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Drumheller Royal Tyrrell Museum
Drumheller Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2014/09/04
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Royal Tyrrell Museum - They Never Left
Royal Tyrrell Museum - They Never Left
Published: 2013/01/04
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
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Canada's Dinosaur Museum | Field Trip to Royal Tyrrell
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: The Dinosaur Show
Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum
Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum
Published: 2013/09/05
Channel: WisemanTimes
A Visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
A Visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Published: 2010/04/05
Channel: Michael Kwan
The Royal Tyrrell Museum: Badlands Dinosaur Country - a Video Tour
The Royal Tyrrell Museum: Badlands Dinosaur Country - a Video Tour
Published: 2013/11/26
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【Travel Vlog】Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
【Travel Vlog】Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Published: 2016/03/28
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Published: 2014/09/14
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Fossil Ray Discovery - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Fossil Ray Discovery - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2011/08/26
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A Year in the Life of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Palaeontology Lab
A Year in the Life of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Palaeontology Lab
Published: 2015/03/20
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Royal Tyrrell Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2010/10/25
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Dino Trails - Episode 2 - The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Dino Trails - Episode 2 - The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2017/03/13
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A Day in the Life - Royal Tyrrell Museum
A Day in the Life - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2014/11/26
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Royal Tyrrell Museum - They Never Left
Royal Tyrrell Museum - They Never Left
Published: 2015/06/23
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum in 360 Degrees
The Royal Tyrrell Museum in 360 Degrees
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Travel Clips 360
Tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: Arvindh Prashanth Raman
2016 Season - E15 - Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller
2016 Season - E15 - Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: Trans Canada Phil
Horses and Palaeontology - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Horses and Palaeontology - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2013/09/18
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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaentology / Why?-Enigma
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaentology / Why?-Enigma
Published: 2012/01/27
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EPIC DINOSAUR SKELETON! | Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
EPIC DINOSAUR SKELETON! | Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
Published: 2016/07/09
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Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - Dinosaur Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - Dinosaur Museum
Published: 2011/10/21
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Rare Triceratops fossil discovery - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Rare Triceratops fossil discovery - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2012/08/17
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Kid Cam: Cretaceous Garden - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Kid Cam: Cretaceous Garden - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2011/09/19
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I am a Palaeontologist - Royal Tyrrell Museum
I am a Palaeontologist - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
How Did Birds Get Their Wings? Feathered Ornithomimids from Alberta and the Origin of Wings
How Did Birds Get Their Wings? Feathered Ornithomimids from Alberta and the Origin of Wings
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
Suncor Ankylosaur - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Suncor Ankylosaur - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2011/07/29
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Alberta Unearthed - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Alberta Unearthed - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2010/04/20
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110 million year old Armoured Dinosaur
110 million year old Armoured Dinosaur 'Nodosaur' BEST preserved ever found in Alberta
Published: 2017/05/13
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The Royal Tyrrell museum Drumheller Alberta Canada
The Royal Tyrrell museum Drumheller Alberta Canada
Published: 2016/07/10
Channel: I Love Paleontology
Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum
Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Pursuing Pretty
Badlands: The Royal Tyrrell Museum [Short Documentary]
Badlands: The Royal Tyrrell Museum [Short Documentary]
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Ben G Thomas
Driving thru the Badlands on Route to the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Driving thru the Badlands on Route to the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Damien MagnusV
Royal Tyrrell Museum Part 2
Royal Tyrrell Museum Part 2
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: Shaw TV Calgary
Royal Tyrrell Museum Part1
Royal Tyrrell Museum Part1
Published: 2013/02/11
Channel: Stephan Miller
Royal Tyrrell Museum - Highlights
Royal Tyrrell Museum - Highlights
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: Tristyn Butler
First Feathered Dinosaur Discovered in North America - Royal Tyrrell Museum
First Feathered Dinosaur Discovered in North America - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
Travel Alberta -- Royal Tyrrell Museum 1
Travel Alberta -- Royal Tyrrell Museum 1
Published: 2013/06/13
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Royal Tyrrell Museum  Drumheller, Alberta
Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller, Alberta
Published: 2015/09/30
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Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - Dinosaur Museum - 2015 Alberta Road trip
Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - Dinosaur Museum - 2015 Alberta Road trip
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: GoPro Adventures
Distance Learning at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Distance Learning at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2009/01/13
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Real Jurassic World - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology - Dinosaur Bones
The Real Jurassic World - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology - Dinosaur Bones
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: Travel Buckets
Exploring Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - June 2017
Exploring Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller Alberta Canada - June 2017
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Reybert Traya
Royal Tyrrell Museum (English)
Royal Tyrrell Museum (English)
Published: 2011/01/10
Channel: IDB2011BIDCanada
ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM
ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM
Published: 2013/10/01
Channel: ShawTVEdmonton
Over the Heads of Dinosaurs-Pterosaurs
Over the Heads of Dinosaurs-Pterosaurs
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Role of Beringia in the Global Dispersal of Modern Humans
The Role of Beringia in the Global Dispersal of Modern Humans
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: Jeff Achen
Emery explores the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Emery explores the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2010/02/02
Channel: Royal Tyrrell Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum,Drumheller
Royal Tyrrell Museum,Drumheller
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: rhina manshadi
Daily Planet - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Daily Planet - Royal Tyrrell Museum
Published: 2010/12/02
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Royal Tyrrell Museum
Royal tyrrell entrance.JPG
Entrance
Established September 25, 1985
Location Highway 838
Midland Provincial Park
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0
Canada[1]
Coordinates 51°28′46″N 112°47′21″W / 51.479361°N 112.789278°W / 51.479361; -112.789278
Type Palaeontological
Visitors >400,000/year (2009/10)[2]
Director Andrew Neuman[1]
Website www.tyrrellmuseum.com

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a Canadian tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research[3] noted for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils.[4]

Located 6 km (4 mi) northwest from Drumheller, Alberta and 135 km (84 mi) northeast from Calgary,[5] the museum is situated in the middle of the fossil-bearing strata of the Late Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation and holds numerous specimens from the Alberta badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Egg Site.[3]

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is operated by Alberta's Ministry of Culture.[6]

History[edit]

The Museum is named in honour of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, a geologist who accidentally discovered the first reported dinosaur fossil in the Red Deer River valley in 1884 while searching for coal seams.[7] The carnivorous dinosaur was later named Albertosaurus sarcophagus. The museum opened September 25, 1985 and was given "Royal" status in 1990.

Collections and exhibits[edit]

More than 4,400 square metres (47,000 sq ft) of the museum's 11,200 square metres (121,000 sq ft) is dedicated to exhibits[8] in a series of chronological galleries celebrating the 3.9-billion-year-history of life on Earth. One of the most popular is "Dinosaur Hall", with over 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons, including specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, Albertosaurus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.[4] Other exhibits include "Lords of the Land", a gallery of some of the most dangerous theropods known from Alberta, "Burgess Shale", a diorama of dozens of creatures from Yoho National Park in British Columbia;[9] "Devonian Reef", a life-size model of a 375-million-year old reef;[10] the newly renovated "Cretaceous Garden", featuring representatives of the plants that lived in prehistoric Alberta,[11] and "Age of Mammals" and "Ice Ages" which cover mammalian life in the Cenozoic. Dioramas painted by Vladimir Krb. Also on display is the "Triassic Giant", a 1,700 square feet (160 m2) specimen of the world's largest known marine reptile. The 21 metres (69 ft) long ichthyosaur Shastasaurus sikanniensis was recovered from the shores of the Sikanni Chief River in northeastern British Columbia by a team led by Elizabeth Nicholls, former curator of Marine Reptiles. This exhibit pays homage to the work of Nicholls, who died in 2004.[12] In May 2017 the museum displayed an unusually well-preserved nodosaur. [13]

A window into the "Preparation Lab" allows visitors to watch technicians as they prepare fossils for research and exhibition.[14] Additional offerings include guided and self-guided tours of the badlands, the hands-on "Science Hall" with interactive stations that introduce palaeontological concepts,[15] simulated fossil digs, fossil casting, school programs and summer camps.

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Contact Us". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ "2010/11 Museum Fact Sheet" (PDF). Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ a b Naylor, Bruce G. (1997). "Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology". In Currie, Philip J.; Padian, Kevin. Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press. p. 646. ISBN 0-12-226810-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Dinosaur Hall". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  5. ^ "Getting to the Museum". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  6. ^ Monty Reid. "Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology". The Canadian Encyclopedia. 
  7. ^ Barnes, Michael (1986). Fortunes in the Ground. Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press. p. 198,221. ISBN 091978352X. 
  8. ^ "Museum Amenities". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  9. ^ "Museum Amenities". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  10. ^ "Devonian Reef". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  11. ^ "Cretaceous Garden". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Triassic Giant". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  13. ^ "New dinosaur fossil so well-preserved it looks like a statue". The Independent. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  14. ^ "Preparation Lab". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  15. ^ "Nexen Science Hall". Royal Tyrrell Museum. Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 

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