5 Things to do in Regina
1. Royal Saskatchewan Museum
In 1906, Saskatchewans first museum was established, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The museums purpose is to help build an understanding of the provinces natural history and aboriginal cultures. The Museums most popular exhibit is Megamunch, a robotic Tyrannosaurus rex. Megamunch is the first of his kind in Canada. Admission to the museum is by donation which goes to the museums programs, exhibits and research. Open daily from 9:30-5.
2. Saskatchewan Science Centre
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is an interactive science museum. Located in a former power plant, this science museum has been open since 1989. With many different exhibits, this place can entertain kids for hours on end. In 1991, the Kramer IMAX theatre was added. Open year round, the science centre is the largest family attraction in Saskatchewan. Over spring break, February break and summer vacation, day camps are offered for kids ages 6-11 for 5 days, kids will participate in science activities throughout the day.
3. Wascana Centre
Wascana Centre is a beautiful park built around Wascana Lake. Within the 930 hectares of park are numerous building such as the Legislative Building, Royal Saskatchewan museum, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Science Centre and the University of Regina. Wascana Centre also includes Candy Cane park which is perfect for kids to play while families barbecue in one of the many picnic areas. Walking around Wascana Lake is perfect for a relaxing walk, you will come across the beauty of nature and different species of birds.
4. Globe Theatre
This theatre in the round puts on a variety of musicals and pays are put on for all to go watch. Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer, Globe Theatre was the first professional theatre company in the province, now it is the largest arts organization in Saskatchewan. Globe Theatre is located in the Prince Edward building. A former post office and former city hall was once referred to as the Old City Hall Mall until Prince Edward visited Globe Theatre. The building currently holds boutiques, a restaurant and the theatre.
5.Mackenzie Art Gallery
The Mackenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewans oldest art gallery, this gallery offers artwork from local and international artists. The gallery holds a collection of over 4500 pieces of artwork from artists such as Picasso, Rodin, Edvard Munch and a Canadian collection from artists such as Greg Curnoe, Dorothy Knowles, Joe Fafard and more. Every year over 70, 000 people visit the Mackenzie Art Gallery each year. A gift shop is found within in the gallery with unique gifts from top Canadian designers. Each purchase made in the gift shop goes towards supporting the galleries exhibitions and programs. The gallery is open for educational programs and free public tours.