New research analyses body armour of Borealopelta

Many dinosaurs, particularly ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs) have elaborate bony projections like the horns and frills of ceratopsians, the crests of hadrosaurs, and the plates and spines of stegosaurs and ankylosaurs. The evolution and function of these features has been a subject of significant scientific debate. Current research proposes that these structures evolved in the context … Continue reading New research analyses body armour of Borealopelta

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Fossils in Focus: Global Research of Ancient Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s rotating exhibit, Fossils in Focus, reopens this Thanksgiving weekend with a new selection of specimens. Designed to highlight significant fossils from our vast collection, this year features current research being conducted by our scientists and other palaeontologists across the world from a variety of different disciplines. The diversity of research areas … Continue reading Fossils in Focus: Global Research of Ancient Alberta

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

Media Release: New exhibit paves the way for Royal Tyrrell Museum expansion

May 20, 2016 Alberta’s world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is getting even more exciting as it unveils a major new exhibit and a planned $9.3-million expansion, part of the Alberta Jobs Plan. The new exhibit, Foundations, offers visitors of all ages a dynamic, interactive experience that explores the science of palaeontology and Alberta’s leadership … Continue reading Media Release: New exhibit paves the way for Royal Tyrrell Museum expansion

“Hellboy” the Regaliceratops: What this New Horned Dinosaur tells us about the Evolution of Ceratopsians

  In June of 2015, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology revealed a new species of horned dinosaur named Regaliceratops peterhewsi, meaning ‘royal horned face,’ a discovery that turned out to be one of the most exciting dinosaur stories of 2015. The dinosaur, a member of the Ceratopsidae family, is notably different from other known … Continue reading “Hellboy” the Regaliceratops: What this New Horned Dinosaur tells us about the Evolution of Ceratopsians

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

Special Edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Celebrates Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Thirty Years of Contributions to Science

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Direct link to issue Ottawa, ON (5 August 2015) – Canadian Science Publishing and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are pleased to announce the release of a special edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences in recognition of the Museum’s thirtieth anniversary on September 25, 2015. The insatiable curiosity … Continue reading Special Edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Celebrates Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Thirty Years of Contributions to Science

Royal Tyrrell Museum announces new species of dinosaur

This morning, at 10:30 MST, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology unveiled a new species of horned dinosaur in our latest exhibit, Fossils in Focus. This particular specimen is the most impressive horned dinosaur discovery since the Triceratops. Regaliceratops peterhewsi (68.5 - 67.5 million years) is a newly described genus and species of ceratopsid (horned … Continue reading Royal Tyrrell Museum announces new species of dinosaur

Potential New Species of Dinosaur Revealed by Floods in Southern Alberta

As a result of the 2013 floods in southern Alberta, the remains of a potential new species of a Late Cretaceous (100 – 66 million years old) duck-billed dinosaur was retrieved from Castle River by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology staff.   Earlier this summer, fossil material was reported to the Museum by two men … Continue reading Potential New Species of Dinosaur Revealed by Floods in Southern Alberta