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As the Museum welcomes visitors back to our galleries with new safety measures in place, 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

Greeting Cards

Enjoy these festive greeting cards, ready to download and send to your loved ones! 
Choose from a printable PDF that you can mail out, or a digital download that can be emailed or shared on social media. To print out the PDF, simply follow these instructions: 

  1. Save PDF to your computer
  2. Print at 100% size
  3. Cut between the corner cut marks
  4. Fold in half
  5. Write your message inside!

Coelodonta (Woolly Rhinoceros)
The Coelodonta skeleton is a new addition to our Cenozoic Gallery
It was among the largest land mammals of the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, and well adapted for the snow!

Smilodon (Sabre-toothed Cat)
Sabre-toothed cats were some of the top predators of the Pleistocene. Their fossils are among the most numerous from California’s La Brea Tar Pits. Heavier than African lions, they likely used their size and strength to subdue prey.

Euoplocephalus (YOU-oh-PLO-sef-AH-luss) was one of the largest ankylosaurs and its enormous tail club was likely a strong deterrent for predators. Fossils of this armoured dinosaur have been found in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.

The giant ground sloth Glossotherium was much larger than its living relatives, and unable to climb trees. Trace fossils from South America show its large claws were used for digging massive burrows—making it the largest known burrowing animal!

Tyrannosaurus rex
One of the world’s best-known dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex roamed Alberta 67 – 66 million years ago. Throughout this tyrannosaur’s 30-year lifespan, it grew from a small, agile, dog-sized hunter, to an enormous bone-crushing behemoth.

Trilobites were among the most successful animals in our planet’s history. More than 20,000 species inhabited the world’s oceans for over 250 million years.


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

Take a journey through time—and our galleries—from the comfort of your own home with the Royal Tyrrell Museum app. It’s free from the App Store for iOS devices. Available with audio in English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), German, and Japanese.

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