Visitors from across the region are invited to attend free activities on Sunday, May 22 in recognition of International Museum Day at the Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Discovery Centre, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum and Veterans Memorial Garden and Interpretive Centre.

To celebrate the event, the facilities are offering:

  • Free admission to each museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free shuttle service between locations every 40 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Special feature exhibits at each museum.
  • A virtual scavenger hunt from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22 with a prize for a randomly selected winner.
  • Food trucks or concession stand at each location.

Feature Exhibits

Each museum has a special feature exhibit on display for the community to enjoy during International Museum Day.

The Grande Prairie Museum’s current exhibit called ‘Eyeshine: The Boreal Forest at Night’ invites you to walk along a path surrounded by trees to find and learn about nocturnal animals. The exhibit displays a night forest, bat cave, Lumoplay interactive game and a scavenger hunt.

The ‘$10 & A Dream’ exhibit at the Heritage Discovery Centre showcases four Peace Country artists’ contemporary work, special artifacts, articles and catalogues that honour both the artists’ and region’s past.

An Afghanistan war display at the Veterans Memorial Gardens and Interpretive Centre is displaying three information panels, two shadow boxes and an outdoor collection. This exhibit features granite from the memorial cairn that stood sentinel in Kabul; photos of The Loyal Edmonton Regiments participation in the unveiling ceremony in Grande Prairie; and service panels for four soldiers connected to Grande Prairie.

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum encourages visitors to use their imagination to build new dinosaurs with its new foam bones available in the Rotary Room.

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Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie