School ProgramsTeacher Resources
Help your students ignite their passion for palaeontology with resource materials designed just for teachers. We also offer professional development workshops.
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310-0000 then (403) 823-7707
Outside North America
When booking your program please ensure you have the following information:
> School name and address (including street, town or city, province, and postal code)
> School phone and fax numbers
> Student information (grade(s), number of students, teachers, and chaperones attending)
Teacher Resource Guides
We have developed a series of complimentary resource guides with pre and post-visit activities to assist teachers in making the most of their programs. You will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if it is not installed on your computer.
Ancient Alberta Rocks
Cretaceous Crime Scene
Echoes From The Past
Junior Palaeo Investigators
Raptors in Action
Survivors of Change
Secrets of the Lost Quarry
Seven Wonders of the Badlands
The Resource-a-saurus rex is a comprehensive teacher's guide of classroom palaeontology activities for students of all ages. Topics include geology, fossil dating, casting, palaeoenvironments and, of course, dinosaurs. Complete with ready-to-copy worksheets and easy to understand instructions; this manual is an essential addition to any school library.
Order online now at our Gift Shop and select the Books category.
Contact the Royal Tyrrell Museum Gift Shop at (403) 823 8899 to order.
Palaeo Arts Contest
Learn about prehistoric life and create a cool piece of art in the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Palaeo Arts Contest.
With categories for kids from grades K – 12, participants investigate palaeontological topics, then turn what they've learned into an original piece of art. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entries!
For more information, click here.
If you are interested in learning more about the Museum's curriculum-based education programs or if you need assistance choosing the right programs for your class, join us for a fun filled presentation and some hands-on activities.
15-198 participants | Free!
Available at the Royal Tyrrell Museum or through video conferencing to your school.
The Museum offers half-day and full-day workshops to education professionals who would like to learn more about palaeontology so they can share this knowledge with their students.
These sessions may include an introduction to palaeontology, participation in hands-on education programs, and ideas for integrating palaeontological activities into the classroom. If you would like the Museum's education staff to deliver a presentation at one of your professional development days, please contact the Bookings Office.
10 - 30 participants
At your school* $30/person/half-day, $50/person full-day (taxes included)
At the Museum $20/person/half-day, $40/person/full-day (taxes included)
*Additional fees may be charged for travel expenses depending on distance.
Art and science come together as students create and paint a complete skeleton of a small carnivorous dinosaur.
Palaeontology as a Career
Discover what it takes to become a palaeontologist.
Watch as fossils found right here in Alberta are prepared by our technicians for research and display.