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Explore the mammals that evolved after the extinction of the dinosaurs, and find out how these ancient beasts adapted as North America's climate changed from tropical to an ice age. Using real fossils from our Collection, you will see some familiar favourites such as the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat, but also meet some unique mega-mammals like the giant ground sloth and Glyptodont. The program concludes with a Q&A session with a Museum expert. We'll find out not all giants were dinosaurs! This program is only available from December 5-16, 2022.

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Point to Point: $135.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00


1.Click here to check our availability before submitting your booking request. The CILC calendar only shows CILC bookings and does not reflect our actual availability as we take bookings from our own website calendar. Failure to check our calendar may result in a delay of your booking request.

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: $135.00 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, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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

Booking Information

This is a seasonal program and is only available from December 5-16, 2022. All bookings must be placed with minimum 7 days advance notice. Please click here to check our availability before you request a time. Once you have determined your date and time, you may return to CILC to complete your booking.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be granted for cancellation requests received at least 24 hours prior to your program.

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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 170,000 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 also offer free Information Sessions for teachers and educators that want to learn more about what we offer. Initially launched in 2006, we have connected to over 130,000 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!

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. 

***SEASONAL SCHOOL WEBCASTS are happening throughout the school year. Check out the schedule here: 


Program Details


1. Introduction to the Museum and the science of palaeontology
2. What is a mammal?
3. Earliest mammals and how they survived the extinction of the dinosaurs
4.Types of ancient mammals
5. Environment of North America
6. Time for the Ice Age!
7. Question & answer period


The participant will:
1. Gain a stronger, broader understanding of the history of life on Earth
2. Learn how fossils can tell us new information about ancient creatures
3. Discuss the different mammals of the Cenozoic period
4. Explore the ancient environment of the Cenozoic