James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs | Level 2

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections.

Hundreds of specimens welcome you to a gallery bursting with iconic and unusual dinosaurs, fossilized plants, insects and marine life. At the time dinosaurs lived, they shared the planet with other life on land, in the sea and in the air. Trace the development, relationships and legacy of all creatures that lived during the Age of Dinosaurs.

About the Gallery


Specimens represent life during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, grouped within the themes: Life on Land, Life on Sea, and Life in the Air. You'll see all of your favourites, including Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops.


Specimens reflect life in the northern hemisphere, primarily from North America. The gallery is dominated by original dinosaur skeletons from the famous fossil fields of Alberta, Canada.


From the Jurassic (200 to 145 million years old) to the Cretaceous (145 to 65 million years old) periods.

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The Globe and Mail, August 17, 2019 Photo: Jon Dekel