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Located 140km NE of Calgary is a little town called Drumheller. Located in what is known as the 'badlands' on the Alberata prairies, the town is the gold mine of paleontological finds. Situated about 6km from Drumheller itself, you will find the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This museum is fantastic if you are into dinosaurs, or paleontology. I spent about 2-3 hours at the museum, and time just flew, there was so much to see, that I definitely recommend a minimum of 4 hours. Heaps and heaps of interesting stuff there, including a light and sound show whilst you stand on a glass floor and are taken on a trip through the different fossil periods.

A current admissions cost is below

Admission Prices 2001 Rates
Adults (18 & over) $8.50
Seniors (65 & over) $6.50
Youth (7 to 17) $4.50
Children (6 & under) Free
Family Pass (one or two adults and their children age 7 to 17) $20.00

E-mail: info@tyrrellmuseum.com.

Mailing Address:
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Box 7500
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0
Open Year Round:

Winter Hours:
10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Mondays (except holidays)

Summer Hours:
9am - 9pm, Monday - Sunday
(May 19, 2001 - September 3, 2001)
10am - 5pm, Monday - Sunday
(September 4, 2001 - October 8, 2001)

Phone: +1(403) 823-7707 (regular long distance)
Toll Free (in Alberta only): Monday to Friday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM (Mountain Time) dial 310-0000 Ask for Royal Tyrrell Museum
Outside of Alberta (Canada & U.S.) phone: 1-888-440-4240 toll free

FAX: (403) 823-7131

Hope you all enjoy as much as I did!!!!!

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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