Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo are open year-round.
There are no admission fees for Assiniboine Park, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, or the Pavilion Gallery Museum.
Shields was the first of a large group of mythological works of the 80's that inspired Ivan Eyre to complete more.
The impetus for the various objects came from the studio where Eyre began a series of drawings and paintings harkening back to some earlier imagery of the 60's, including the wheeled horse, a play on equestrian statues seen in Europe and abroad.
Eyre has taken these 'universal' objects and, with a sense of dramatization, infused them with a personalized prairie character.