Give the Gift of Sleeping with the Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum

One of the gifts that I’m most excited to give the kids this year is a sleepover at the Museum, with the Dinosaur Fossils at Royal Tyrrell. How does it work? First, you make the trip to Drumheller, and arrive at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Next, you check-in at 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Camp runs overnight from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Camp-Ins are for children 5 – 13 years old only. Children under the age of five, including babies and toddlers, are not permitted to attend any portion of the Camp-In program due to the age level of programming and safety concerns for both small children and the exhibits. There must be at least one adult per five kids taking part in the camp-in program.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the camp in is $44.00/child or youth (camper) · $44.00/chaperone. Admission includes: bedtime snack (banana bread, yogurt, fruit & beverages) + breakfast (pancakes, bacon, cereal, fruit & beverages). When you take into account the fact that you’re getting two meals included with the programming, it’s actually really, really affordable.

What happens during camp-in at the Royal Tyrrell?

Day 1

WELCOME / orientation (6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Educational – bedtime snack in the Museum cafeteria BEDTIME! Make up campsite in Dinosaur Hall!

Day 2

RISE AND SHINE (7:30 a.m.)
BREAKFAST in the Museum cafeteria
VIDEO in the Museum auditorium
GIFT SHOP is open to purchase souvenirs if you wish
FREE admission to galleries (10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

Camp-Ins run Friday and Saturday evenings in February, March, April, October, and November. Though you can’t register for the program online, you can request a reservation, which is confirmed by email and payment is arranged.

Visit to learn more and register for an upcoming camp-in program