Royal Saskatchewan Museum
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum furthers an understanding of Saskatchewan's natural history and aboriginal cultures, past and present, through acquisition, conservation and research, publications, exhibitions and education programs. The RSM offers 3 permanent galleries (the Earth Sciences Gallery, the First Nations Gallery, and the Life Sciences/Human Factor Gallery), Megamunch (Canada's first robotic T. rex), temporary exhibits, and curriculum-based school programs. The RSM's research programs focus on boreal forest archaeology, boulder monuments of the northern plains, insects (especially butterflies), bird species as indicators of climate change, and fossils such as Cretaceous dinosaurs and other reptiles, and Tertiary mammals. The Fossil Research Centre in Eastend is the RSM's field facility for collecting and researching fossils in southwestern Saskatchewan.
Admission is by donation. A suggested level of contribution is:
$2.00 - Adults
$1.00 - Seniors, Students, Children
$5.00 - Families
Your donation will be used by the RSM Associates to support programs, exhibits and services. Donations of $10.00 or more are accepted by credit card. Please see the Information Desk for further details.
The RSM's collections pertain to the First Nations and natural history of the Province of Saskatchewan. They include archaeology, ethnology, palaeontology, ornithology, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, and mammology as well as a small herbarium and fungi collection. There is also a collection of original drawings, sketches, paintings, sculptures and mini-dioramas done for research, exhibitions and publications.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2 million
Archival records are limited to documents (e.g., field notes and correspondence) pertaining to the history of the RSM's archaeological, paleontological, and natural history research.
The human history component comprises archaeological and ethnological collections pertaining to First Nations of Saskatchewan.
Costumes and Accessories
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
The natural history collection contains study skins and mounts of birds and mammals; eggs; fish; reptiles; butterflies and moths; insects; some mammal and fish comparative skeletons. The paleontological collection includes Cretaceous marine and land reptiles (including dinosaurs), Tertiary mammals, bird and fish fossils, and a variety of invertebrate fossils.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Endangered Species • Scientific Specimens : Type Specimens • Zooarchaeological Specimens • Terrestrial Organisms • Aquatic Organisms : Fresh Water • Botany : Fungi : Vascular Plants : Non-Flowering Plants : Seed Plants • Zoology : Invertebrates : Mollusks (Mollusca) : Crustaceans (Crustacea) : Spiders (Arachnida) : Insects (Insecta) : Sponges (Porifera) : Vertebrates : Fish (Pisces) : Amphibians (Amphibia) : Reptiles (Reptilia) : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Fossil Collections • Fossil Plants (Paleobotany) • Fossil Invertebrates (Invertebrate Paleontology) • Fossil Vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology)
Services & Activities
The RSM offers: educational programs (k-12), public programming; the provincial conservation program; research and publications; identification of artifacts, fossils and natural history specimens.
The RSM maintains the provincial collections (including supporting documentation) of archaeology, ethnology, paleontology, ornithology, entomology, and mammalogy. These collections are available to scientists, graduate students, and artists for research purposes. The RSM's libraries (archaeology, ethnology, paleontology, conservation and natural sciences) are available for use on site. The provincial conservation program provides advice about appropriate conservation methods and procedures to institutions and individuals
Information Centre •
Object or Scientific specimen identification
The RSM offers curriculum-based in-house programs for K-12, together with teacher workshops and written guides. Paleo-Pit and summer school programs are also available for children. Guided tours of the permanent galleries are available on request. It also provides loan kits to schools outside of Regina.
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
The RSM provides a gift shop, cloakroom, strollers, information kiosk, and vending machines for snacks and drinks. Films and lectures are presented in the auditorium. The RSM is wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Strollers Available
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Other: Guides are present in the galleries to answer questions.
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 5-10
Activities: Education Program Delivery
Curatorial Technical Assistance
Exhibit Development Technical Assistance
Memberships offered through Museum's friends Organization;Royal Saskatchewan Museum Associates Inc.
Benefits include giftshop discount, Associates' Program Discounts, etc.
The RSM provides vending machines for snacks and drinks. Picnic facilities are available beside the RSM in Wascana Park.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Local Tourism Links
A small boardroom is available for meetings. The auditorium may also be rented for larger events such as concerts, films, and lectures.
Publications & Products
booklets on various aspects of Saskatchewan's First Nations, fossils, and natural history. Occasional publications. Pastlog series. Anthropological Series.
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
Scholarly Papers •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
Other: The gift shop provides a variety of souveniers, toys, and gift items pertaining to the themes of the RSM galleries.