This morning we had a bit of rain, which meant alternative programming for our “Fossil Safari”, but we very much enjoyed our morning at Dinosaur Provincial Park. We toured some behind the scenes labs and got to try our own hand at looking for fossils in the sample trays. At first it didn’t look like there was much to be found in our trays, but after looking more closely we were amazed at the bounty of fossils. Most were very small claws, teeth or bone fragments. We quickly realized that on our hike yesterday we were probably walking over millions of similar items without even realizing it.
After finishing up at Dinosaur Provincial Park we made our with to Drumheller and the Royal Tyrrell Museum. As soon as we arrived I booked the kids in the fossil casting workshop as I had heard it was “the thing to do”. We toured the museum, which was really fascinating.
We spent a fair amount of time at the museum, took a break for supper and then returned to finish off our tour. Afterwards we felt fairly energetic still, so I decided to get a bit more of the driving out of the way and travel further than originally planned.