Vision & Values

Our Vision

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is a centre of excellence, highlighting Alberta’s palaeontological significance in a global context. We inspire a lifelong passion for science and foster a better understanding of the past, nurturing stewardship of our changing planet.

Our Mission

We celebrate the wonder of discovery. By connecting people with the history of life on Earth through Alberta’s fossil record, we inspire curiosity, shape perspectives, and deepen the understanding and appreciation of natural history.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to be an internationally recognized public and scientific museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, protection, presentation, and interpretation of palaeontological history, with a particular emphasis on Alberta’s rich fossil heritage.

Our Values

Accountability: We honour our commitments while conducting ourselves with integrity.

Diversity: We recognize, embrace, and promote the strength in our differences.

Excellence: We deliver unparalleled quality.

Exploration: We encourage curiosity, wonder, and discovery.

Innovation: We boldly break new ground.

Leadership: We propel those around us to achieve greatness while realizing a shared vision.

Passion: We are proud, enthusiastic, and dedicated.

Preservation: We inspire stewardship of our fossil heritage.

Respect: We value and celebrate each other and members of our communities for the contributions they provide.

Sustainability: We are socially, environmentally, and economically responsible.