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.
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum'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.
Meet the people behind Canada's dinosaur museum.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society is a non-profit, charitable organization working to support scientific, educational, exhibit and local community initiatives.
Learn more about how the Museum is taking an environmentally proactive approach in everything we do – from exhibit development to marketing and promotions.
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.
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.
Watch as fossils found right here in Alberta are prepared by our technicians for research and display.
Passion for the Past
Meet our scientists and find out what inspires.
It’s the insatiable curiosity of our scientists that drives the Museum.