Sunday, June 03, 2012

Drumheller: Royal Tyrrell Museum

We spent a good chunk of Saturday at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and liked it so much we went back for more on Sunday.

Given that it was DinoFest weekend in Drumheller, we expected the museum to be packed—and by mid-afternoon it was. But when we got there at 9:15 on Saturday morning, it was practically empty. (Tip: if you're going to hit the museum store, do it in the morning.)





This is an Albertosaurus, a smaller, more agile cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex that lived two million years earlier.



I think this was an Albertosaurus, too. Or perhaps a Gorgosaur.


T-Rex!


Dromaeosaurus!


Saurornitholestes!


Um, dinos!


Another T-Rex!


Woolly Mammoth being attacked by sabertooth cats!


Trippy time tunnel!


Trippy play room!


Dimetrodon!


Compsognathus!


RAWR!


What if Soren had been twins?

...or triplets?


Baby Hadrosaur!


Ankylosaurus!


That's a big leg.

(Children shown to illustrate scale.)

Eryops is a funny looking guy (and a carnivorous amphibian).


The 21-meter-long Shonisaurus!




At lunch on Saturday, I interviewed the big boys.


If they're going to sit there, mouths agape (well, at least one mouth), I suppose it's better that it at least be an educational video.



(Sharp viewers will note that their outfits are not consistent in those photos—yes, they watched this video on Saturday and Sunday.)

Soren liked the museum, too.


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