Experience Grande Prairie
The Grande Prairie Museum and the Heritage Discovery Centre, both located in Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie, offer a wonderful learning experience for dinosaur enthusiasts in Northern Alberta.
The “Bones and Stones” exhibit at the Museum features a replica dig site of the Edmontosaurus dinosaur. Robert Cochrane collected the specimen featured in the exhibit in the 1950’s. Other gallery exhibits include prehistoric stone artefacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artefacts, and military displays.
The Discovery Centry portrays the vast history of the Peace Region from the Mesozoic Era, to the last Ice Age, the Aboriginal and Metis settlement, the arrival of the pioneers and the development of local resources. An animatronic model of ‘Piper’ the Pachyrhinosaurus and a replica of a Pachyrhinosaurus skull will draw the attention of dinosaur hunters. A number of other fossils are also on display, including some on loan from the local college. A program area is available for hands-on learning experiences.
Both sites are in Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie and are open year-round, 7 days a week. Please contact the museum for hours of operation for specific holidays.
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