Royal Tyrell Museum: Dinosaurs in the Badlands of Canada

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….

Tyrell Museum

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!

Museum Information


  • Allow about 2-3 hours for a thorough visit of the Museum’s galleries.

  • Open on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11.

  • The Museum is closed Dec. 23, 24, 25, 30 and Jan. 1 & 6.

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30 thoughts on “Royal Tyrell Museum: Dinosaurs in the Badlands of Canada

  1. I was born in Drumheller.

    I found an entire skeleton of an Edmontosaurus (a variety of duck bill dinosaur) when I was only 8 years old.

    The Royal Tyrrel Museum is a really cool place.

    Did you get to see the Little Church (the world’s smallest church) which is only a few miles down the road from the Tyrrel?

    Did you get a chance to visit the Homestead Museum which is only a few miles down the road from there?

    They have a huge and fascinating collection of antiques as well as old cars and farm machinery.

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  2. This place sounds awesome! I loved dinosaurs as a kid and I still do. I had to give up my dream of being a paleontologist after I realized I probably wouldn’t do so good on digs if I couldn’t stand camping. But I still like to visit museums and parks!

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