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[AB] 4 Places in Calgary to Experience the Real Jurassic World!

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If you are a fan of dinosaurs then you must have heard of Calgary, the land of dinosaurs. This wondrous city features some jaw-dropping prehistoric experiences that will leave you wanting more. From the endless hands-on activities and exhibits to the fun programs for kids, Calgary guarantees to satisfy any dinosaur fan. Learn more about the top 4 places featuring the best dinosaur exhibits of Calgary.

Royal Tyrrell Museum

 

Dinosaur lovers’ top destination is the Royal Tyrrell Museum. In fact, the Royal Tyrrell Museum features one of the world’s largest displays of full dinosaur skeletons! Moreover, there are many fun and interactive exhibits as well as programs available for all ages. For instance, you can experience searching for real undiscovered fossils, cast your very own fossil, assemble replicas of dinosaurs and much more! Current exhibits of the museum include the infamous “Fossils in Focus” and “Dinosaur Hall” which feature some of the largest skeletons you will ever encounter. Furthermore, you can download the fossil trail map and explore the vast land of fossils on your own.

Admissions:

  • One-day Tickets:
    • Adult (18-64): $19.00
    • Senior (65+): $14.00
    • Youth (7-17): $10.00
    • Children (6 and under): Free

Location: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two and a half hours drive east of Calgary. You will be able to dig and often unearth real dinosaur bones in this park! In fact, more than 150 full dinosaur skeletons and 50 species have been found in the Dinosaur Provincial Park. Hence why this park is only accessible to the public through guided interpretive programs. There are a variety of such tours available some of which include the fossil tour, sunset tour, explorer’s bus tour and centrosaurus quarry hike. Moreover, the park offers camping spots and glamping services if you are feeling fancy!

Tours and Camping Costs: Alberta Parks

Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Cretaceous Seas and Lands Exhibit

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The largest marine vertebrate exhibit in Calgary featuring life-sized specimens of extinct dinosaurs, marine reptiles and fishes of the Cretaceous period. Discover displays featuring specimen such as Pteranodon, Elasmosaurus, Enchodus, etc. The casts on these displays were created using bones unearthed from the sea bottom. What’s more, you will be able to learn about the Cretaceous period and its’ importance in human evolution.

Location: 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Prehistoric Park at the Calgary Zoo

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Discover life-sized dinosaur models all around you at the Calgary Zoo‘s Prehistoric Park opened up on March 22nd, 2019. Although the zoo is not known for its prehistoric exhibitions, the combination of the wide variety of zoo animals to see plus the numerous number of prehistoric models of the exhibition makes it worth the visit. Moreover, the accuracy of the dinosaur model sizes and make every visitor envision how Alberta looked like in that era.

Admission:

  • Adult: $29.95
  • Senior (60+): $27.95
  • Child/Youth (3—15): $19.95
  • Infant (2 & under): Free

Location: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

Paleontology is a fascinating field of study that teaches us about the giant prehistoric rulers of our planet aka the dinosaurs. Hence why museums and exhibits featuring dinosaur fossils are so infamous amongst many. So if you are one of those dino lovers you must visit Calgary, Alberta as it is a treasure mine for Paleontology.

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