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John Janzen Nature Centre

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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Interesting & entertaining

my daughter absolutely loved this place, we went on a class trip (5 yr olds) the kids were so... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2015
barbilicious
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Alberta
a glimpse into nature

taking the time at the centre to view what the inside of a bee hive or how the season affect the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2015
Shane S
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Gibbons, 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 urban setting.Enjoy the Tegler Discovery Zone indoor play space, try one of our great drop-in programs, and experience natural encounters. Group, school and birthday party bookings are available.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

my daughter absolutely loved this place, we went on a class trip (5 yr olds) the kids were so entertained & interested in everything-Great experience for them & loved seeing the look on her face with all the new "nature" to explore

Thank barbilicious
Reviewed September 8, 2015

taking the time at the centre to view what the inside of a bee hive or how the season affect the plants and other great things about nature that we take for granted

Thank Shane S
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Its a waste of money. if you are going then dont go inside the play area and if you wish to go inside the carry a pair of socks.

Thank Shahid M
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Getting old, but still a fun place to go. Lots of trails and Edmonton footbridge nearby. Pond for kids to use their nets and try to catch tadpoles. Can pet a snake during certain times and observe honeybees. Nice indoor playground with a cave and...More

Thank Leah S
Reviewed July 8, 2015

My son spent a couple days a month in the play area from the time he was 2 to 5. Great place to let them run at a good drop in price and a great year long pass.

Thank amanda m
Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went with littles ones and found it was more geared to big kids, not easy sightlines for the parent watching and lots of kids camps going on ... harder to keep the little ones safe from bigger kids! good price though! definitely worth the trip...More

Thank MelCarv
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good place to spend an afternoon with families especially in the summer. Tons of room outdoors for the children to shake off too much energy. Like to explore and take the tra Very educational ils. They have an indoor play area that is amazing. Also...More

Thank meechuk
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interactive displays in the main building. Great walk for parents with youngin's! Kids get to actually play and have fun

3  Thank iWisper
Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent a pleasant afternoon at the nature centre. We played in the indoor playground to begin our visit, and checked out the honeycomb exhibit. Then we went to see the bugs, snakes, salamander and habitat display in the other room. After this, we borrowed some...More

2  Thank Helen U
Reviewed September 2, 2014

My son has loved the play area in the nature centre since he was 2 and he is 4 now and still loves to go. I tried him in a few classes but found them too slow to hold his attention,

1  Thank amanda m
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