Paleontology Museum Virtual Tour


The Paleontology Museum has specimens on display from the University of Alberta Museums Invertebrate Paleontology and Vertebrate Paleontology Collections. Over one million specimens are part of the collections. The specimens range from evidence of the earliest life forms to mammals from the most recent ice age. While there are many microscopic fossils and trace fossils (for example, tracks, trails, and burrows) in the collections, the museum displays mostly larger body fossils.

The museum, and this online tour, are organized as a trip through geologic time, exploring how life has changed and evolved since first appearing on Earth. This digital visit includes specimens that are on display as well as some from behind-the-scenes, including those from the University of Alberta Museums Paleobotanical Collection. The Museum is a valuable resource for researchers, students, fossil collectors, and the museum community.

The Museum is located in the Earth Sciences Building on the University of Alberta North Campus, room B-01. It is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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