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Visit to Royal Tyrrell Museum

23 Sep

Here are some pictures of our visit to the Royall Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta.

Ibraheem and Ilyaas looking for fossils

Field scientist explaining about fossils found

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hadrosaurus (duck-billed dino) remains. They call him Rusty!

Stegosaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosaurolophus - type of Hadrosaur

Long-Necked Plesiosaur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triceratops

T-Rex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't remember this one, sorry!

Zakariyya mesmerized by the sturgeon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoodoos - rock formation

Completing giant puzzle - Alberta during the dinosaur times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This trip was wonderful for our boys who are fans of dinosaurs. They enjoyed the field trip that involved looking for fossils and seeing a real fossil in the ground – Rusty the duck billed dinosaur.

It was also an opportunity to reinforce the greatness of Allah. We explained to the children, how Allah created all of these dinosaurs and then He also made them die. Many of the dinosaurs were big and powerful, but they were still destroyed. And new life were replaced after the dinosaurs. Allah is Al-Muhyi (the Giver of Life) and Al-Mumeet (The Creator of Death).

In its death, Allah preserved their remains and has made it a lesson of His greatness for us. For Ibraheem (8) we related the story of people of Lut (Alaihissalaam). It was such a similar situation. We did tell him though that in the case of dinosaurs, they were animals and were not destroyed for any evil actions.

We were also able to witness Allah’s kudrat in how some of this prehistoric creatures have evolved and still exist today like the sturgeon fish.

Another amazing feature of the Drumheller area are the Hoodos. These are rocks carved and shaped by the forces of wind and water over thousands of years.

 
6 Comments

Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Outings

 

6 responses to “Visit to Royal Tyrrell Museum

  1. Umm Maimoonah

    September 23, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Masha Allaah so so wonderful. I wish we were there. Maimoonah would have really loved. Thanks for sharing all the pics!

     
  2. Khanum

    September 23, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Wow. n MAsha Allah! This seems like a fun day.

     
  3. ummadam98

    September 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

    MashaAllah sis, what a wonderful place my boys would have loved it…and to be able to go outside and search for fossils and see dinosaur remains in situ is fantastic, we don’t have anything like this – that I’m aware of – in the UK :0(. Thanks for sharing. x

     
  4. Umm Sayang

    September 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Assalmualaikum.
    Jazakillah dear sisters for all your wonderful comments. Insha-Allah I hope one day you’ll be able to visit similar places. In the meantime, every type of landscape is a reminder of Allah’s greatnest. It presents a wonderful opportunity for us to teach our children about The Al-Khaliq and His mercy.

     
  5. ummtafari

    October 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

    As salaam alaikum, Did you have to schedule a visit with the field scientist before you went?

    Also, are you homeschooling the little ones now?

     
  6. Umm Sayang

    October 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wa A’laikum Salaam Umm Tafari.
    The field trip was just program they offer at the museum for fee. There are also indoor fossil digging. We did not have time for that. I just got a kit for that from Michaels.
    Ilyaas (4) goes to preschool twice a week. I have been doing Umm Maimoonah’s syllabus with them here and there as much as I can. I definitely need to get more organized.

     

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