Looking for something to do this summer? Moose Jaw’s Western Development Museum has a whole slate of programming throughout July and August.
Brickspo, a popular LEGO exhibition, will be returning to the museum for the first time since the pandemic. The event takes place on July 30 and 31 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
The event features LEGO creations from members of the Saskatchewan LEGO Users Group (SLUG).
“There will be Lego exhibits everywhere throughout the gallery. I think we have 110,000 square feet and you can walk through the galleries and you'll just be amazed by all of these really cool builds that they've done,” said Education/Public Programs Coordinator Karla Rasmussen.
Admission is the regular museum entry fee or free for museum members.
Most Sundays from 1-4 p.m. throughout July and August, the museum is hosting a summer gallery pop-up program.
The summer gallery pop-up program is drop-in, come-and-go sessions with themes based on artifacts and exhibits around the museum.
“They all have a different craft or an activity, a game, as well as some take-home activities. So, we've got colouring sheets and some activities you can do at home,” Rasmussen said.
“Some of the other fun themes that we have we are looking at Starry night, doing something with sink or swim, all aboard, which implies our very famous train that we have here at the museum, our history, let's go for a ride and then we've got a camp out at the very end of summer.”
This program is also added value to your entry fee into the Western Development Museum.
One of the main summer attractions at the museum is the Short Line 101 steam-powered locomotive rides. Rasmussen said they are holding to have the train up and running this summer, but a schedule has not been set yet.