Crossroads: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

Each year, half a million visitors from around the globe travel to the tiny town of
Drumheller in Alberta, Canada. Their goal? The renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of
Paleontology. With 200 dinosaur specimens and 35 complete skeletons, the Tyrrell offers the
largest collection assembled under one roof anywhere in the world. In stunning multimedia
displays, galleries focus on the origin and history of life on Earth–a review of 3.5
billion years!The quantity of information is immense but, through brilliant presentation,
always exciting.

 

Visitors can observe paleontologists at work and, on dig days, watch an
actual excavation. An indoor garden houses primitive plants. Self-guided trails offer an
opportunity to explore the badlands surrounding the museum. Drumheller is situated in 90
minutes east of Calgary. Royal Tyrrell hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily from May 20 to
Labor Day. There is a cafeteria and a gift shop, as well as ample parking. For details,
call (403) 823-7707.

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