Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller

4.8
#1 of 174 in Museums in Alberta
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. Put Royal 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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  • People frequently say something is "world class" when what they really mean is "it's pretty good." The Royal Tyrell, however, actually is world class. It may be the finest paleontological museum on th...  more »
  • Drumhellar Alberta is known for the Discovery Point of Dinosaurs in all of Canada. The Royal Tyrrell Museum displays artifacts from the Dinosaur Prehistoric times which are extremely informative and a...  more »
  • We visited in year 2005 in a group of Icelanders travelling on a bus. I think every one was impressed by this museum. Although having learned some about these huge creatures in school it was quite som...  more »
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  • There is so much do do and learn here, it's amazing. If you're into dinosaurs AND WHO ISN'T. I try and make the trek here from Calgary every summer to see all the amazing fossils and learn new things. I still think I haven't read every plaque yet. It seems they have a new exhibit every year or two and they constantly stun me. Top notch facility and a fantastic day trip. Best museum in the world.
  • Awesome place to take kids. The cafeteria food is not terribly priced considering its the only place around to purchase. You can go in and out of the exhibit as many times as wanted that day as long as you have your ticket but if your kid gets hungry halfway through, there's no fast way to get back to the cafeteria. It's better to come in the summer when you can walk the hoodoos (about 20km away) otherwise you will likely spend more time driving to and from YYC than you will spend walking the museum.
  • I love this museum so much. I have great memories of going when I was young and just a few years ago. However, the entry fee escalates too often and the cost is already high for what you get; not too mention the prices at the gift shop. It used to be a great day trip, but it's become too expensive to go. Plus, nothing has really changed in the museum over the last decade, except the cost. Their monetary value seems to be more important than education.
  • Long line ups. Long line ups. This museum, a really cool place, with great exhibits has the longest line ups, and the worst parking. The Royal Tyrrell Museum has nice exhibits, and is great for the whole family. When I went there, it took more than 30 minutes to park, and I ended up on the side of the parking lot. I go up to the doors and wait 45 minutes for a time of about 30 minutes in the museum. Pretty good.
  • Absolutely amazing place to visit. Visited this place years ago when I lived in Edmonton. So much to do, especially when you visit the "Badlands". It's great for family fun or even without kids. I'd love to get back here again someday. Don't skip the chance to visit.

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