By Millie Love for theWedge.LIVE
His name is Scotty. You would think the biggest T.rex in the world would have a more intuitive name like “Chomper.” Why not Reginald so Regina could own this claim-to-fame indelibly?
The humour is not lost on this writer.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is where Scotty makes his home. He is a side trip this holiday season as a staged show, “Twas The Night Before Hibernation,” runs until January 5th, 2020.
It only runs 25 minutes, so you have plenty of time to drop in on its bony mascot.
The show has a special twist as families become part of the action in a re-telling of the classic Christmas poem. Volunteers from the audience will play the roles of Saskatchewan animals and learn about the amazing story of surviving winter.
Another T.rex, “Tini,” will make a special appearance and show how dinosaurs lived in the winter.
“The holidays are a great time to visit the RSM,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Enjoy the stage show with family and friends, stop by the Museum Shop and visit Scotty, the world’s largest T.rex in the awe-inspiring CN T.rex Gallery.”
The show runs December 28, 29 and 30 and January 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the RSM Auditorium at 2 p.m. each day.
Go to the RSM for programming info, or to learn how you can support the RSM’s world class work and research
The RSM, located at 2445 Albert Street, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Adjusted holiday hours include December 31 (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and January 1 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.). The RSM will be closed January 6-10, 2020 for cleaning and maintenance.