial Museum of Natural History, with a view to secure and preserve natural history specimens and objects of historical and ethnological interest, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum currently draws 1,40,000 visitors annually. It was renamed the Royal Saskatchewan Museum following the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Canada.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is actively involved in the excavation of fossils in southwestern Saskatchewan and offers a range of educational programs, exhibits, and research activities and showcases the natural, geologic, and First Nations history of Saskatchewan.
What to do at Royal Saskatchewan Museum?
Attractions & Things to do Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum houses three main galleries: the Life Sciences Gallery, the First Nations Gallery, and the Earth Sciences Gallery.
From the diversity and beauty of Saskatchewan landscapes at the Life Sciences Gallery to the First Nations Gallery celebrating the history and traditions of Aboriginal societies that lived in Saskatchewan, this place has lots to offer.Learn about the geological history, the rich mineral resources of Saskatchewan, giant reptiles, dinosaurs, and other extinct creatures that ruled Saskatchewan two billion years ago at the Earth Science Gallery. Each gallery offers colourful dioramas, murals, displays, hands-on exhibits, and interactive learning stations.
The museum is also a storehouse for representative collections of floral, fauna, and fossil specimens from around the province.
The Paleo Pit is a fun interactive place where young kids (aged less than 10) can learn about dinosaurs. They will enjoy the puzzles, the puppet theatre and various other activities while here.
The Museum holds various Public Programs for kids like SaskTel Summer Cool Camps [for grades 1 to 5 and are filled with various activities and experiments and games.], Megamunch Club [for kids aged 5 – 8 on on Sunday afternoons with various interactive learning activities.] & more!
One can also hold birthday parties and other private events at the museum.
When to visit Royal Saskatchewan Museum?
Royal Saskatchewan Museum Hours
9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Seven days a week., Closed on Dec 25.
Winter Holiday Hours
December 24: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
December 26: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
December 31: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
January 1: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Paleo Pit –Public Hours
September to June: Open weekends and holidays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
July and August: Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.[Groups can book the Pit on weekdays, see website for details]
Time required to visit Royal Saskatchewan Museum
60 minutes to 2 hours
How much to visit Royal Saskatchewan Museum?
Admission is by donation. Donate $5 / visitor; Free for members
How to get to Royal Saskatchewan Museum?
Royal Saskatchewan Museum is located in beautiful Wascana Park at the corner of College Avenue and Albert Street at 2445 Albert Street, Regina.
For detailed directions see the map tab.
T.rex Discovery Centre is located at Eastend, SK ~ 400km from the Museum.
Free public and bus parking is located on the east and south sides of the museum.
Accessible by public transport
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Royal Saskatchewan Museum?
All galleries can be accessed by wheelchair using the lift located in the lobby. Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located in the lobby. The Paleo Pit is not accessible by wheelchair.
Wheelchairs and strollers are available on loan from the information desk for use within the museum on a first-come-first-serve basis.
There are public phone, Interac services and vending machines just off the lobby.
The Museum Shop
Take memories of your visit home by shopping at the gift shop. You can find unique merchandise including souvenirs, contemporary and traditional arts made by First Nations and other Saskatchewan artists, and a children’s corner dedicated to fun and exploration.
The Museum Shop opens at 10:00 am daily during the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s regular hours of operation, except on Sundays and holidays, when the Museum Shop opens at 12:00 pm.
Restaurants and Cafes near Royal Saskatchewan Museum
1. 13th Avenue Coffee House
3136 13th Ave, Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 1P2, Canada
2. Leopolds Tavern
2330 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan 24p2v7, Canada
3. La Bodega
2228 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V2, Canada
4. Fireside Bistro
2305 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
5. Bombay East India Restaurant
2143 Albert street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V1, Canada
Phone: 306 205 4940
6. Orange Izakaya
2136A Robinson St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
7. Italian Star Deli
1611 VIctoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
8. Taste of Tuscany
1851 Scarth str downtown regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
9. Memories Fine Dining
1717 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4K5, Canada