Since I was a child, I loved dinosaurs. Careers as a palaeontologists or archeologists, fascinated me. Therefore, going to Drumheller was on my bucketlist.
World’s Largest Dinosaur 🦖
It was only a sculpture, but it was extremely eye-catching! The children were excited to check out the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tourists could choose to pay to go up to the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s torso and look at the scenery from the mouth. I was more interested in the gift shop….
After a brief line-up, I finally made it into the museum. There were giant specimens of ammolite on display. Ammolite was only found in Alberta.
“Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral contained in nacre, with a microstructure inherited from the shell. Wikipedia”
Besides the uncountable amounts of fossils of ancient dinosaurs and animals, I saw a palaeontologist working on a specimen in the workshop.
This was a very educational visit! I really hoped that I might get to visit this museum again in the future!