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Royal Tyrrell Museum In Drumheller Alberta

Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller Alberta

Royal Tyrrell Museum In Drumheller Alberta
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum Of Palaeontology In Drumheller

Come see real exhibits of prehistoric creatures that once roamed the land millions of years ago, at the 🦕 Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum in 🌹 Drumheller, Alberta – 🍁 Canada.

This beautiful museum is situated in the {Canadian Badlands,} of the Province of Alberta.

A magnificent museum displaying some of the world’s most precious findings of – 🦖 Dinosaurs ever found!

Royal Tyrrell Museum is located on the very land where these magnificent creatures once lived, millions of years ago.

Our Visit To The Amazing Royal Tyrrell Museum Of Dinosaurs

Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum

Located just 6 kilometers (4 miles) northwest of the City of Drumheller and in Midland Provincial Park, you will find the 🏘 Museum of Palaeontology, hidden away and standing on its own away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This is a major Canadian tourist attraction and the hub of – Palaeontological research. The museum is well known 🌎 world-wide for its amazing collection of more than {130,000 fossils,} to date.

“The Royal Tyrrell Museum is recognized globally as a premier research and education centre. It houses one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs and is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology.”

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Palaeontology Definition:

  1. * the study of fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found
  2. * another name for palaeozoology

The Royal Tyrrell Museum – Fascinating Dinosaur Exhibits

The Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Exhibit

The museum features one of the world’s leading displays of dinosaurs, with the majority discovered right on the museums doorstep, here in Alberta.
Officially opened to the public in 1985, the center has attracted more than twelve million visitors from around the world.

“Our mandate is to be an internationally recognized public and scientific museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, presentation, and interpretation of palaeontological history, with special reference to Alberta’s rich fossil heritage.”

Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum Drumheller

The displays are absolutely stunning and laid out in the museum, that will certainly attract the attention of most everyone, including young children.
We were first at the museum with our young children over 15 years ago, and the size and displays continue to grow, with a new magnificent attraction having opened a few seasons ago.

Thirty Years of Research Tyrrell Museum

It’s appropriately named Foundations and offers people of all ages a vibrant, interactive experience that delves into the science of palaeontology.
It also highlights Alberta’s key role in the study and preservation of these magnificent fossil specimens found in the world.
A wonderful major addition to the museum, that we can’t wait to see on our next visit!

A Brief History Of The Royal Tyrrell Museum

Royal Tyrrell Museum

Way back in the year 1884, a well known geologist in Canada named Joseph Burr Tyrrell, came upon a 70 million year old dinosaur skull, very near the City of Drumheller.

Having discovered this major find and appropriately naming it Albertosaurus sarcophagus “flesh eating lizard from Alberta”, the Museum decided it should name the museum after him.

Since opening in 1985, this museum has become a globally recognized for its; devotion to public education programs, its exhibits, and to the science of palaeontology.

Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum’s Amazing Displays

Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum

The exhibits are amazing and I definitely recommend taking the self-guided audio tour, that will guide you along and explain each exhibit to you.

Definitely worth taking this informative audio tour, while visiting.

Be sure to schedule a few hours here, to visit the; museum, viewpoint and walking trail while visiting – Midland Provincial Park.

Alberta Badlands Hiking Trail

Midland Provincial Park Alberta

Take time to enjoy the trail among Alberta’s Badlands, located just outside the museum.
There’s a self-guided interpretive path that runs for just over one kilometer. Along the way, you will find signs and stops of interest, describing things as you make your way along the trail.

Well worth the time spent during your stay!

Below, check out the 🌹 Travel Alberta – Canada website. I’ve bookmarked their page on the {Canadian Badlands}, where you can access much more detailed information on this amazing part of the Province.

✈    Travel Alberta Canada – Canadian Badlands

Traveling To The Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum

Royal Tyrrell Museum Exhibits

Getting to hear is easy with well – marked signs to Drumheller along the way. Below are a few driving distances from some of the major cities in Alberta giving you a rough idea of traveling time.

  • ✔ Calgary  138 km (85mi) 
  • ✔ Edmonton 280 km (174 mi)
  • ✔ Drumheller 6 km (4 mi)
  • ✔ Banff 264 km (163 mi)


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If your travels are taking you to the Province of Alberta, then you must make time to visit this wonderful museum.

To actually view these findings and fossils discovered from millions of years ago, is incredible and simply must not be missed!

The Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum

In fact, this site is listed as a designated 🍁 Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada.
The collection showcases once-in-a-lifetime, authentic travel experiences in Canada.

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Below, I have listed the 🦕 Museums Official website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information for planning your visit.

Royal Tyrrell Museum

🦕   Royal Tyrrell Museum

Welcome to Drumheller Sign

Drumheller is lovely town with all the amenities that you need including; hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and so much more for travelers of all types.

Be sure to visit the 🦕 Dinosaur Information Center upon your arrival and check out their walk up inside dinosaur viewing exhibit!

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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Although the Government of Alberta hosted our visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum on our recent visit to Drumheller, Alberta rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
All personal 📸 photographs on this post are the property of and are copyright protected. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. 🚫
✨   Did You Know …

“In 1824 The First Dinosaur Was Formally Given A Name – The Megalosaurus.”


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