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Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Address: Midland Provincial Park | P.O. Box 7500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-823-7707
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating...
Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through it's collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils.
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You will be amazed

Young and old will be totally amazed and will thoroughly enjoy this world class museum. Situated in the badlands of Drumheller in the Red Deer River valley. You can enjoy the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Young and old will be totally amazed and will thoroughly enjoy this world class museum. Situated in the badlands of Drumheller in the Red Deer River valley. You can enjoy the day learning about the world of millions of years ago, then you can go out and actually explore the area where these dinosaurs roamed. Awesome.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Was in Alberta 2 years ago. Started in Calgary, drove to Banff, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Jasper, Edmonton, Red Deer, then on to Drumheller and back to Calgary! We HAD to see this. To first see the bad lands and then find this museum. Way worth the trip and the visit. Even made friends with the prairie dogs who also... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative for the uninitiated dinosaur enthusiast. Great for children and adults. Exhibits are constantly being improved and it's a real treat to be able to watch work being done on fossils.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were coming from a road trip and decided to extend it by visiting Drumheller! My husband has been here once before as a child and this was my first experience. Admission was reasonable (about $13 each, I think?). The exhibits were fantastic. There was a lot more to take in than just the dinosaurs (though, honestly, that would have... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

take it all in, inside and out - pre-buy the extra packages before you go as they do sell out. 11-9-7 yr olds all loved it but it can be too much for youngest ones for one day to all take in, so helpful if you get the 2-day pass.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We lucked out when we visited and actually went on a day when they were doing free admission. The drive there is almost like being in a whole different country. The museum itself was very impressive, the selection of dinosaurs was immense! The layouts were very creative and very insightful. We will definitely be going back again.. we visited summer... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We usually visit a few times a year - driving out from Calgary. Wonderful place and entrance price is very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well organized museum with indoor and outdoor activities as well, such as the "expedition" to a site next to the building to a fossil hunt. The kids loved it.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Such a great experience at the museum and the staffs are very friendly(help directing traffics and locating parking spots) We went on a family day Feb.16 and there is no entrance fee.

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Gibbons, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was an exceptional museum that captures everything about the dinosaur valley. The kids enjoyed themselves as we did as parents also. This is something for the whole family.

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