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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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6 of us went to the Museum.....kids, teenage, parents, grandparent. It was a great day for all of us. We easily saw all the exhibits in a few hours. It was big enough to be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

6 of us went to the Museum.....kids, teenage, parents, grandparent. It was a great day for all of us. We easily saw all the exhibits in a few hours. It was big enough to be a good use of a half day, but not so big that the kids got tired. I look forward to coming back once the featured... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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142 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We intended to go to the mall but changed our minds when we realized the museum was nearby. This is an excellent museum and we noticed that it had something for everyone. This is the best Native exhibit and collection we have seen and does a good job of explaining the history of First Peoples. Probably for kids but we... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I keep coming back here as it has a couple of excellent galleries. Especially the wild Alberta and the aboriginal galleries. Nice location with plenty of parking and lovely grounds. Cafe could be better. the museum is moving in the near future and hopefully it will be even better when downtown.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The museum offers tons of things to see and learn about Alberta. It is really worth going, but safe an entire afternoon.

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Nathalie B, Marketing Officer at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Museum - hope you visit again soon! More 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I visited to see the First Nations exhibit and was not disappointed, particularly the archaeology, Plains, and Subarctic cultures exhibits. Geology exhibits were interesting, especially the Pleistocene megafauna and dinosaurs of Alberta. Cafe was tasty.

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Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
64 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This museum has a little bit of everything so can appeal to a wide range of people. It's not that big, easy to navigate, friendly staff and a nice main entrance... we enjoyed the 'Worn to be Wild' temporary exhibit and the main exhibits.

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Nathalie B, Marketing Officer at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! on May 16th we will be opening a new exhibit entitled "Glimpses of the Grasslands" - you should visit then! More 

Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a throwback museum. A lot of dedication and effort into maintaining this one and staying relevant. I don't imagine the exhibitions change much, but this is a great museum to just wander around in and take your time. Classic Canadiana and great atmosphere.

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Nathalie B, Marketing Officer at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to visit again soon - and when we open the new museum! More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited the museum to see the Wildlife Photographer of The Year! It was just my luck that the exhibition started 2 days before I left the country. The exhibition showcases the mind-boggling beauty of the natural world, put in a frame by professionals, amateurs and children — some as young as 10 years old — from all around the... More 

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Nathalie B, Public Relations Manager at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

Hello! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Hopefully we see you in again soon! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went with our 5 year old son and he enjoyed the visit a lot. They had a show on wild life photography which was amazing and a nice collection of wild animals, bugs and butterflies and minerals. Suggestion: visit on Sat/Sun between 9-11AM as the entry rates are half

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Nathalie B, Marketing Officer at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Glad that your son enjoyed his visit! Hope to see you in again soon. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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229 reviews 229 reviews
80 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just to let people know, the Royal Museum has a full sized movie theatre and part of it is used to host the Edmonton Film Society's showing of movies that belong in a museum. The screenings are certain Monday nights, Fall to Spring, Attendance is quite good. There is something about paying a little bit of money and being forced... More 

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