The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and Fort St. John Public Library have been busy celebrating Dinovember.
What is Dinovember? It’s based on a book (What the Dinosaurs Did by Susan and Refe Tuma) where plastic dinosaurs come alive and get into mischief around the authors’ house. In our version. Twelve plastic dinosaurs have got trapped in the museum and get into all sorts of mischief!
One photograph of their adventures is being posted on the Fort St. John North Peace Museum Facebook page each day in November. Families can vote for their favourite by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and be entered to win a dinosaur family fun pack (one entry per family please). We’re offering all sorts of dinosaur-themed events and activities all month as is the library.
Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt
There are 12 friendly (but mischievous) dinosaurs hiding around the Fort St. John North Peace Museum’s exhibits. They’ve got up to trouble together (see evidence on our Facebook page), but now they’re just making themselves at home around the museum. Can you find and identify all 12 to win a dinosaur sticker prize?
Scavenger hunts are free with the price of regular admission. Kids five and under are always free when accompanied by an adult. This scavenger hunt is available November 1-30. We’re open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinosaur Excavation Take Home Kits
Available starting Friday, November 18th at the Museum as long as supplies last.
Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a paleontologist in the Peace Region? Now’s your chance to find out through this FREE take home kit. 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Peace River canyon and to celebrate we’re handing out 200 free kits sponsored by Surerus Pipeline.
Discover what a paleontologist does and read about notable Peace Region paleontologists on our fun fact sheet. Cut, assemble, and identify a dinosaur in our bed bone craft. Pretend to be a paleontologist and excavate your very own dinosaur skeleton from an earthen block using a digging tool and brush. 200 kits are available (one per child). Kits are recommended for ages 6+ (or 4+ with lots of adult assistance).
Dinosaur Story and Craft Time
Saturday, November 26th at 2 p.m. at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Roar! It’s Dinovember! The dinosaurs have been having adventures in the museum all month long, and now they are ready for a very special Dino Storytime! Join the Fort St. John Library at the museum for prehistoric tales, fearsome crafts, and silly dino fun! Drop-in, no registration required!
Heather Sjoblom is curator and manager of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum