A trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is a big step back in time ¬– like, prehistoric big. The museum has one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs. These displays are the real deal – fossilized remains of creatures who roamed the earth and swam in the sea millions of years ago.
In addition to the dinosaurs on display, there are all kinds of other cool stuff to see. The Preparation Lab, for instance, where you can see how fossils are prepared for display. Or the Cretaceous Garden, Canada’s largest collection of prehistoric plant life.
If you have the time, check out the Museum's programs, which teach you about all things dinosaur. From guided hikes to fossil casting and camps, there’s something for all ages at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Worried you won't see everything? The museum sells two-day passes to make sure you can fit it all in.
Located only 90 minutes from Calgary, the Royal Tyrell Museum is 6 km north of Drumheller in Midlands Provincial Park on Hwy 838 (also known as North Dinosaur Trail).
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- 2 hr viewing time
- Coach parking
- Debit Card/Interac
- Energy conservation
- Environment award recipient
- Family friendly
- Group booking
- Group rates
- Smoking area(s)
- Water conservation
- Wheelchair access
Hours & Admission
- May 15 - Aug. 31: daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sept. 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