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International Museum Day! FREE Family Event!
IMD2018 - Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics
Date: 5/18/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Discovery Centre and the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum
Grande Prairie, Alberta

International Museum Day 2018 - Grande Prairie to Wembley Celebrations!IMD2018 Button JPEG

The Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Discovery Centre and Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum are joining together to bring International Museum Day to Grande Prairie and Wembley on Friday, May 18, 2018. ALL facilities are offering FREE admission for the day.

Each facility is open for their regular hours and hosting free activities and events for the whole community from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the occasion. This will also mark the annual opening of the Grande Prairie Museum’s Heritage Village for the 2018 summer season.

It's also a PD Day - Make it a family day and bring your kids out to each of the participating local museums and complete the IMD2018 Passport! Have fun learning about your community history!

A special cake cutting commemorating International Museum Day and the opening of the Heritage Village will take place at 11am on Friday, May 18; cake will also be available at all three locations.

In addition, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is hosting an Opening Reception for their new exhibit, WHEN RAVEN BECAME SPIDER, later in the evening. The exhibit features work by six contemporary Indigenous artists and storytellers whose work will certainly resonate with fans of popular superhero movies and comics. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event!

Take the Bus! (For FREE!)

City of Grande Prairie Transit and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will each be providing a free shuttle service between each of the three museum locations. Pick a location to park, and take the FREE IMD2018 bus(es) on your journey!
View the FREE bus schedules below:

 TransitSchedule Dino Bus Schedule 

Download a PDF copy of the Bus Schedules here

Guests can pick up a special passport at the beginning of their museum journey. Visit and collect stamps at each of the museums during the day and submit it at any one of the three locations to receive a special commemorative button.

What to Expect at each Museum:

Grande Prairie Museum and
Heritage Village

Muskoseepi Park (102Ave|102St)

  • Opening of Heritage Village (11am)
  • Cake Serving (11am-12pm)
  • Activities (12pm-4pm)
    • Envelope Making + Wax Sealing
    • Hamshack Radio
    • Telegraph Operator
  • Special IMD2018 Scavenger Hunt

Heritage Discovery Centre
Lower Level, Centre 2000
(116 Street, Grande Prairie)

  • Cake Serving (11am-12pm)
  • Activities (11am-4pm)
    • Bison Mask Making
    • Tipi Decorating
  • Special IMD2018 Scavenger Hunt

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Side Family Place
(9301-112 Ave, Wembley)

  • Activities running all day
  • Dino Scavenger Hunts
  • Coloring Stations
  • Cake Serving
  • Movies (small fee may apply)
  • Special IMD2018 Scavenger Hunt

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Montrose Cultural Centre (9839 - 103 Avenue)

WHEN RAVEN BECAME SPIDER

OPENING RECEPTION:
7pm to 9pm

 AGGP Raven Square

***ADMISSION TO ALL LOCATIONS IS FREE FOR THE DAY!***

Mark yourself as "Going" on our International Museum Day Facebook Event Page now!
 

History of International Museum Day

The theme for International Museum Day 2018 is “Hyper-connected museums: new approaches, new publics.” It was selected by the International Council of Museums in reference to the multiple means of communications we have today and how our global network of connections is becoming more complex, diverse and integrated.

The International Council of Museums has celebrated International Museum Day since 1977 to raise awareness the importance that museums have in promoting cultural connections, understanding and community. In 2017, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in over 150 countries. Grande Prairie has participated since 2014.