Regina’s Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s (RSM) resident dinosaur, Megamunch, has launched his annual Dino Egg Hunt, which is on until next Sunday.
John Snell, head of exhibits and programming at the RSM, said dinosaur eggs are hidden throughout the museum as a way to celebrate Easter and to keep school kids busy over this week’s school break.
“It’s kind of a word game, so there are letters on all the different dino eggs,” he explained. “You have to find all the letters and then we have a little form that you fill out and you have to guess what the phrase is.”
Every correct answer gets an entry to win a gift basket that includes a stuffed dinosaur.
Snell said the event started about four or five years ago and it’s been held every April since.
“It’s a real fun family activity where everyone gets involved — even the parents are really involved in it because we hide these dino eggs all over the place and they’re really difficult to find. Our staff are kind of mean where they hide them,” he said with a chuckle.
Snell added there are also a number of dinosaur eggs on display in the Paleo Pit.
And, in true Megamunch fashion, the dinosaur’s also getting into the Easter spirit by dressing up as the Easter Bunny.
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Canada 150 exhibit wrapping up
While people check out the egg hunt, Snell recommends they visit the 150 Species for Canada’s 150 exhibit as it ends April 16.
“We have over 150 species from our collection that we brought out specifically for this exhibit — that’s another thing you can search for, all the different items that are throughout,” he said, adding there’s a booklet that goes along with it.
The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day, including statutory holidays. Admission is by donation.
— With files from the CJME Morning Show