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.
Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)
Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707
Outside North America
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.
Fossils are irreplaceable resources. Please respect the exhibits and displays. Do not touch specimens or display cases; do not stand in, or on, the exhibits, or disturb them in any way or with any thing.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only, please look for signs indicating where it is permissible and make use of ashtrays provided.
Would your grandparents 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 short-shorts will not be permitted). Clothing displaying offensive content is not allowed.
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 thank you.
Fluffy just loves dinosaurs
We know pets are family, however, they are not allowed in the Museum—with the exception of special aid dogs. Please do not leave animals alone 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.
Feel free to take photos for non-commercial use, but as you do so, please be respectful of other patrons. Also note that 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 at any time and drop zones are for short-term parking only.
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.
No Drone Zone
In addition to federal laws, drones and other unmanned air vehicles are not permitted to take off or land in a provincial park or recreation area. We are located in Midland Provincial Park, so please leave your drones at home!
We appreciate your assistance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all our visitors.
Walk among one of the largest dinosaur collections in the world.
We offer curriculum based programming for schools both at the Museum and in your classroom.
EnCana Badlands Science Camp
Sleep in a tepee, prospect for dinosaur fossils and discover our prehistoric past.