Spring Break programs at the museum were a blast this week – with Fossil Fun on Tuesday, Our Night Sky on Wednesday and An Easter Celebration on Thursday.
On Tuesday, March 31 we learned all about fossils in Alberta and had the chance to look at some real sample fossils from the museum’s collection. We also made our own “fossil” samples to take home, and created Q-tip skeletons of local animals.
Wednesday, April 1 was a blizzardy day (April Fool’s!), but some “real troopers” made their way down to the museum to learn about Our Night Sky. We shared legends about the stars and the moon, identified constellations using constellation tubes, and created our own constellations, with accompanying names and/ or legends, to take home.
In our own community early settlers used the sky to guide them when they travelled through the night by dog sled between Lac St. Anne and St. Albert.
Thursday, April 2 was an Easter Celebration with many participants coming to take part in an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt throughout the museum. We also told a timeless Easter tale, one that has been shared with children in our community for many years, and created beautiful Easter crafts to display for the holidays.
All in all, as mentioned before, our programmers and visitors had a blast during our Spring Break “staycation.” Make sure to check out our regular monthly Saturday programs (the second Saturday of the month) until June, and watch for information about our summer programming at the museum, Father Lacombe Chapel, St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and the Art Gallery of St. Albert.
Happy Easter everyone!