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

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Money for Nothing—Three Decades of Research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Speaker Series 2015: “Money for Nothing—Three Decades of Research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology” This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. In the January 29 edition of the 2015 Speaker Series, Dr. Jim Gardner, Curator of Palaeoherpetology, reflects on the history of the Museum and the accomplishments … Continue reading Money for Nothing—Three Decades of Research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research

Speaker Series 2015: “Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research” This week’s session features the Museum’s very own Marcy Belva, Science Educator, who used the Encana Badlands Science Camp as a case study for her Master in Museum Studies degree. Her research included observations of data collection, interviews with scientists and participants, and … Continue reading Assessing the Efficacy of Youth Participation in Scientific Research

Distance Learning – Connecting to Experts!

The Distance Learning Program is part of the Education section at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Many schools across Alberta make the trek to Drumheller for field trips and participate in on-site educational programming, but there are many people who will never get the chance to visit the Museum in person. The Distance Learning Program was … Continue reading Distance Learning – Connecting to Experts!

Translating Science

No matter what type of museum visitor you are, or what your learning style is, you’ve probably noticed them—the traditional text panels and information labels that let you know what you’re looking at. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is unique in many ways. With the incredible richness of fossils found in Alberta, and the … Continue reading Translating Science

Palaeo-conservation – An emerging field

The Collections Program at the Royal Tyrrel­l Museum is responsible for preserving the integrity of its 130,000 fossil specimens. This includes conservation of all the fossils in storage and on exhibit, which is my job—I’m Rhian Russell, the Museum’s Conservation Technician. Conservation can be preventive in nature, such as controlling the storage environment, or interventive—stabilizing … Continue reading Palaeo-conservation – An emerging field