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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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Classic Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Calgary
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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
75 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Alberta,Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum does not really stand out as far as museums go. Honestly it is not to say it is a bad place to visit, on the contrary it is a place you should visit if your a museum goer. However it is just nothing really special.

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edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you or your kid's like minerals, or bugs this is the place to go the admission alone is worth it even if this is the only exhibit you go to see. I spend a good four hours here and hope to go back soon.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit! The minerals and bugs are a favourite for most everyone who visits. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Love the Royal Alberta Museum. It's a great place to take the family on a weekend. The museum is big enough to take up a nice portion of your day. Young ones can easily visit the museum without getting tired. Perfect.

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

Families bring a special energy to the museum. Thanks for visiting! More 

Alberta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The stones are the best!! I didn't mind the crowding as it was free because I went on family day when it was free. They have a feature museum and so you need to check out what the feature is so it's something you are interested in. It changes pretty frequently. This time it was nature photos but I enjoyed... More 

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

Glad that you enjoyed your time at the museum! We'll be changing the feature exhibit May 16 to one entitled: Glimpses of the Grasslands: The Artistic Vision of Colin Starkevich. You should visit then! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My grand daughter and I visit the museum at least once a year and we are never disappointed. We love the bug display. We enjoy the rocks. We love the North American Animals and the Native American section.

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Glad you enjoyed your visit to the RAM! We hope to see you in again soon. More 

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