Royal Tyrrell Museum Virtual Visit

by  Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

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Take a tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology without leaving
your classroom! During this interactive virtual visit, we’ll guide you
through our world-renowned galleries and exhibits. Marvel at creatures
from ancient seas, explore Dinosaur Hall, and discover how life carried
on after the asteroid impact that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. The program will conclude with live Q&A session supplemented with multimedia and fossil resources.
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Point to Point: $135.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00


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2. If you wish to connect using a videoconference unit (H.323 - Polycom, Cisco etc) you will need to select "One-Click Connect" in the Program Delivery Mode drop-down menu when booking.

3. Program fee: $125.00 CAD. Please note that payment is required by credit card and must be made prior to the program date. If you cannot meet these requirements contact us to discuss an alternative payment method.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

Drumheller, Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only museum dedicated to the science of palaeontology and to celebrating the history and spectacular diversity of life on Earth - from the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Housing over 185,000 individual specimens, the Museum is internationally renowned for its palaeontological research, collection of extraordinary educational and scientific value, and dynamic galleries.
Through award-winning and innovative Distance Learning programs delivered from the Canadian Badlands, your students can connect to experts who will inspire them with creative, fun, and educational activities.

Live from our Distance Learning Studio we offer programs for schools, homeschool students, and public sites. We use Zoom software to connect, but are able to accommodate other platforms. We can connect to a single group or multiple connections at once. 

Initially launched in 2006, we have connected to over 145,000 participants in 4,700 programs to Canada, the United States, and around the world! We are proud to be a recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award Hall of Fame!


Program Details


1. Introduction to the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the science of Palaeontology
2. Gallery - Black Beauty Tyrannosaurus rex and the process of fossilization
3. Preparation Lab - the technical work of removing rock from fossils
4. Gallery - the world of "Cretaceous Alberta" and a look at the Albertosaurus
5. Time Tunnel - travel back in time as the Museum galleries unfold according to Geologic Time
6. Gallery - Burgess Shale and the amazing Cambrian creatures
7. Gallery - Devonian Reef and the progression of life underwater
8. Gallery - The Permian Period and a look at Dimetrodon
9. Gallery - Dinosaur Hall
- Camarasaurus - characteristics of dinosaurs
- Stegosaurus - modes of defense
- Dromaeosaurus - an intelligent and lethal hunter
- Lambeosaurus - the benefits of living in a herd
- Bear Paw Sea - not all reptiles were dinosaurs!
- Triceratops - horns and frills for display and defense
- Cretaceous Garden - explore the plants during the Age of Dinosaurs
- Tyrannosaurus rex - the ultimate apex predator!
10. Extinction - with the end of the large dinosaurs comes a new beginning for others
11. Gallery - Cenozoic
- Creatures that survived the extinction
- Ice Age favourites such as the sabre-tooth cat and mammoth
12. Conclusion of program and Q&A session with multimedia and fossil resources


The participants will:

  • gain a stronger, broader understanding of the history of life on Earth
  • understand that time is divided into Eras bigger and smaller chunks, to help palaeontologists understand the different periods in Earth's history
  • learn more about different types of animals and plants that lived on our planet through the fossil record

    Standards Alignment

    National Standards

    NS.K-4.1 – Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

    NS.K-4.5 - Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology

    NS.K-4.3 - Life Science
  • Characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and their environments

    NS.K-4.5 - Science and Technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans;

    NS.K-4.6 – Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Characteristics and changes in populations
  • Changes in environments

    NS.K-4.7 – History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

    NS.5-8.1 – Science as Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

    NS.5-8.4 – Life Science
  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Reproduction and heredity;
  • Regulation and behavior.
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

    NS.5-8.5 - Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology

    NS.5-8.6 – Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Populations, resources, and environments

    NS.5-8.7 - History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

    NS.9-12.1 – Science as Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

    NS.9-12.3 – Life Science
  • Biological evolution
  • Interdependence of organisms
  • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

    NS.9-12.5 - Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Behavior of organisms

    NS.9-12.6 – Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Population growth

    NS.9-12.7 – History and Nature of Science
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • Historical perspectives

    State Standards

    Grade 4 - Social Studies - Alberta: Its Geography and People
    Grade 4 - Health - Life Careers
    Grade 5 - Social Studies - Canada: Its Geography and People
    Grade 5 - Health - Life Careers
    Grade 6 - Science - Evidence and Investigation
    Grade 6 - Health - Life Careers
    Grade 7 - Science - Interactions and Ecosystems & Planet Earth
    Grade 8 - Science - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
    Grade 9 - Science - Biological Diversity
    Grade 10 - Science 10 - Energy Flow in Global Systems
    Grade 11 - Science 20 - The Changing Earth & Changes in Living Systems
    Grade 11 - Biology 20 - The Biosphere
    Grade 12 - Biology 30 - Changes in Populations and Communities