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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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Amazing minerals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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edmonton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Edmonton, Alberta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to visit and interesting displays. Too bad, they moving it closer to downtown area. NOT partical at all. A must visit for tourist visiting the city of chumps oh should say champions. Yet we have not won a grey cup or stanley cup for at least 5 years or more.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great afternoon out with the family to take in all the nature of all the animals that surround our area as well as the the rock museum and see all the different kinds of stones and rocks that have been found. Take in one of the shows that is showing. Also I have been with a group of children... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful place, fantastic displays, my favorite was the rock and gem section. The restaurant food is really good, the gift shop had a good variety of products for diverse budgets. Very helpful museum staff. My teen son and I really enjoyed our visit, will go again!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The wildlife dioramas in this museum are quite spectacular and would be worth a visit in themselves. We also much enjoyed the "First Nations" section which was well laid out and really interesting. Would like to have had more time

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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved the rocks and minerals section, but that was about it. A good place to take young children. Many families were there on a Sunday morning. Glad to have the 1/2 price admission for the 9-11 a.m. entrance.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We found the Royal Alberta Museum very interesting and well presented. The Wild Alberta gallery displayed many animals and situations that you will probably never see in person. We noticed that others in the area also appeared to be enjoying the displays. In the Natural History gallery, it was neat to see the wide range of rocks and fossils, as... More 

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