Amenities

We offer a wide range of amenities to make your visit more enjoyable; from audio guides and programs, to the Cafeteria and Gift Shop.

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Contact Us

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)
1-888-440-4240

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America
1-403-823-7707

Email
tyrrell.info@gov.ab.ca

Parking

Parking at the Museum is free of charge. Spaces are designated for cars/trucks, recreation vehicles, buses, motor coaches and bicycles. In the summer, a courtesy shuttle is available for visitors with limited mobility to access the entrance from the parking lots.

Accessibility

Museum exhibits and indoor programs are accessible by wheelchairs and strollers. However, due to fire regulations and space restrictions, exceptionally wide/large strollers are not permitted in the Museum galleries. If you bring your own stroller and it does not comply with Museum policy, it can be exchanged, free of charge, for a Museum stroller. Additional strollers can be for rented for a small fee.

For visitors with limited mobility, we provide complimentary manually-operated wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require a wheelchair, ask for one at the Information and Program Desk in the main lobby upon arrival. The Museum is equipped with accessible restrooms, and both floors may be accessed by elevator or wheelchair ramp.

Pets in the Museum

Animals are not allowed inside the Museum, with the exception of service dogs. Under Alberta’s Service Dogs Act, service dogs may assist their owners in the building. If you are visiting in the summer months, please be aware that temperatures can be deadly for animals left in a vehicle and there is very little shade in the badlands.

You are permitted to walk your pet along the trails around the Museum in Midland Provincial Park, but please be sure she/he is on a leash. For information about pet boarding, contact the Drumheller Visitor Information Centre at tourisminfo@drumhellerchamber.com Call toll free at 1-866-823-8100 or locally at 403-823-1331.

Cafeteria

Eurest Dining Services is proud to be the Museums's retail food service provider. The family-friendly cafeteria offers a variety of healthy meals made fresh-in-house; hot grill selections, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, a children's menu, a variety of snacks, and refreshments. Enjoy your meal indoors (seating capacity 150) or on the patio in the summer surrounded by the scenic badlands.

For more information contact the Cafeteria Manager at
Office: (403) 823-8223

Hours

May 15 - August 31 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Daily
September 1 - May 14    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays

Schools

School groups can make arrangements to pre-order from the catering menu: bagged lunch, grill menu or buffet style.

Catering

The cafeteria will cater for groups, meetings, or social gatherings with a wide array of menu options. A semi-private room is also available for group meals and functions.

Groups

The Cafeteria offers a semi-private room available for group meals. Group services can be arranged by calling (403) 823-8223.

Royal Tyrrell Museum Gift Shop

Operated by the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society, the Gift Shop offers a variety of souvenirs, toys, and specially branded Royal Tyrrell Museum clothing and books. Funds raised from the Gift Shop support research and education programs at the Museum. Visit our online Gift Shop today.

Picnic Area

Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food and refreshments from the Cafeteria and enjoy your meal outdoors in our picnic area near our Cenovus Palaeo Play Park.

Badlands and trails

Floodwaters from melting glaciers carved the Red Deer River valley more than 10,000 years ago, creating the badlands. Explore this unusual landscape along several hiking trails that begin just outside the Museum’s main entrance, or register for the Museum’s guided Seven Wonders of the Badlands hike.

Spectacular views of the badlands can also be seen at Horseshoe Canyon, south of Drumheller on Highway 9 and at Horsethief Canyon, 11 km north of the Museum. East of Drumheller, along Highway 10, are the dramatic Willow Creek Hoodoos, a favourite visitor attraction.

Photography

Photography for personal use is permitted with hand-held cameras and available light or electronic flash. Tripods, monopods and the use of lighting equipment are not permitted.

Professional photographers and film/video companies and anyone wishing to make images available for commercial or public use must request permission to film/photograph in the Museum and may be subject to location fees. Tyrrell.marketing@gov.ab.ca

All text, images, and animation on this site are the property of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, unless otherwise noted. Any commercial reproduction, redistribution, publication, or use by any other electronic means is prohibited without permission from the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

Fun Books & Worksheets

NEW Fun Books

Self-guiding Fun Books are a great way to ensure that your child gets the most out of their visit to the Museum. Designed to test comprehension of our displays, and encourage them to draw their own conclusions, these Fun Books are available upon request at the Admissions Desk. Pencil included!

Fun Books are available for purchase online or at the Museum. Buy yours now!

Ages 5 to 9 (or Grades: Kindergarten to 3)

Cost: $6.00/copy (including GST) 

Worksheets

Before visiting the Museum download these Worksheets and Answer Keys so you and your children can learn while having fun exploring the galleries.

Gallery Worksheets - Grades 4 to 8 Worksheets Answer Keys

Gallery Worksheets - Grades 9 to 12 WorksheetsAnswer Keys

To protect our displays and to make it easier for your children to complete their worksheets,we recommend bringing along a hard surface to write on (such as a clipboard, binder, or duo-tang). We also ask that they use pencils instead of pens -- it's easier to erase an accidental pencil mark than paint over ink! Thank you.

Audio Guides

Available every day during Museum hours of operation

Our audio tour is your personal guide to fascinating facts and exhibit highlights. Available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Dutch, the tours last approximately 65 minutes, but you can stop yours whenever you’d like to spend more time examining a display.

Ask for your Audio Guide at our Information and Programs Desk in the main lobby

Fees (taxes included)
One unit $4.00

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