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For the first time, Alberta’s dinosaur museum in Drumheller will receive cultural infrastructure funding from the Government of Canada.
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and MP for Calgary Centre announced $3,595,000 in cultural infrastructure funding the Royal Tyrrell Museum Sunday.
“As Canada’s premier palaeontological institution, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has become an important stop in the Canadian Badlands,” Hehr said. “This expansion will allow the Museum to continue its tradition of excellence in programming and outreach to museum visitors.”
A total of $9.3 million is being invested to expand the museum, including $5,705,000 from the Government of Alberta and $3,595,000 from the Government of Canada.