“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

Palaeoart inspires scientific research

In the scientific community, art serves as a visual source of influential enlightenment, sparking the curiosity of the general public and researchers alike. The palaeoart entitled “Double Death” by Bob Nicholls depicts an exciting contest between two large theropod dinosaurs, Carcharodontosaurus saharicus, fighting over which one will get to eat a medium-sized sauropod dinosaur. The … Continue reading Palaeoart inspires scientific research

Preparation Lab Timelapse @RoyalTyrrell

Preparation Lab technicians of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology work with fossils as they are made ready for research and display. Doing so takes great patience and care to ensure that specimens are safely handled and prepared, guaranteeing that they will reveal all they have to offer to the scientists who will soon be … Continue reading Preparation Lab Timelapse @RoyalTyrrell

Foremost Book on Hadrosaurs Now Available

Hadrosaurs were plant-eating dinosaurs and among the most successful species to have ever lived. Also known as duck-billed dinosaurs, they are one of the best-known groups of dinosaurs due to their abundance in the fossil record, notable diversity, and near global distribution in the Late Cretaceous. In 2011, a collaboration led by Dr. David Eberth … Continue reading Foremost Book on Hadrosaurs Now Available

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