Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum devoted entirely to palaeontology, and one of the largest museums of its kind anywhere in the world. In order to maximize your enjoyment, please keep the following in mind while you explore the Museum and the badlands in Midland Provincial Park.



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Mind your manners.
Loud or unruly behaviour, verbal or physical abuse of staff and visitors is not tolerated. You will be asked to leave the premises if your behaviour is abusive in any manner.

Precious specimens.
Fossils are irreplaceable resources. Please respect the exhibits and displays. Do not touch specimens or display cases and please do not stand in, or on, the exhibits.

Smoke-free Alberta.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only, please look for signs indicating where it is permissible and make use of ashtrays provided.

Would your grandmother wear that?
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a family friendly destination. Shirts and shoes are mandatory for both men and women (sports bras, bikini tops or skimpy shorts will not be permitted). Clothing displaying offensive content is not allowed, nor are rollerblades, skates, skate boards or roller heel shoes.

We gave at the office.
Solicitation of any kind is prohibited in the building and throughout the property. No pamphlets, no free gifts, no windshield brochures, no dancing clowns … no thank you.

Fluffy just loves dinosaurs.
We know pets are family, however, they are not allowed in the Museum. Special aid dogs are permitted, just ensure you present proper documentation. Please do not leave animals in vehicles while you visit. Summer temperatures in the badlands are deadly.

Don’t feed the fossils!
To protect our exhibits, food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries, with the exception of water and baby bottles.

Say “cheese!”
Feel free to take photos for non-commercial use, but as you do so, please be respectful of other patrons. Also note that monopods and tripods are not permitted in the galleries.

I’ll just be a minute…
Please check to see if you have parked in a prohibited area. Stopping in the fire lane in front of the building is not allowed and drop zones are for short-term parking only.

Get lost.
You just might, so we ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is a big place, and the badlands go on for miles.

Thank you!
We appreciate your assistance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all our visitors.


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