About Us

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.

The Museum is operated by the Government of Alberta under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 


Contact Us

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America


Our Mandate

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology's mandate is to be an internationally recognized public and scientific museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, presentation, and interpretation of palaeontological history, with special reference to Alberta's rich fossil heritage.

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    Our Directors & Staff

    Meet the people behind Canada's dinosaur museum.

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    Our Cooperating Society

    The Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society is a non-profit, charitable organization working to support scientific, educational, exhibit and local community initiatives.

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    Museum Expansion

    We're under construction!

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    Our History

    Despite being a relatively young facility, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has established itself as Canada's authority of palaeontology. What we lack in age, we make up for with our growing list of accomplishments.

  • Careers


    We are recognized worldwide as a leader within the Museum community, but we are much more than a Museum. We are an educational resource, an active research facility, and a centre of scientific excellence. Discover more about what it takes to be a part of this amazing institution.

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    Green Team

    Learn more about how the Museum is taking an environmentally proactive approach in everything we do – from exhibit development to marketing and promotions.

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