Closed to the public from December 24, 2021 to the end of March, 2022
Entrance: RCMP Heritage Centre Annual Pass Members – FREE Kinder (0 – 5) – FREE Child/Youth (6 – 17) – $6 Students (18+ with valid Student ID) – $8 Adult (18+) – $10 Senior (60+) – $8 Family (2 adults & up to 5 children/youth) – $30 Active members of the Military or any Police Force – $5 *Veterans of any police or military force receive FREE admission *Group Rates available
Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Completely wheelchair and stroller friendly. There are wheelchairs available for use. Food: Feel free to bring your own snacks! There is a large windowed eating space with several high chairs available to use. Washrooms: Washrooms and change tables available.
This space is amazingly relaxed and child-friendly. If you visit, you may:
pick up an age-appropriate scavenger hunt for your child(ren) to complete throughout the galleries
relax, eat a snack, and work on some themed colouring sheets or activity sheets in the huge windowed lobby with tables and toys for kids
try on some uniforms and tour the galleries in uniform*
learn how to take fingerprints together in the self-guided classroom area
have fun with two driving simulators
visit the gift shop filled with neat toys for children such as kites, spy kits, binoculars, and invisible ink pens
explore the educational lily garden on the grounds outside
*not necessarily available during the COVID-19 pandemic
I could not find any information about it on the website or otherwise, but there is a stone circle created as a place for honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) on the grounds outside. There is a vigil held here every year in October where everyone is welcome. I interpret the placement of this stone circle on the RCMP Heritage Centre grounds as a step towards truth and reconciliation, and an attempt to repair a strained relationship created by a history of terrible treatment of Indigenous people by police.
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.