We offer a wide range of amenities to make your visit more enjoyable; from audio guides and programs, to the Cafeteria and Gift Shop.
Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)
Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707
Outside North America
Parking at the Museum is free of charge. Spaces are designated for cars/trucks, recreation vehicles, buses, motor coaches and bicycles.
NEVER LEAVE PETS UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES: Summer days in the badlands often reach scorching temperatures that can quickly lead to dehydration and distress. If pets are found to be at risk, authorities will be called and charges may be laid.
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 are not allowed in the Museum unless the owner requires their assistance. If your pet is required to provide assistance to you, please be prepared to present its identification card to our staff.
You are, however, permitted to walk your pet along the trails around the Museum but please be sure she/he is on a leash.
Operated by Eurest, the Cafeteria at the Royal Tyrrell Museum serves complete meals, grill selections, snacks and refreshments. In the summer, enjoy your meal on the patio, surrounded by the scenic badlands. Seating capacity: 150.
For more details, please call the Cafeteria at (403) 823-8223.
|September 1, 2012 - May 14, 2013||10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays|
|May 15, 2013 - August 31, 2013||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Daily|
|September 1, 2013 - May 14, 2014||10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays|
School groups can make arrangements to use the Cafeteria as a bag lunch eating area by contacting the Cafeteria at (403) 823-8223.
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.
Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food and refreshments from the Cafeteria and enjoy your meal outdoors in our picnic area near our 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 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.email@example.com
Fun Books & Worksheets
NEW Fun Books
Fun Books are a great way to ensure your children get the most out of their visit to the Museum. These self-guided activities are designed to test your child's comprehension of our displays and encourage them to draw their own conclusions.
Fun Books are available for purchase online or at the Museum. Buy yours now!
Ages 5 to 8 (or Grades: Kindergarten to 3)
Cost: $5.00/copy (including GST)
Before visiting the Museum download these Worksheets and Answer Keys so you and your children can learn while having fun exploring the galleries.
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.
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
Dino Adventure Hour
Kids discover dinosaurs, work in a realistic indoor dig site, and make a cool craft.
Passion for the Past
Meet our scientists and find out what inspires.
Become a Museum Member today and be a part of Canada's Dinosaur Museum!