Airborne Attack!! - Royal Tyrrell Museum

Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to visit Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. It’s one of the best known “dinosaur museums” in North America (and maybe the world), because it is located in the middle of the fossil-rich Alberta Badlands.

You could say that I was a dinosaur geek as a young boy, so this trip was long overdue. I grew up learning about velociraptors and tyrannosaurs, pachycephalosaurs and pterodactyls. My hobbies and interests have since shifted, but I was still very excited to immerse myself in a dinosaur-filled world. The fossil collection is quite impressive indeed.

After shooting animals at the zoo and wrangling some cattle at the Calgary Stampede, it was time to soak in some prehistoric goodness. The museum wasn’t quite as large as I had hoped, but it did offer a good variety of exhibits. Beyond the dinosaurs, they also had some areas on human evolution, sabre-toothed cats, and even some live exhibits with a soft-shelled turtle, aquatic salamanders, and giant cockroaches.

Enjoy the video below and find more pictures in my Flickr photostream.

Black Beauty - Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossil Skeleton - Royal Tyrrell Museum

Look Out Behind You! - Royal Tyrrell Museum

Thick-Domed Skull Pachycephalosaurus - Royal Tyrrell Museum