Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Tours
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Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is home to an extensive collections of dinosaur fossils. The museum’s 10 galleries are devoted to paleontology and feature 40 complete dinosaur skeletons and a collection of 130,000 fossils. The Preparation Lab shows how paleontology technicians prepare locally found fossils for research and exhibition.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum offers hands-on exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. Children will enjoy wandering among the mounted Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops skeletons in Dinosaur Hall and learning what it’s like to be a real paleontologist by joining a junior dig experience. Visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour along an interpretive trail through the surrounding badlands and learn about the unique geology of the region.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a must-see for dinosaur-loving children and adults.
- An admission ticket is required to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum; purchase a one- or two-day ticket ahead of time online or in person on the day of your visit.
- Photography for personal use is permitted in the museum.
- Museum exhibits and indoor programs are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is the only Canadian museum dedicated solely to paleontology. Located four miles (six kilometers) northwest from Drumheller, Alberta and 84 miles (135 kilometers) northeast of Calgary, the Royal Tyrrell Museum is situated in the Canadian Badlands, a unique geological area where many dinosaur fossils have been found.
When to Get There
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is open seven days a week from May through September, including holidays, with late evening hours during peak summer months. The museum is closed Mondays from October to May and is open all holidays except for Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Other Canadian Badlands Attractions
The Canadian Badlands is a unique geological wonder characterized by ochre-striped towers, buttes, mesas, and hoodoos. Visit Horseshoe Canyon for some of the best views of the badlands, and don’t miss the Willow Creek Hoodoos along highway 10, just east of Drumheller. Dinosaur enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Dinosaur Provincial Park, the site of many important dinosaur fossil discoveries.
Address: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
If you see the world’s largest dinosaur, you’re in the right place. The towering replica – 4.5 times the size of a real T-rex ※ Learn something: The Royal Tyrrell Museum will have you needing out in no time. It’s home to some of the most remarkable prehistoric specimens ever unearthed. That includes an armored nodosaur that is so amazingly well preserved that it looks more like a statue than a fossil. ※ Cretaceous outdoors: Take a self-guided tour through the Badlands
Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital. Visit Drumheller on this full-day excursion, explore rugged canyonlands, and get-up close looks at monolothic hoodoo rock formations.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology?
The best ways to experience Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are:
- Dinosaur World 1 Day: Drumheller-Badland-Hoodoo-Mine National Historic
- Drumheller & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour
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