Public Programs

Explore, create, and discover. Excavate in a realistic quarry, make your own fossil replica, or take a guided hike through the badlands.

Check out the 2014 dates of our public programs and register online now.

Get to know the Museum’s scientists in Passion for the Past, or follow a fossil’s journey from field to display in Behind the Scenes shown weekends and holiday Mondays, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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    Easter Weekend Programs

    Join the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Easter Weekend, April 18 – April 21, for a variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that will bring the prehistoric past to life.


  • Dinosite!

    Dinosite!

    90-minute hike

    Recommended ages 6+

    Search for fossils and see real dinosaur remains.


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    The Dig Experience

    90 minutes

    Ages 7+

    Experience the thrill of excavation in a realistic quarry using professional tools and techniques.


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    Jr. Dig Experience

    90 minutes

    Ages 7 - 12

    Excavate in a realistic quarry!


  • Seven Wonders

    Seven Wonders Of The Badlands

    60 minutes

    All ages

    Marvel at the wonders of the badlands on this guided hike through Midland Provincial Park.


  • Dino Adventure Hour

    Dino Adventure Hour

    60 minutes

    Ages 3 - 6

    Kids discover dinosaurs, work in a realistic indoor dig site, and make a cool craft.


  • Fossil Casting

    Fossil Casting

    45 minutes

    Ages 4+

    Enjoy hands-on learning and make your own fossil replica.


  • storytime

    Storytime

    10 minutes

    Recommended for ages 5 and under.

    FREE!

    Join a Science Educator as they bring a story of prehistoric creatures to life in our outdoor amphitheatre.


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    Science Break

    15 minutes

    Recommended ages 4+

    FREE!

    Interactive and engaging experiences on various palaeontological topics.


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    Raptor Assembly

    20 minutes

    All ages

    FREE!

    As seen on 'Amazing Race Canada', join us to assemble an exact replica dinosaur skeleton in this 20 minute interactive amphitheatre program.


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    Passion for the Past

    25 minutes

    Recommended ages 10 +

    FREE!

    Meet our scientists and find out what inspires them to uncover the mysteries of the prehistoric past.


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    Behind the Scenes

    15 minutes

    All ages

    FREE!

    What happens to fossils once they're collected in the field? Find out in this virtual behind-the-scenes tour.


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    Badlands Trail

    All ages

    FREE!

    Enjoy a scenic self-guided hike through the badlands.


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