The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology had a record breaking Family Day weekend.
"Our overall attendance for the weekend was 9,762 people. Saturday and Sunday we had around 1,200 people each day, but Monday was the day of free admission for all museums and historic sites operated by the Government of Alberta (and) we had a record breaking attendance of 7,252 people," stated Carrie Lunde, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at the Tyrrell Museum.
The busiest time for the museum is the August long weekend and this previous holiday weekend was close to beating the all time record for attendance.
"I think our busiest day on record is 7,400 people, so we were pretty close to that," she noted.
Lunde added that Family Day weekend was a fantastic way to tie off their year.
"Overall our attendance, which we run on a fiscal year of April to March, we're on par with last year. Attendance wise, we're keeping up the trend of having lots of people come here to enjoy the museum,"
So, when does the museum go back to its summer hours?
"The museum switches to its summer hours on May 15, so we'll start being open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Our new exhibit opens on May 12 and that usually kicks off our season as well," Lunde reported.