Foundations introduces visitors to key themes, ideas, and principles behind the study of palaeontology. Using innovative techniques and technologies, Foundations encourages visitors to understand the development of life on Earth, evolution, geology, fossilization, and the extraordinary value of Alberta's fossil record. This exhibit features over 90 specimens chosen to illustrate the story of life on Earth.


This juvenile Gorgosaurus is a rare example of an articulated specimen, where bones were found arranged as they were in life.