The University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology has a small public gallery in the Earth Sciences Building. Although small, it has some very fine specimens.
Drumheller, the town where the Tyrrell Museum is located, is a great town full of concrete dinosaurs and badlands scenery. Most tourists likely see it only in the summer, but I find myself there more often in the winter. It’s often very cold, but the snow in the badlands is quite nice, so here are a few photos from various winter trips to Drumheller.
To get this blog warmed up, I thought I would post a few pictures about my ankylosaur-related travels from the past few years. I’ve had the opportunity to visit museums in several different countries now. Today I will start close to home with some pictures from the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, which I’ve visited several times now both for fun and work.
This blog is set up mostly so I can update friends and family about my summer’s exploits in Korea, China and Mongolia, but I may update with other travel and dinosaur news of interest from time to time.
My research is on the ankylosaurid dinosaurs, the ones with tail clubs, lots of armour, and, one may expect, bad attitudes. I like them because they have the thick skin and surly demeanor that I lack in real life.
Here are some pictures from a paper on tail clubs I published in PLoS One in 2009.