The Royal Tyrrell Museum preserves the spectacular diversity of life on earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur.
This could also be one of the best holiday destinations in the world for families.
This renowned museum is situated in the Canadian Badlands called Drumheller, which is a town northeast of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada.
Drumheller town is often referred to as "Dinosaur Valley".
I visited this museum with family during my visit to North America in the winter of 2017.
This is one of the best places to go on vacation in Alberta, Canada and a great place for those who have an interest in dinosaurs and fossils.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit this place each year to see one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur skeletons here, most of which were discovered in Alberta's badlands – one of the most renowned places in the world for fossil discoveries.
As the primary repository for all fossils found in Alberta, the museum's collection is vast and diverse and it is used worldwide by paleontological researchers.
In May 2016, the museum unveiled its first major new exhibit for understanding the 3.9 billion-year-history of life on Earth as visitors experienced an unparalleled journey through time.
Just as a calendar divides time into years, months and days, likewise, geologic time is divided into eras, periods and epochs.
It was an unbelievable journey for the visitors as they were passing the geological time scale of Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic (dinosaur existed during the Jurassic period), and Cenozoic era.
In summer, visitors can participate in educational programmes that interpret how the past and present are related.
This is a must visit museum for family members, especially for children. They will simply love the tour.
The author is a corporate professional and a travel enthusiast