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The Royal Tyrrell Museum

The Royal Tyrrell Museum / Drumheller, Alberta, Canada – opened 1985.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is not really an inspiring piece of Architecture.
It appears academic and clinical. That’s because it’s a World Class research center for Paleontology
– housing several labs and research facilities
– apart from
it’s function as an amazing museum. 

There’s a few things to see outside though before you go in:
Albertosaurus –
An enthusiastic Greeter

Covid interrogation.
Didn’t used to be part of a Tour.
On normal (pre-Covid) days there will be a dozen tour buses out front.
People come from all over the world and the museum would usually be packed.
Sadly, much of the time right now the Museum is closed.
PachyrhinosaurusAnd child.

No riders.
Enthusiastic tourists have occasionally damaged the models.

So they must be protected. Incredibly for the first several years Admission was FREE! 
Then they went to a donation box.
Finally they realized that people would pay anything to get in here.
But it’s worth it.

See you inside …

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Royal Tyrrell Museum

  1. maui1 says:

    This is a great post on your trip to Drumheller. These are great pictures of the dinosaurs on display at front entrance. I was wondering did they ask you questions about Covid-19 before entering to check in with the time tickets? I am looking forward to seeing your next post on about your visit to The Royal Tyrrell Museum.

    1. jcalberta says:

      They check people everywhere – mostly just need a mask. It wasn’t crowded at all when we went because Covid has been keeping the crowds down.

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