Current ExhibitsDevonian Reef
Looking around the Alberta badlands today it's difficult to imagine the area was once covered by a tropical sea, but during the Devonian Period (416-359 million years ago) it was! Often referred to as the "Age of Fishes" due to the great proliferation of fish species, the Devonian is marked by giant marine reefs and millions of microscopic marine animals called plankton. The remains of these ancient plankton, modified by time, heat and pressure, are today, the source of Alberta's fossil fuel industry.
Discover how Alberta’s rich fossil record fuels today’s resources.
Seven Wonders Of The Badlands
Marvel at the wonders of the badlands on this guided hike.
Jr. Dinosaur Explorers
Make your own fossil replica, excavate in a realistic quarry, and participate in a badlands adventure.