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Royal Alberta Museum

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Address: 12845 | 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N0M6, Canada
Phone Number: 17804539100
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Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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While a student in Edmonton, every year we would go to the museum on a Saturday morning in the winter. There's lots to take in and it's always fun to learn more about the history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cherilyn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While a student in Edmonton, every year we would go to the museum on a Saturday morning in the winter. There's lots to take in and it's always fun to learn more about the history of where you live. I am excited to go back and visit the new location and check out what they have added. It's definitely worth... More 

Thank Cherilyn B
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Royal Alberta Museum's galleries in the original location are closed for two years 2016-2017 while the exhibits are packed and moved to a brand new building under construction in downtown Edmonton. Please visit the museum's website for more information about the re-opening dates, etc. It will be worth the wait!

1 Thank Marjunedan
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

this place will forever have good and fond memories.from childhood times with the family to fieldtrips this place will be missed.i hope the new building will be just as nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

One of my all-time favorite places to go, I find it very peaceful and relaxing, there's so much to look at and learn about, there's no cost just a suggested donation box which I would highly recommend putting in to so that the museum can keep operating for years to come.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Spectacular exhibits from Geology to nature exhibits that are so real you think the animals are waiting for you behind the glass - very very well done! You learn more about the native first nations and they have feature exhibits as well. Well worth the time.

1 Thank Doris S
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

This museum is great but the new one to open will undoubtedly be even better. There are both permanent displays (animals and first nation) and ones that are for a short period of time.

1 Thank elva111
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Place is ok if person never was in a really good museum. I understand that history of Edmonton is pretty fresh n green, but I think it's a bad idea to fill empty space with pics of fast food. Fast food is not decent part of any culture. Now it's moving to a bigger place which I think means that... More 

1 Thank Katya B
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Central location near downtown in Glenora. Will be closing Dec. 6 and opening in a new building downtown. Check their website or other information for the opening date. All exhibits are well identified and explained. A way to spend a very educational and informative day or few hours. Appeals to all ages. The exhibits about the First Nations and Metis... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Museum is located within the boarder of Edmonton city. It has two level which both of them should be seen. On the first floor they have visual arts displays as well as Alberta animals and wildlife collection. On the second floor there are minerals, insects limited dinosaur collection. Make sure you will visit the first nation section of the... More 

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Cardston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've been going to this museum ever since I was a child and have been hundreds of times so I have a lot of memories. With just six weeks left until it closes, moving to a new downtown facility, I thought it would be nice to do one last visit. The Wild Alberta dioramas are the best and my little... More 

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