Temporary exhibits

One with Nature

On now until January 7, 2018
Hodgson Gallery

Photographic exhibit by Anne-Josée Laquerre: ONE WITH NATURE - the Canadian Rockies and the Great Bear Rainforest. Captured while travelling the north-central coast of British Columbia in late summer of 2016, this exhibit features drawings and photographs of birds, black bears, grizzly bears, mezmerizing landscapes and the "spirit bear" or Moskgm'ol.

This exhibit is generously supported by Aimia Inc.


Discover More Fossils at the Redpath

These fossils are presented in alternation with temporary exhibits.

Paradoxides - real or fake?

Dawson Gallery, second floor

Paradoxides is a genus of large to very large trilobites found throughout the world during the Mid Cambrian period, about 500 million years ago. On exhibit is a large specimen of Paradoxides that was donated to the Museum in 2015. Come and see for yourself if it is real or fake.


Minke whale skull

Entrance Hall, first floor

The cranium, including baleen, and lower jaw bones of a minke whale. Watch the minke whale exhibit being set up by Museum staff and students from the Redpath Museum Society.


Mammoth and mastodon bones

Dawson Gallery, second floor

Installed in 2016, this exhibit features three broken leg bones from mammoths and mastodons. These fossil bones were collected in the Yukon over 100 years ago and have never been exhibited in the Museum galleries. The image shows the reconstructed cast of a mammoth in the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse. Used with permission.


Solnhofen fossils

Dawson Gallery, second floor

Two Solnhofen fossil fish specimens: Leptolepis (a small fish known for its "delicate scale") and Eurycormus speciosus (a larger Solnhofen fossil fish known for its gar-like outer scales). Both these specimens are real and were collected in the Jurassic quarry at Solnhofen by the Molson family at the end of the 1900s.

Don’t forget to check out the cast of Archaeopteryx, the fossil bird of Solnhofen, mounted in case D. This is a cast made of plaster and was donated to the Museum when it opened in 1882.