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Fossil Gallery

Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature


The fossil gallery presents a unique look at the dramatic events that led to the extinction of dinosaurs and the rise of mammals from approximately 85 to 35 million years ago.

Visit the gallery and get up-close-and-personal with the carnivorous, the frilled and the feathered. You won’t believe the view! There are hundreds of amazing specimens waiting to be discovered.

See the newest member of our horned dinosaur collection: Spiclypeus shipporum. This recently discovered species lived 76 million years ago in the Judith River formation in Montana, U.S.A.

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

  • Walk into a swamp forest to find seven life-sized dinosaurs locked in a dramatic confrontation.
  • Learn about dinosaurs, marine creatures, early mammals and more.
  • See more than 30 complete skeletons from the end of the dinosaur era (85 to 65 million years ago), as well as vivid diorama scenes with 15 fleshed-out, life-sized models produced by some of the world’s top model makers.

It’s a 50-million-year-long journey you won’t forget!

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