museum of natural sciences

The Museum of Natural Sciences is a great free indoor activity for little ones in Saskatoon. The museum is located in the Geology Building on the University of Saskatchewan Campus. 

The museum features displays of living plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. Some of the specific features include the big Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosurus and Pterodactyl replicas, a waterfall pond with Koi fish, several fish tanks with a variety of interesting fish and sea creatures, a frog and snake display and the little furry creatures pictured here. (I can't remember these rodents' proper name, but they made my 1-year-old shiver repeatedly for some reason, which was hilarious to watch.)

The ground floor hallway of the Geology Building contains rocks, minerals, meteorites and seismic recorders.
The museum's web site provides a more detailed walking guide and questions (if you really want to get into the collegiate spirit), a cool scavenger hunt page for older kids and an answer key for their stumped parents.

If you are interested in underground parking, please refer to the information included at the bottom of the Agriculture Building Adventure, as the two buildings are connected. Simply enter the Agriculture Building throught the parkade, go up to the second floor and proceed down the hallway just past the Kenderdine Art Gallery.




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