How a T. rex Travels from Gallery to Storage

How do you take down a Tyrannosaurus rex? Back in the Cretaceous Period, a mammal wouldn't stand a chance of being able to take down this apex predator; but for the mammals employed at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, taking down a T. rex is just another day at the office. This particular T. … Continue reading How a T. rex Travels from Gallery to Storage

Grounds for Discovery: A New Exhibit on Fossils and Industry

Thousands of cubic metres of soil, gravel, and bedrock are excavated in Alberta every year during industrial activities. A day at work might be just like any other day, or it could be a day when something extraordinary is discovered. In many places around the world, finding the remains of a prehistoric creature at work … Continue reading Grounds for Discovery: A New Exhibit on Fossils and Industry

Media Release: Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

May 12, 2017 A new exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology welcomes Albertans to discover spectacular fossil finds from across the province. As one of the best places in the world for fossil preservation and discovery, Alberta is an exciting window into prehistoric life. The museum’s new exhibit, Grounds for Discovery, showcases some of … Continue reading Media Release: Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

Stones, Bones, and Feathers: Ask A Curator Day 2016

If you could ask a museum curator anything, what would you ask? How they got their job? What their favourite specimen is? The actor who should play them on TV? On September 14, 2016 curators around the world took to Twitter for #AskACurator Day to answer these questions. The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Dr. François Therrien, … Continue reading Stones, Bones, and Feathers: Ask A Curator Day 2016

Lords of the Land: Science Meets Art

Our Foundations exhibit may have just opened, but the Royal Tyrrell Museum never rests in its quest to show visitors the most accurate palaeontology information in dynamic displays. In 2017, a new exhibit will replace Lords of the Land, a beautiful gallery that highlighted some of the Museum’s most remarkable theropod specimens. Installed in 2007, … Continue reading Lords of the Land: Science Meets Art

Follow the Thread

At the Royal Tyrrell Museum, we are equal parts excited and nervous because we just launched our first large-scale exhibit in over five years. The exhibit, Foundations, is about everything that is important to us as a science and natural history museum, from the very beginnings of planet Earth, to the evolution of life, to … Continue reading Follow the Thread

Lasting Legacy: Albertosaurus on Display in Canada House

There are many individuals in the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology’s thirty-year history who have contributed to its success as Canada’s dinosaur museum. Maurice Stefanuk (1924-2016) was one of the Museum’s first technicians and research assistants who worked on many of the original specimens that are on display today in our Dinosaur Hall. Born and … Continue reading Lasting Legacy: Albertosaurus on Display in Canada House

Changing the World, One Museum Experience at a Time!

Quick question: How much does a polar bear weigh? Just enough to break the ice! This was one of the gems delivered by Dustin and Zak during the Museum Hack Audience Development workshop held recently at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Museum Hack is a company based out of New York City whose specialty is developing … Continue reading Changing the World, One Museum Experience at a Time!

A Museum at Work

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is excited to announce some big changes in our galleries. We’re making a mess right now as we prepare to open Foundations, the first new major exhibit at the Museum since 2010. Opening May 20, 2016, Foundations will provide visitors with background context for the journey through time as they explore … Continue reading A Museum at Work

ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY NAMED WINNER IN 2015 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology has been recognized as a winner in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for museums, ranking second out of 10 across Canada. TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top museums based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The Royal Tyrrell … Continue reading ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY NAMED WINNER IN 2015 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS