Sleeping with Dinosaurs ~ The best way to experience the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Hello and welcome!
If you missed out on Part 1 of our travels you can check it out HERE.
As I mentioned in my previous post, we were travelling around a bit of Alberta. A big part of Alberta culture is their paleontology and so what better way to immerse ourselves in the stuff than to sleep over in a dinosaur museum! The Royal Tyrrell Museum to be exact.
And I have to say, it was AWESOME! About a month prior to our travels I had gone on to their website to just look up hours and rates etc and discovered they have a camp-in program where you get to actually sleep in the museum for a night! Now, I have to mention that although dinosaurs are cool to most kids around our kids age, Nyla (our 13 yr old daughter) is obsessed with all things dino and paleological. To the point that she is already planning her university education to go into paleontology (she’s currently finishing gr. 8). We actually got to sleep in the big auditorium in amongst the dinosaurs! There were a bunch of families and even a scout group or two.I have to say the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We even got a bedtime snack!
Thankfully we didn’t have any experiences, a la Night at the Museum, and I’m pretty sure those dinos didn’t move during the night!
The evening of the sleepover we were treated to a few different activities and games.
The next day after breakfast (which was included in the sleepover package) we got to explore the whole museum at our leisure.
The pictures below are at a place, I believe, called Horseshoe Canyon (correct me if I’m wrong!) anyways it is a really cool view of part of the badlands.
I hope you have enjoyed our travels so far. Obviously, pictures can not do justice to the amazing fossils and replicas that the museum curates so I hope if you ever get the chance to see it in person, check it out! And if your kid is dino obsessed, make sure you check out the sleepover option, it is totally worth it.
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own, I have not been compensated in anyway for this post, I just think it’s a really cool place!