Current Exhibits

Journey through time and come face-to-face with some of Canada's mightiest dinosaurs. With thirteen ever-evolving galleries, fun hands-on activities, and the rugged beauty of Alberta's badlands, there's something for everyone.

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    Learning Lounge

    Get up close and personal with Albertosaurus in our new Learning Lounge!

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    Grounds For Discovery

    New exhibit now open. Grounds for Discovery showcases some of the most significant fossils that have been discovered in Alberta through industrial work.

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    New exhibit, Foundations, now open. Visitors will explore the basics of palaeontology, evolution, and the history of life on Earth.

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    Fossils In Focus

    This rotating exhibit highlights some of our most remarkable and scientifically significant specimens.

  • Cretaceous Garden

    Cretaceous Garden

    The ancient Alberta landscape was much different than what you see today. Dinosaurs and other animals lived in a lush, coastal environment dotted with swamps, ponds, and marshes.


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    Terrestrial Palaeozoic

    Walk through over 200 million years in ten paces. This condensed window of life from the Silurian to Permian periods contains some of the plants, insects and amphibians of the time.

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    Cretaceous Alberta

    Explore Alberta as it was 69 million years ago and come face to face with a pack of Albertosaurus dinosaurs.

  • Preparation Lab

    Preparation Lab

    Watch as fossils found right here in Alberta are prepared by Museum technicians for research and display.

  • Burgess Shale

    Burgess Shale

    Immerse yourself in a 505-million-year-old water world and discover one of the most important fossil resources ever found.

  • Devonian Reef

    Devonian Reef

    Discover the underwater world of Alberta as it was 375 million years ago.

  • Dinosaur Hall

    Dinosaur Hall

    Walk among one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world.

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    Triassic Giant

    Walk the length of the world's largest known marine reptile measuring 21 metres long. Check out this 220-million-year-old-giant on display now!

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    Mammal Hall

    Introduce yourself to the most recent era in the history of life on Earth and discover that change, not stability, is the nature of our world.

  • Ice Ages

    Ice Age

    Explore a startlingly different world with giant, woolly mammoths, mastodons, and sabre-toothed cats.

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