Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Région touristique : Alberta Badlands
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.
The Museum's mandate is to be an internationally recognized public and scientific museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of palaeontological history, with an emphasis on Alberta's rich fossil heritage.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is operated by the Government of Alberta under the Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit.
For more information visit http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com
Renseignements sur les collections
Variety of fossils, a majority unprepared and prepared dinosaur fossils from the late Cretaceous period; large facilities for fossil and display preparation; research; design; fabrication; a library
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 300,000
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Scientific Specimens : Type Specimens
Sciences de la Terre et collections géologiques
Minerals • Rocks
Collections de paléontologie
Fossil Collections • Fossil Plants (Paleobotany) • Plant Spores and Pollens (Palynology) • Fossil Microorganisms (Micropaleontology) • Fossil Invertebrates (Invertebrate Paleontology) • Fossil Vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology)
Services de recherche
The fossilized remains of plants and animals, or traces of their activities, are protected under the Government of Alberta's Historical Resources Act which has one of the strictest fossil protection laws in the world.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum works closely with members of the public, as well as private industry, to ensure the upmost care is taken in the exploration of Alberta's natural resources and to ensure the proper preservation and protection of our fossil heritage.
Information Centre •
Object or Scientific specimen identification •
Slide Library •
Conference or Symposium
Educational programs are tailored to schools and other childrens groups, allowing for participation from kids from ages 5 - 18 years. The Museum's popular Distance Learning Program has reached 23,000 students around the world through the videoconferencing technology.
Interpretive activities take place throughout the year in the Museum galleries as well as the ATCO Tyrrell Learning Centre and the Museum Auditorium.
During the Winter Season the public is invited to attend the Scientific Speakers Series - where current scientific research is presented to the public in a lecture format.
Classes or Workshops
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Autre : During the summer months the Museum offers a popular selection of public programs and activities--including a week long Science Camp where kids sleep in real teepees in the badlands.
Information aux Visiteurs
Films and Videos
Children's Activities or Services
: Strollers Available
: Nursing area or Change Table
: Overnight stays
Information Centre or Desk
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Autre : Family washrooms are available.
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Nombre de bénévoles : 5
Tâches : Library, preparation, visitor services, administration
Memberships available through the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society.
Services de restauration
A selection of freshly prepared grilled menu items.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Liens touristiques locaux
Publications et produits
Educational kits •
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Commemorative Souvenirs •
Hwy 838 Midland Provincial Park
Voir la carte
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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Hwy 838, Drumheller, Alberta
Ouvert : Spring / Summer 2010
May 15 – August 31
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open seven days a week.
September 1 – May 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
*closed Mondays, except for public holidays.
Royal Tyrrell Museum Gift Shop is open during regular Museum hours.
Fermé : December 25.
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