Public Programs

Explore, create, and discover. Excavate in a realistic quarry, make your own fossil replica, or take a guided hike through the badlands.

Get to know the Museum’s scientists in Passion for the Past, or follow a fossil’s journey from field to display in The Inside Story. These videos are complimentary and are shown weekends only in the auditorium from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Program Schedule

Fall Program Schedule

  • Dinosite!


    90-minute hike

    Recommended ages 4+

    Search for fossils and see real dinosaur remains.

  • The_Dig_Experience

    The Dig Experience

    90 minutes

    Ages 6+

    Experience the thrill of excavation in a realistic quarry using professional tools and techniques.

  • Jr._Dig_Experience

    Jr. Dig Experience

    90 minutes

    Ages 7 - 12

    Excavate in a realistic quarry!

  • Seven Wonders

    Seven Wonders Of The Badlands

    60 minutes

    All ages

    Marvel at the wonders of the badlands on this guided hike through Midland Provincial Park.

  • Dino Adventure Hour

    Dino Adventure Hour

    60 minutes

    Ages 3 - 6

    Kids discover dinosaurs, work in a realistic indoor dig site, and make a cool craft.

  • Fossil Casting

    Fossil Casting

    45 minutes

    Ages 4+

    Enjoy hands-on learning and make your own fossil replica.

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    Express Dig Experience

    45 minutes

    Ages 6+

    Participate in an indoor dig and work on real fossils!

  • storytime


    10 minutes

    Recommended for ages 5 and under.


    Join a Science Educator as they bring a story of prehistoric creatures to life in our outdoor amphitheatre.

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    Science Break

    15 minutes

    Recommended ages 4+


    Interactive and engaging experiences on various palaeontological topics.

  • Science_Educator_assembling_raptor_skeleton

    Raptor Assembly

    20 minutes

    All ages


    As seen on 'Amazing Race Canada.' Join us to assemble an exact replica dinosaur skeleton in this 20-minute interactive amphitheatre program.

  • passion past

    Passion for the Past

    25 minutes

    Recommended ages 10 +


    Meet our scientists and find out what inspires them to uncover the mysteries of the prehistoric past.

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    The Inside Story

    15 minutes

    All ages


    What happens to fossils once they're collected in the field? Find out in this virtual behind-the-scenes tour.

  • BadlandsTrail

    Badlands Trail

    All ages


    Enjoy a scenic self-guided hike through the badlands.

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