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Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller

#1 of 191 in Museums in Alberta
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
Situated in one of the richest fossil-bearing belts in the world, Royal Tyrrell Museum offers you the chance to inspect over a hundred thousand fossilized remains. Observe 40 full skeletons and appreciate the enormous scale of the prehistoric creatures on display. The museum also offers programs, such as dig experiences out in the field; with hands-on explanations of the archaeological process, it’s a worthwhile learning experience for children. Be sure to check out the gift shop, which sells a diverse range of dinosaur paraphernalia. PutRoyal Tyrrell Museum into our Drumheller sightseeing planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My husband and I have visited before, but this visit we had our kids along. At ages 3 and 5 they were interested, but definitely would get more out of it if we were to visit again when they're older.....  more »
  • Pretty cool to see real dinosaur skeletons. One can really get an idea of just how giant these animals were. Quite amazing. Must see for dinosaur lovers.  more »
  • I always wanted to visit this museum but the pandemic made it impossible. Following its opening I was more than happy to commit a day to drive out. This museum was at least 100 times better than I...  more »
  • I love that there are always new things to see at this museum! They constantly update displays, and there is tons of information for those who wanna know more. There is a new sitting lounge with activities for kids and chairs with cell phone charging stations. The extra activities are really fun for the kids. There is also a great audio guide app that gives you a self guided tour. This museum is awesome for the whole family!
  • It was a rather long drive from Calgary but it was worth it. The museum is world class with all the exhibitions and information. You can even see palaeontologists at work. I loved the journey through time where they explain how life on earth developed. Our kids loved the museum, there are many interactive learning stations like "build your own dinosaur". There is an affordable cafeteria and a playground When you are there, you should also walk the 2km Badlands Interpretive Trail which starts right outside the museum.
  • The most amazing museum - a jewel of Alberta. Beautifully displayed specimens with plenty of interesting information that will open your eyes and take you on a wonderful journey into the past. We were a family of five, mostly in the age group of 50+, but each one of us enjoyed every bit of it. Some of the information is just unbelievable. The highlight of the museum is a fully functional workshop where you can see paleontologists working on recently excavated fossil remains. Ensure that you have enough time on your hands because there is so much to see and learn. Will definitely visit again!
  • I've always loved this place. Full of cute dinosaurs. The museum had been renovated and it looks great. You can also hike up on paved trails and see the beautiful view from the there. Lots to do there. There is also a play room for kids
  • Such an awesome place, and not just for the kids! Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Gift shop has lots of items. Small restaurant, but didn't eat there. $19 entry to the museum itself but you can leave and come back again anytime during the day as long as you present your ticket. Open 9am to 9pm, not sure if those are just summer hours. Nice trails to walk outside, amazing views. Highly recommend.

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