The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a popular Canadian tourist attraction in Drumheller, Alberta. The location also referred to as ‘the badlands’, the Tyrrell Museum is a leading centre of palaeontological research noted for its collection of more than 40 dinosaur skeletons with more than 110,000 fossil specimens.
While we have visited this museum many times as a family, my daughter went for the first time with her Girl Guides Troop, and also slept over as part of their Camp-In Program.
A pretty cool trip for kids, she came home raving about everything she learned and saw while there. She is especially proud of the soft fossil she made of a tooth, curently placed on her bedroom shelf with her most prized possessions.
Yet when asked how she liked actually sleeping there, she was a bit hesitant to say it was the greatest. Trying to sleep when a dinosaur Skeleton hovering above you was, “…different and a little creepy, Mom..”. Yet, an incredible experience to say the least.
For her trip, I gave Isabelle a digital camera to capture her own memories. Here is what caught my 8 year olds eye while at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. I love that I got to actually see what interested her the most, since I’m the one usually taking the photos.
This is Shelly, loved so much by Isabelle that she bought a stuffed turtle and named her Shelly!
Save on admission fees by using coupons found in the SUTP as well as their own discounts page online. There is a restaurant at the museum, yet you can pack a lunch, to make your day trip a little more frugal. Each time we go, we have new experiences at the museum, adults and kids alike!.