Museum of PalaeontologyRoyal Tyrrell Museum
Nestled in the rugged Alberta badlands, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology stands as the only museum in Canada exclusively dedicated to the study of ancient life. Operated by the Government of Alberta under the Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Status of Women, this museum offers an unparalleled experience in exploring the mysteries of prehistoric times.
Boasting one of the world's largest collections of dinosaurs, the Royal Tyrrell Museum takes visitors on a journey through the ages with ever-changing exhibits and self-guided experiences year-round. The museum offers an array of engaging and educational programs designed to bring the prehistoric past to life for visitors of all ages.
The museum's dynamic offerings cater to a diverse audience, ensuring there's always something new to discover. From the Cretaceous Alberta exhibit, inspired by the work of Royal Tyrrell Museum scientists, to the Badlands Interpretive Trail that weaves through Midland Provincial Park, visitors can immerse themselves in the wonders of ancient landscapes.
- Exhibits for All Ages: Explore the various exhibits that provide insights into different geological eras, from the Palaeozoic Era to the Cenozoic Gallery.
- Activities Galore: Engage in hands-on activities like fossil casting, participate in science camps, or join the Raptor Assembly to enhance your understanding of prehistoric life.
- Bones & Brews for Adults: For those aged 18 and above, the Bones & Brews offers an evening of fossils, food, and fun. This unique gathering combines socializing with hands-on activities, creating a delightful experience for adults interested in paleontology.
Museum at Home
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is committed to providing a virtual space that keeps the spirit of exploration alive. Their "RTMP From Home" initiative invites all ages to delve into the wonders of palaeontology from the safety and comfort of your home.
Virtual Activities to Explore
- Videos: Dive into a YouTube playlist featuring behind-the-scenes videos. Their Preservation & Research team shares insights into specimens from their collection. Also, the Speaker Series playlist, offering presentations by renowned scientists on palaeontological research and hot topics.
- Online Jigsaw Puzzle: Test your skills in reassembling the massive skull of a Giganotosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. Take a virtual journey into the Royal Tyrrell Museum's collection.