One Dino-Mite Night at the Royal Tyrrell Museum


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!


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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!.




  1. nathania hunter says

    How cool is that!! I have never seen a dinosaur fossil in person, I will defiantly have to bring my girls here when they start to learn about dinos to!

    • Tammi says

      We took the twins for the first time when they were around 2 years old, their eyes grew big with every turn! lol

  2. says

    What an amazing Museum! My kids would have a blast. They love dinosaurs and are constantly begging to go to a dinosaur museum. We just don’t have one near us.


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