The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is knee deep in renovations at the moment but the end results will be worth it.

The Alberta and Federal Governments awarded the museum a grant to expand their current building over a year ago.

"On the main floor, it is going to be a multi- purpose room and this room will be used for symposiums, courses, programs, events and that type of thing." explained Exhibits and Communications Director, Lisa Making.

The project will also provide improvements to their distance learning classroom.

"On the second floor is going to be our hands on learning area for all of our visitors as well a rest and relaxation refreshment area," continued Making

Included in the expansion will be a room for visitors to put their feet up, which the museum felt was vital to the experience.

"Right where the expansion in going to be is when people start to get tired. They want to sit down, they want to have something cool to drink, a little bit of natural light and find a bathroom. That is what the new space will be able to do for them," concluded Making.

The project is targetted to be complete in early 2019.

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