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Ranked #1 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm... more » Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of... more » Owner description: Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of art museum experience. Glenbow showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections. Glenbow also tells the story of Southern Alberta and the West to thousands of visitors to our city each year through permanent exhibitions on our third floor. Glenbow is a member-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental arts and culture organization located in the heart of Calgary's cultural district. « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Museums
Owner description: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park is now open from 10AM-5PM, seven days a week during July and August! Come... more » Owner description: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park is now open from 10AM-5PM, seven days a week during July and August! Come enjoy our 40,000 square foot international award-winning facility. We have 12 galleries and over 50 hands on interactive exhibits including shadow boxing with Lennox Lewis, 3D goalie and back-catcher experiences, sport challenges, rowing, wheelchair racing and more. Some of the items on display include Terry Fox’s shoe, a hockey stick with Wayne Gretzky’s name misspelled as “Gretsky” and the Calgary #1 torch which was used to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremonies at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: ; Science Museums; Museums
A museum featuring the history of aviation in Western Canada.
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Ranked #7 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: On a hilltop in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains you can explore the wonders of the universe. Join us for fascinating... more » Owner description: On a hilltop in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains you can explore the wonders of the universe. Join us for fascinating tours, interactive displays and a chance to see one of the three largest telescopes in Canada. The University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is a facility dedicated to expanding your knowledge of the universe. Tour the awesome 1.8 meter ARCT telescope or the Baker-Nunn patrol camera which scans the skies for killer asteroids. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #9 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Come and experience life as a firefighter as you enter our gallery and learn about the history and the longstanding legacy of... more » Owner description: Come and experience life as a firefighter as you enter our gallery and learn about the history and the longstanding legacy of fighting fires in Calgary and surrounding areas.Established in 1986, the Firefighters Museum of Calgary is home to an extensive collection of firefighting equipment from the early 1900s to the present; including hand drawn, horse drawn and motorized apparatus. There are photographs, artwork, memorabilia, and historical documents dating from the inception of the Calgary Fire Department until now. « less
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Ranked #10 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: TELUS Spark is a non-profit organization with a mission to become a role model and force for social change. It takes a core... more » Owner description: TELUS Spark is a non-profit organization with a mission to become a role model and force for social change. It takes a core set of skills to create something new, whether it's a ground breaking discovery or a toy robot. TELUS Spark is a place to build these skills by using your imagination to see beyond what exists, your curiosity to formulate a question and persistence and problem-solving skills to keep going, despite surprises and mistakes, to find the confidence in yourself to uncover the answers. « less
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Ranked #11 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 18 Museums in Calgary
Category: Art Galleries; Art Museums; Museums
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Category: Art Galleries; Museums
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Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Category: Art Galleries; Museums
A local art gallery featuring paintings.
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Category: Specialty Shops; Museums
A pottery studio offering painting supplies and time to make your own masterpiece.
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