Each day for the rest of the year, 2day FM will be looking back on some of the biggest local stories of the year, as voted by our listeners. Here’s number 7:
A year and a few months after it was originally scheduled to open, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum finally opened its doors to the public on September 3rd.
The $34 million facility is located in Wembley, just a few kilometres away from the Pipestone Creek Bonebed, one of the densest dinosaur bone beds in the world. Visitors to the museum can find casts of dinosaurs found in the area, watch a working lab, and use several interactive features.
More than 2,000 people walked through in just the first few days, but a grand opening wasn’t held until September 26th, when actor Dan Aykroyd led the second-annual Aykroyd Family Ride from the Mighty Peace Harley Davidson Dealership to the museum and took in the second annual Amber Ball later that night.