Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology celebrates the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. This world-renowned museum and research facility is located in the rugged Canadian Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta.
Located only 90 minutes northeast of Calgary, Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to paleontology – the study of plant and animal life based on the fossil record – offers something for everyone. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are captivated by one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons, most of which were discovered in Alberta’s badlands – one of the best places in the world for fossil discoveries. The latest exhibition, Grounds for Discovery, highlights fossils found during industrial activities, including one of the best-preserved dinosaurs in the world.
All of the museum’s dynamic displays spark curiosity, dispel myths and engage people with learning. In the summer, visitors can also participate in educational programs that interpret how the past and present are related. Individuals and families alike can learn about the wonders of the Badlands during a guided hike, create a cast of a real fossil or try their hand at digging in a quarry. Open year-round, the museum offers extended hours from May to September.