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Royal Alberta Museum

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Address: 12845 | 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N0M6, Canada
Phone Number: 17804539100
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One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a...

One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a broad range of exhibits and programs for nearly every age level and interest.

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Unfortunately it is closed for now

This museum is great but the new one to open will undoubtedly be even better. There are both permanent displays (animals and first nation) and ones that are for a short period of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This museum is great but the new one to open will undoubtedly be even better. There are both permanent displays (animals and first nation) and ones that are for a short period of time.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Place is ok if person never was in a really good museum. I understand that history of Edmonton is pretty fresh n green, but I think it's a bad idea to fill empty space with pics of fast food. Fast food is not decent part of any culture. Now it's moving to a bigger place which I think means that... More 

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Calgary
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183 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Central location near downtown in Glenora. Will be closing Dec. 6 and opening in a new building downtown. Check their website or other information for the opening date. All exhibits are well identified and explained. A way to spend a very educational and informative day or few hours. Appeals to all ages. The exhibits about the First Nations and Metis... More 

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1 Thank Calgary-woman
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Museum is located within the boarder of Edmonton city. It has two level which both of them should be seen. On the first floor they have visual arts displays as well as Alberta animals and wildlife collection. On the second floor there are minerals, insects limited dinosaur collection. Make sure you will visit the first nation section of the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've been going to this museum ever since I was a child and have been hundreds of times so I have a lot of memories. With just six weeks left until it closes, moving to a new downtown facility, I thought it would be nice to do one last visit. The Wild Alberta dioramas are the best and my little... More 

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Midwest
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I especially enjoyed the First Nations section and the natural history of Alberta. We spent half a day touring displays of both the history and natural history of this part of Canada. Easy parking.

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Edmonton, Canada
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83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a nice little museum with some good displays. The kids really enjoyed the bug room and the displays of rocks and minerals. We went first thing in the morning and enjoyed having the place to ourselves as well as getting half price admission for being there in the morning when it opened.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Definitely excited for their new location, seems like their might be more stuff to do there for adults. Went there with my boyfriend and it was okay but it really is more for children.

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133 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Can't wait to visit their new location. This one is big, displays terrific and the new one will be bigger and even better. Definitely worth visiting, kids love it! 😊

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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283 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A well done natural and historical presentation of the area. There is a nice variety of exhibits from animals to geology to plant and bird life, along with an artistic exhibit of the grasslands.

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