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“Small for a Provincial museum, but worth a visit once.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Alberta Museum

Royal Alberta Museum
12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6, Canada
780-453-9100
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Ranked #12 of 180 things to do in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Small for a Provincial museum, but worth a visit once.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Having just nice from BC, we were expecting something at the same level of the Royal BC Museum. Sadly this was not the case. That being said, the wildlife and bug area are great for kids, and the admission is very reasonable. The museum seems to have a lot of empty space, and its disappointing that they don't have more to see. How about a section on Alberta history and the pioneers? This is a very popular section at the BC museum, and keeps people coming back. I'm happy we went to see it, but I'm not sure it would be worth another visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Perfect venue for a family with toddlers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Just the right size and price for an outing for young families. The young ones will especially enjoy the natural
Wildlife dioramas with sound effects!

Visited February 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“not worth the membership”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just average stuff and not much of collection. Can visit once and then what. Whats the worth of membership fee?

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Interesting but not extensive museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Would have liked to see more on the pioneers of Alberta, the oil industry and development of the resource in Alberta. Very interesting exhibits on the first nations people.

Visited February 2013
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Blue Mountains
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Adequate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took five grandchildren who needed feeding, they were happy, children's menu and the adult food was okay, but the focus of the outing was the museum which was excellent. The insect section was a big hit

Visited January 2013
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