Behind the scenes at the Royal Tyrrell Museum lies our greatest resource—the research collections. Currently housing over 125,000 fossil vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and geologic specimens—these collections are among the richest in the world. And, as an active scientific research facility it’s hardly surprising that the collections grow by approximately 2,000 specimens annually.
If you are a palaeontology student or researcher and wish to visit our collections please complete our Access to Collections form.
If you are a representative of another museum or research facility and wish to borrow a specimen please complete the Specimen Loan form.
Access to Our Collections
Search our collections on-line Heritage Resources Management Information System (HeRMIS)
or contact our collections manager Brandon Strilisky.
Enjoy hands-on learning and make your own fossil replica.
Behind the Scenes
Take a video tour behind-the-scenes and discover what happens to fossils once they’re collected in the field.
Snore with the dinosaurs! Spend the night under the watchful eye of your favourite dinosaur at the Museum.