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Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Drumheller tourist route planner.
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  • Loved the displays ,data and facts , Really could have spent a full day there but we were pressed for time so would go back in a heart beat with my grand daughters ,It would be ultra fun to share thei...  read more »
  • This is a world class paleontology museum exhibiting actual and crafted fossils. Some of the originals date back 3 - 5 million years. Certainly puts ones life in perspective. About a 1.5 hour drive ea...  read more »
  • This museum is about an hour off the QE2 from Calgary to Edmonton. We didnt have a lot of time but spent about an hour at the museum which is very well maintained, modern with first class displays. Bu...  read more »
  • Amazing displays & incredibly interactive. I've been to this museum 3 times and I always find something fresh about it. Taylor Hall is my favorite part, by far. It's all picture frames, artistic lighting, and black velvet. The gift shop resists gouging its patrons and opts instead to charge very reasonable amounts for mugs, T-shirts, stuffed toys, etc. Can't wait to come back again.
  • This place is great! The audio tour was amazing! The only thing I regret was not bringing in my sketchbook! The food was great, the exibits where well put together and the fossils were amazing! I love Shelly the turtle by the way.
  • If you or your children have a passion for dinosaurs, this is the place to be! The exhibits are freaking amazing! Their collection of fossils is super impressive and the information accompanying each piece is thorough, yet no scientifically overwhelming. Having the opportunity to peak into their laboratory is super cool - watching paleontologists carefully pick away rock to reveal fossilized dinosaurs is almost as much fun as seeing the final product. Great Canadian and provincial pride here too :)
  • Great dinosaur exhibits throughout the museum - they put the ROM in Ontario to shame. Many of the exhibits were interactive, and I saw more kids paying attention than goofing off. The staff were friendly in answering any questions, but be warned, the gift shop is more expensive than any I've seen before. Lots of fun, and a good way to spend an afternoon.
  • We added Drumheller and the Tyrrell museum to a road trip through Alberta based on recommendations of the locals. It was the hit of the trip! The badlands around Drumheller are beautiful and different from anything I had seen before. The Museum is very well done. The initial section teaches you about Archeology then you are taken sequentially through all the Archeological epochs. I have never learned as much at a museum.
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