Who is DinoArts?
The Drumheller DinoArts Association is a registered nonprofit that fundraises and volunteers to maintain the collection of over 30 dinosaur statues throughout the valley.
In 2018 our group also began replacing some of the dinosaur-themed murals around Drumheller. Our goal is to generate a pleasant experience for tourists and locals alike, and to help promote Drumheller as the "Dinosaur Capital of the World".
Did you know some of our dinosaurs are around 50 years old?!
The first dinosaur, “Dinnie” was installed in 1960 for Dominion Day (Canada Day) and can be found in the Rotary Park. He is owned by the Town of Drumheller.
In the following years many more dinosaurs were built for an attraction called Prehistoric Park. When the park later closed down, (sources say 1993) the dinosaurs were relocated all over Drumheller and came under the ownership of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber owns and insures the dinosaurs while DinoArts maintains them through a great partnership. The Chamber also owns and operates the World’s Largest Dinosaur attraction and giftshop.
The older dinosaurs, which are made of rebar and concrete, are painted each year by volunteers from the community.
Reach us at the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce:
Of course not! Our goal is to make "art" not "science" therefore many of the dinosaurs and other sculptures are not scientifically accurate. If you are looking for scientifically accurate dinosaurs, you will love a visit to the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.