What’s On At Manuels River!

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July and August at Manuels River

Daily, 10:30 am and 2 pm Guided Fossil Site Visits.  Join us for a walk back through time, to an age when trilobites dominated the seas.  Our Guided Fossil Site Visit leads down the Ocean Trail from the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, exploring the natural history along the way, and ends at a 500 million-year-old fossil locality.  There we will investigate the natural rock fall and look for the fossilized remains of the trilobites, brachiopods and other animals that lived in the shallow sea which covered this area half a billion years ago. $15 adult, $9 student/senior/youth.  Admission to exhibits and related programs included. Weather permitting.

Every Monday, 1 – 4 pm Giant Floor Map. Come to see our giant 8m x 11m floor map of Newfoundland and Labrador. Join our interpreters as they show you around our province with a scavenger hunt and other map-related educational games. A great afternoon for explorers young and old. Included with admission to the exhibits.

Every Tuesday, 11 am – 2 pm Lunch Unplugged. Come experience a taste of Newfoundland culture with local singers, musicians, songwriters and storytellers while enjoying a locally inspired lunch from our café. Free with purchase of lunch from the Coffee Matters Café.

Every Wednesday, 2 – 4 pm Wacky Science Wednesdays. Join our science interpreters in the exhibits as they share with your some of our wackiest science experiments including making your own slime, pop your top, hair-standing science and more! These science demos are included with admission to the exhibits.

Every Thursday, 7 pm, Campfire Sing-A-Long Come join us for a campfire on the river. There will be songs, stories and marshmallows for roasting.  Free event by donation only. Weather permitting. To ensure the campfire is going ahead please call the day of at 834-2099 ext. 206.

Every Friday, 2 – 4 pm, Fossil Fridays. Join our resident palaeontologist Dr Rod Taylor in our exhibits as he shows you even more cool fossils in our fossil touch tank. There will also be fossil-related activities and crafts. Included in the price of admission to the exhibits.

TUES, Jul. 31, 7 pm, Regatta Roulette. Come dance the night away with Fahrenheit at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Doors open at 7 pm and the band starts at 9 pm. There will be bar specials and games of chance to win prizes. It’s the perfect way to start the Regatta holiday. Tickets are $10+HST and can be purchased at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/regatta-roulette-fundraiser-tickets-47958473084?aff=es2. 

THUR, Aug. 2, 7 pm: Harry Potter Trivia Night. Get your wizarding crew together, grab your wands and conjure up your best patronus for Trivia Night! There will be prizes, snacks and bar service available. Pre-registration is recommended for this event, a maximum of 6 people per team, tickets are $10+HST per person and can be purchased by calling 834-2099 ext. 206. This is a 19+ event, valid ID required. All tickets are non-refundable.

SUN, Aug. 12, 2 – 4 pm: Doxi’s 5th Birthday Party!  Doxi is celebrating her 5th Birthday with a Plastic-Free Birthday Party at Manuels River.  We’ll have Wacky Science experiments, party games and activities and, of course, birthday cake.  All are welcome to join in the fun.  Included with admission to the exhibits (FREE for members).

THUR, Aug. 23, 7 pm: Dinner & A Movie. Date night? girls’ night? or just a fun night out? We’ve got you covered at Manuels River, enjoy a delicious three-course dinner by Coffee Matters followed by a movie in our state of the art Theatre. Vote for the movie you want to be featured on our Facebook event page! Tickets are just $30+HST and must be purchased in advance by August 21. Call 834-2099 ext. 206 to reserve your spot. Bar service will be available, this is a 19+ event, valid ID required. All tickets are non-refundable.

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South. For more information, or to register for any of the above programs, call 709-834-2099 ext.206 or connect with us on social media: @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, ‘Manuels River’ on Facebook, or manuelsriver.com