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Royal Alberta Museum

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Address: 12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6, Canada
Phone Number: 780-453-9100
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Description: 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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Walked up from the river valley, didn't take long at all. I was most impressed by the first nations section, really well documented. No hiding from the awful things that have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Walked up from the river valley, didn't take long at all. I was most impressed by the first nations section, really well documented. No hiding from the awful things that have happened, just accounts with photographs and artifacts. I will certainly visit again.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

(1) This is about: The natural history of Alberta and its aboriginal population, as well as the arts and culture of this distinct province. (2) Admission: $C 11. (3) Overall Assessment: Although the museum is about to move to a new location in downtown Edmonton (and, as a result, will close for an extended period of time), its current exhibitions... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum is closing soon and will be relocated in a downtown location. The museum has outgrown itself. It's been said that there are far more artifacts in storage than are displayed. If you are visiting from out of the province, the chief attraction would be the display of every animal (including birds and bugs) that can be found in... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful grounds but dated museum. Seriously it hasn't changed much at all since the 1980's but it will be closing soon as we are getting a NEW Royal Alberta Museum in downtown in the next couple years. So I would suggest you go and enjoy the beautiful limestone building, and surrounding tranquil gardens, and enjoy all of those nostalgic memories... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lots of historic information and taxidermy animals of the area. The building is on a large site over looking Groat road and downtown Edmonton. Lots to read there.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is awesome and I expect it will be even more so in its new building. Its a great way to spend a few hours with family.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Allow a few hours to truly see all the amazing artifacts in this well displayed exhibit. . If you enjoyed Fort Edmonton you must follow up with this beautifully presented perspective on the Plains Indians and Matis .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is not that large a museum, but that is to be remedied soon with a new location being built in the center of Edmonton's downtown core.

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Selah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here in June with our family while visiting Edmonton. Really nice clean museum with a lot of great artifacts from the area. Great information available with nice exhibits ranging from local artists work, life-size dinosaur models, animals from the surrounding areas, gems/rocks, etc. Spent a couple of hours in here and everyone enjoyed the visit. Would definitely do it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I take our daughter here quite regularly. We take a picnic lunch, eat in the cafeteria and visit the displays. The wildlife habitats are the best while the aboriginal wing is a little bit of a downer.

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Additional Information about Royal Alberta Museum

Address: 12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6, Canada
Phone Number: 780-453-9100
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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