While the facility itself likely won’t be ready for visitors until sometime next spring, those behind the Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum project are looking forward to next month’s ribbon cutting.
Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative CEO Brian Brake says this summer they will put the final touches on the building and grounds.
“We’re going to have a beautiful building there and all the sidewalks and parking lots are going in now. We expect shortly that the playground will go in. The building itself is going to be in wonderful shape.”
Brake says they have a busy day set for August 9, starting with the Dan Aykroyd Ride, which will leave the Harley Davidson store in Grande Prairie at 12:15, followed by the ribbon cutting at 1:30.
“As soon as the ribbon cutting for the museum is done, and the ribbon cutting for the Aykroyd Family Theatre is done, we’ll then give people a chance to walk through part of the museum to get their first glimpse at what it is going to look like.”
Brake says he is still in the process of raising the $4 million needed to fabricate the displays for inside the museum, which he hopes to have ready in time for the museum to fully open by next April or May.