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We’re grateful to all of our supporters for doing your part to keep your family, friends, and community healthy and safe. 

We’re continuing to share stories about our work and our collection online, and on our blog. Our "RTMP From Home" page is the next best thing to visiting in person!

You can stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

We want to keep in touch with you. If you have any questions, or would like to see us post about a particular topic, email us at tyrrell.info@gov.ab.ca.

#MuseumFromHome Activities


Check out our RTMP from Home playlist on YouTube! Weekly behind-the-scenes videos feature staff from the Museum’s Preservation & Research section, speaking about specimens in our collection.

You might also be interested in our popular Speaker Series playlist, where you can watch presentations on research and hot topics in palaeontology by world-renowned scientists.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Try your hand at reassembling the skull of a massive theropod! Depicted in the photo: Giganotosaurus skull (cast) in the  Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology collection. This carnivorous dinosaur lived in what is now the Patagonia region of Argentina during the Late Cretaceous. 

Zoom Backgrounds

Looking for a cool background for your next Zoom meeting? Follow the links to download free images of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, our Cretaceous Alberta gallery, the famous Black Beauty T. rex specimen, or a Gorgosaurus in our Dinosaur Hall.

To apply your new background on your desktop Zoom app, follow the steps below. To apply the background on mobile devices, refer to Zoom’s official guidelines.

  1. Choose your preferred background below and click on the image to download and save to your computer.
  2. Open your Zoom app, log in to your account, and navigate to your account settings.
  3. Select “Virtual Background” and then choose the “+” icon to add your desired image as a background option.

Colouring Pages

Want to download awesome palaeo-themed colouring pages? Follow the links for printable pictures of creatures that lived in Alberta, Canada tens of millions of years ago.

Virtual Visits

Check out our Virtual Tours YouTube playlist to explore some of the Museum’s exhibits. These videos let you see selected specimens on display while enjoying the quiet solitude of empty galleries!

It’s also possible to do a virtual tour of the Museum in Google Maps using street view.