Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB, Canada

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a Canadian tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research. Located 6 kilometres northwest from Drumheller, Alberta and 135 kilometres northeast from Calgary.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is operated by Alberta's Ministry of Culture.

The museum is dedicated to exhibits in a series of chronological galleries celebrating the 3.9-billion-year-history of life on Earth. One of the most popular is "Dinosaur Hall", with over 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons, including specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, Albertosaurus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Other exhibits include a gallery of some of the most dangerous theropods known from Alberta, "Burgess Shale", a diorama of dozens of creatures from Yoho National Park in British Columbia.

Also there is guided and self-guided tours of the badlands, the hands-on "Science Hall" with interactive stations that introduce palaeontological concepts, simulated fossil digs, fossil casting, school programs and summer camps.

Working Hours :

September 1 - May 14: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except holiday Mondays.
May 15 - August 31: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission :

  • Adult (18-64) : $21.00
  • Senior (65+) : $14.00
  • Youth (7-17) : $10.00
  • Children (6 and under) : Free
  • Family (2 adults and their children 7 - 17, max. group size 8) : $50.00
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