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John Janzen Nature Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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School field trip

My son’s grade 2 class went on a field trip here and it was a lot of fun. Our guide Tiff was... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Cynthia G
Edmonton, Canada
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Great indoor playground for the kids!

Although my grandchildren are 6 and 10 years of age they still enjoy running around at the John... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Edmonton, Canada
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A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an...more
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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

My son’s grade 2 class went on a field trip here and it was a lot of fun. Our guide Tiff was amazing and patient with all the kids. She made learning fun. My son esp loved finding water bugs in the pond. I even...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed May 3, 2018

First off, you can't go into the play area unless you have socks to wear. So either rent some or better yet bring socks for all kids and adults in your group. Otherwise, the facility is really good for small kids. Main exhibit room has...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This building is designed for families with kids. There's a huge Discovery room which is a playground full of fun activities for kids. My three year old niece loved it. The other room consists of displays about different seasons in the river valley. Kids can...More

Thank Alexis K
Reviewed October 10, 2017

My daughter was invited to a birthday party here. It was wonderful! Great space and the staff were excellent! They kept the kids entertained and it was very educational.

Thank Paige2272
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Although my grandchildren are 6 and 10 years of age they still enjoy running around at the John Janzen Nature Centre on a rainy morning or afternoon. It is pretty good value for the money..dont forget to bring socks!

Thank jaclyn12016
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Our grandchildren love this place! Inside is a great area where they can climb, go down slides, pretend they are squirrels hiding their acorns, see where the beaver lives in his dam and get a chance to build a dam (with foam blocks) on running...More

Thank Betty668988
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

For the price - this is absolutely the best indoor playground in Edmonton! Sometimes it's pretty busy, but it's interactive, original, interesting and engaging!! The classroom always has interesting things to see and read. You can borrow kits to go for a walk and go...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful spot right in the middle of Edmonton. A friend and I went to a snowshoeing event, and was not disappointed in the least. The building is very clean and full of things to look at and many more activities posted to the...More

Thank kyliec6565
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Our host was not great with younger kids and they were bored. Would not recommend booking a birthday party here.

Thank mingling100
Reviewed January 18, 2017

My small children love to come her on rainy days to explore indoors. And we love sunny days to explore all of the surrounding areas outside. The indoor play area is suitable for the very small to about aged 8. The live animal exhibits are...More

Thank L H
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