Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum opening on Friday

first_imgAlthough the official grand opening isn’t until September 26th, this Friday the public gets its first chance to visit, a new $34 million Peace Region tourist attraction, albeit on the Alberta side of the border.The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is located at Wembley, about half way between Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie, and will open its doors after an amazing fast track construction period of only 13 months.It also has a rather uniquely named, Clairmont based operating organization, called, “The River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society”.- Advertisement -George Jacob is the Executive Director, and he says museum visitors can be prepared for an exhibit experience that’s unlike any other in Canada, and a lot of it will have to do with technology.“Most of all augmented reality platforms that allow you to pan your tablet devices over articulated skeletal forms and the hot spots allow you to flush them out and see those animals in their ecosystems. You will also see layered interconnected information like a chase scene, like a flood scene where 73 million years ago herds of dinosaurs drowned here at Pipestone Creek and so on. The exhibit experience is on a very difference scale.”Mr. Jacob says, while allowing for variations in committed viewing times, the museum will accommodate about 600 visitors at one time, and he estimates it will take about three hours to fully view and appreciate what it has to offer.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS Store in Ballybofey won a top national gong at a glittering ceremony in Galway.The family-run business was named Store of the Year at the Retail Excellence Awards, run by the Sunday Independent and hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city.In a message posted on Facebook, McElhinneys said: “Thank you to our amazing team and wonderful customers who make everything we do possible. What a way to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Let’s get the party started.” Sources in Galway tell us the champagne is flowing into the wee small hours!© 2011, all Rights ReservedFollow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS WIN TOP RETAIL AWARD was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BREAKING NEWS: McELHINNEYS WIN TOP RETAIL AWARDlast_img read more