Friday, May 18, 2018 is International Museum Day!

The Grande Prairie Museum, Heritage Discovery Centre and The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum are joining together to celebrate in Grande Prairie and Wembley. 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 Professional Development Day, so with kid’s out of school – 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.

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

Guests and participants 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.

On May 18th at 7 pm, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is hosting an opening reception for our latest exhibition, When Raven Became Spider. The exhibition features work by six contemporary Indigenous artists and storytellers whose work blurs the line between modern oral stories and contemporary pop art. This event is free and open to the public.

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Posted May 17, 2018 in Art, News, Opening Reception