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The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology celebrates the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. The world-renowned museum and research facility is situated in the rugged Canadian Badlands in Midland Provincial Park, six kilometres northwest of Drumheller, Alberta.

The badlands not only offer a spectacular view, they also hold some of the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in the world. Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to palaeontology—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 the badlands.

Dynamic displays that spark curiosity, dispel myths, and engage people with learning are just a part of the Museum experience. In the summer, visitors can 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. The Royal Tyrrell Museum holds appeal for all ages and provides a rare opportunity to discover the fascinating history of life on planet Earth.

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  • 2 hr viewing time
  • Coach parking
  • Compost
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Eco-friendly
  • Energy conservation
  • Environment award recipient
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • MC
  • Recycle
  • Smoking area(s)
  • Visa
  • Water conservation
  • Wheelchair access

Hours & Admission


  • May 15 - Aug. 31: daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sept. 1 to Sept. 30: daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 1:to May 14: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, except for public holidays
  • Closed Jan. 1, Dec. 24-25.


Adults $15. Youth (7-17) $7.50. Seniors (65+) $12. Children 6 & under free. See website for details.

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