We offer a wonderful variety of public programs! Our team is flexible and accommodating. Our educator or our palaeontologist will try their best to fufill your needs, be it a corporate presentation, or a hands-on experience for a summer camp or day care. For inquiries about public programs please call Laura at (780) 532-2362 ext. 3.
…what a fabulous time our students and staff had on their dino tours… The excitement and interest that was created is unparalleled: many felt it was the best field trip they had ever taken!
Thanks to your animated enthusiasm and meaningful programming, the children came away well-informed, happy and eager for more. The dinosaur books in our library just flew off the shelves after the experiences at [Pipestone Creek] – a absolute win-win for everyone concerned.
Dean of Students, Grande Prairie Regional College
Reading University 2012
Summer Public Programs
Dinosaur Bonebed Tour (June 14 – September 1, 2013)
2 hours $2.50/person (cash only) Friday evening / Saturday / Sunday
What was it like here 73 million years ago during the Cretaceous? What dinosaurs and plants lived here? How did hundreds of dinosaurs die in one spot? Discover some answers and some theories to these questions during this dinosaur bonebed tour.
Join a trained tour guide on a 2-hour hike back into the Cretaceous to solve the mystery of a dinosaur bonebed, a mass grave with hundreds of skeletons from a horned dinosaur, called the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai. Learn what animals and dinosaurs used to walk this very land 73 million years ago. Examine rock samples and real fossils. It’s a family friendly tour designed for all ages to have fun, learn, be entertained and enthralled with the fascinating world of dinosaurs.
When: June 14 – September 1, 2013
Fridays: 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
Where: Pipestone Creek Park (campground), meet your tour guide in the main parking lot near the small Pipestone Creek campground dinosaur museum.
Number of People: A maximum of 25 people will be taken on each tour. It is based on a first come, first serve basis. Alternatively for a flat fee of $70 you and up to 25 friends can reserve a specific date and time on weekdays.
Bring: Sturdy shoes (hiking or runners), bug spray, sunscreen, bottle of water
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty: Most of the tour is along a constructed gravel walk-way that varies little in elevation. However the last part of the hike, prior to arriving at the dinosaur site, involves walking on a natural path and up a moderately steep incline.
Fee: $2.50/person (cash only)
Safety: All participants of the dinosaur bonebed tour are required to read and sign a safety waiver. There is a maximum of 25 persons per tour. The hike is 2.5 kilometers in length. It take 2 hours to complete the tour. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. Hiking shoes and water are recommended.
Dinosaur Themed Theatrical Performance
2:00 pm (June 15 – September 1, 2013)
1 hour, Free (donations are appreciated)
Saturday’s Performance: ”Little Dinosaur and the BIG BAD Albertosaurus”. Herba’s grandma has gone missing from the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai herd! Herba takes it upon herself to find her grandma and ventures out in the great Cretaceous landscape. All the while, a BIG BAD Albertosaurus is lerking in the background, a dangerous threat to young Herba and her lost old grandma. Will Herba find her grandma? Will the BIG BAD Albertosaurus capture her? Come find out! The play has volunteer participation roles for readers and non-readers, so be prepared to put on your acting hat.
Sunday’s Performance: ”Iggy’s Odyssey”, a dinosaur-themed theatrical play. Palaeontologist search for dinosaurs, trying to determine what they are and what they were all about, but have you ever heard of a dinosaur who didn’t know who or what he was? Join Iggy the dinosaur on his quest of self discovery. ”Iggy’s Odyssey”, written by university summer students and delivered by our university summer students, will have the entire family rolling in the lawn chairs. Join us for this 1-hour journey where Iggy, the main character, searches for his place in this world. The play has volunteer participation roles for readers and non-readers, so be prepared to put on your acting hat.
When: Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm
Where: Pipestone Creek Campground, near the river, down from the small dino-museum located near the main parking lot.
Bring: lawn chair or blanket to sit on, bug spray, sunscreen, bottle of water
Fee: free, donations are appreciated.