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Royal Tyrrell Museum

Midland Provincial Park | P.O. Box 7500, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada
403-823-7707
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Drumheller
Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I coud have spent a week here! World class museum! The exhibits are stunning and some of them are interactive. Great for kids and adults. Be sure to allow several hours, I spent 4 hours and I could have spent longer.

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Ben Lomond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a truly amazing exhibit of dinosaur bones, probably the largest and best in the world. We arrived mid-week in early September and museum was not very busy so we had a great opportunity to take our time and see everything. The attention to detail and the quality of the exhibits really shows. Plan to spend several hours to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The exhibits are well laid out and for us the surprise was a Cretaceous garden they have beautifully developed and brings life to an otherwise dead setup. I was a little put off that they have 2 walls of the garden fully mirrored. Usually this is a cheap trick to increase a feeling of extra space in a small area.... More 

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Cold Lake
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you did not ever believe that these creatures roamed our earth millions of years ago..... You will by the timer you leave the Museum . Lots to see and do inside and out side . It is set on desert land within the Badlands of Alberta . A place for all tourist to visit.

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Pontiac, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

There was so much to see here that I'd have liked to split it into two visits (and bought 2 day ticket). But after nice lunch outside, I rushed through the bit I'd already seen, to continue the visit. My only quibble is that there aren't short cuts, like in large Ikea stores! This would make access to restaurant and... More 

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Camarillo, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We found this wonderful museum on our trip to Canada last year, in October of 2013. We think this was one of the highlights of our cross country trip and tell everyone we know to make the Royal Tyrrell Museum one of the must visit places on their bucket list. I highly recommend this stop anyone traveling in or close... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you love dinosaurs this is the place. I go every year to wander and see the new exhibits and also take a good walk around outside.

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Victoria, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Am I the only person who wasn’t blown away by this museum? There are some wonderful exhibits once you finally reach the hall of dinosaurs, but to get there, you have to make your way through a hodgepodge of galleries that struck me as chronologically and thematically disconnected. In fact, I wondered if I’d gone in the exit and done... More 

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tyrrell_marketing, Public Relations Manager at Royal Tyrrell Museum, responded to this review

Hello Tripsterchick, Thank you for your review of the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Trip Advisor. We were sorry to hear your visit fell short of the high quality experience that we aim to provide all guests of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Please allow us to address a few of your concerns. Currently the Museum is developing an introduction gallery as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I forgot to review the Royal Tyrrell Museum when I was there two years ago and I thought I would comment today. The Royal part of the title means it has received approval from the Queen because the standards are so good. I have been to the Royal BC Museum and many others around the world and it is a... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A true gem! If anywhere near Drumheller this is money well spent. I've been to the ROM in Toronto and this museum in little Drumheller was just as good. Amazing detail through out the entire exhibit Kudos to all involved

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