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Royal Alberta Museum

12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6, Canada (Westmount)
780-453-9100
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Ranked #8 of 144 attractions in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
134 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Pros: Some nice exhibits about the history of the people and wildlife of Alberta. Some living bugs and fish to see. A good collection of minerals. Cons: The museum has lots of stuffed animals (the taxidermy type) on display. They are the large part of at least two exhibits. Expected more fossils.

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Calgary, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I clearly expected better for the name. Not much to see and the exhibits were old school as far as collections of stuffed animals and rocks. No real information or educational value. Fossil/dinosaur room was just plain sad. Maybe they figure everyone goes to Tyrrell so why bother. No point going back any sooner than in 5-10 years.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

So far this is one of the best museums I ever seen, I wish it was bigger, the place is awesome, kind of difficult to get there because of the road repairs but once we got there it was amazing, the building is very beautiful from the outside, the cost is half price if you get there before 11:00 so... More

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Calgary
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Displays were interesting and well arranged. I need to go back to finish seeing things. Allow about 4 hours if you are the thorough type...2.5 hr if you speed through things.

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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been to this museum several times since I was a young girl, and every time I have absolutely loved it. This time I brought my four year old son with me, and he spent two hours (and could have stayed longer) going through each of the exhibits. The interactive children's exhibit is awesome -- lots for the littles... More

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Calgary, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a blast on a rainy day. Sat and sun morning they have 50% discount. It was a great value for the price. The kids leant so much and even the adults had a blast. A MUST do :)

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Cleveland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Although they are currently digging up the bridge which leads to the Museum, the museum itself has arranged a free mini bus which will get you there from around the immediate area. Compared to a lot of museums, this is great value for money and the exhibitions are excellent. If you have kids, they will love it as there are... More

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deboraha246, Director of Sales at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful review. I was so pleased with it that I just copied it to our facebook page. Thanks for visiting and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. More

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A few good permanent exhibits and saw the new ones about fibre art and the black leather jacket. This last one was well done. Not expensive which suits the small size of the museum. Really hard to find with the road construction.

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deboraha246, Director of Sales at Royal Alberta Museum, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We'd also like to apologize for the issues with all the road construction. The city needed to proceed with plans to replace the bridge near us and this has caused some confusion with all the detours. We are very happy that you persevered and made... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Entertaining and nicely-organized museum with displays on Aboriginals, wildlife, plants, and insects of Alberta along with temporary displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice on the outside, nicer still inside the museum. One gets to understand the history of Alberta especially the Canadian Indians. One also gets to know the flora and fauna of Alberta. There is also a nice cafe and souvenir shop

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