The Royal Tyrrell Paleontological Museum is Canada's only paleontological museum. In addition to having one of the largest dinosaur collections in the world, the museum offers a wide range of creative, entertaining, and educational programs.
The museum is named after Joseph Burr Tyrrell, a geologist who discovered the first dinosaur in the Red Deer Valley in 1884. The museum was opened on September 25, 1985, and received the status of "Royal" from Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. In the first year of work, more than 500,000 visitors visited it. The average annual number is approximately 400,000. In 2010, the museum welcomed its 10 millionth visitor, a young man from Edmonton.
More than 4,400 square meters of the museum is occupied by a series of chronological galleries dedicated to the celebration of 3900 million years of the birth of life on Earth. One of the most popular halls is the Dinosaur Back, which contains almost 40 skeletons, including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Albertosaurus. Be sure to also explore the Devonian Reef, a full-size model of a 375 million summer reef. In addition to dinosaurs, you can see animals and smaller sizes: mammoths, wild cats, reptiles and many others.
The museum has the so-called "Window to the laboratory", which allows visitors to observe the work of scientists who clean bones and prepare various exhibits for exhibitions. In addition, the museum has many walking paths and picnic areas for those who would like to get acquainted with the bizarre landscapes of Badlands badlands.