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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

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Address: Indian Battle Park Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-320-3064
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering...

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature interpretive programs in our community through a team of volunteers, staff and partners. Hours of Operation: Regular Hours (October to May)Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Summer Hours (June to August)Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission: Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Driving Directions: •at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley •at the bottom of the hill turn right•follow the road and turn left after the Alberta & Baroness Picnic Shelters•the Nature Centre is currently in this temporary location while our main centre undergoes renovations until early 2014.

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Enjoy Nature in the River Valley

We've visited the Nature Centre several times over the years but this was our first viewing of the new building ( completed in the past year ). The small bee exhibit was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 17, 2016
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

First time to HSNC and really like it a lot. This guy name TOM is really knowledgeable. He talked about the history with it being flooded out and one part of the room is from the original building. It is all bees...there are lots of exhibits and very interesting things about these different type of bees. Top of the building... More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We've visited the Nature Centre several times over the years but this was our first viewing of the new building ( completed in the past year ). The small bee exhibit was interesting and there are several other exhibits however we expected to see more information about birds and animals in this new facility. As others have mentioned the living... More 

Thank giddles2
St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our visit to this museum was very enlightening about Bumble Bees which were featured at our time of visiting. The exhibits were well displayed and the people there were very knowledgeable

Thank Larry S
Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I volunteered here when it was a small hut!! My how nice it is now -a very good tourist spot!! A hidden treasure!!

Thank rdharvey110
Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The knowledgeable and helpful staff really make this a worthwhile visit. The exhibits were interesting and this interior of the building appealing. I am sure we will be back at a later date.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Amazing place to experience nature in the heart of the city. Offer lots of programs to experience nature. Nice and friendly staff to help with.

Thank nishantha
Coaldale, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

We went here with our 2 kids (9 and 16) for the Alberta Family Day holiday in February. The river valley area heading to the nature centre was very nice, despite being February, and they were very busy with lots of visitors for Family Day. Parking was an issue as they do not have a very large parking lot near... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We took my dad here for his birthday. We were in awe of the living roof but disappointed in the main building as there wasn't as much to learn and do as we were expecting.

Thank DerrasTupperware
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

I've been here many times, and visited the old building but not the new one. The trails around the river valley are great and you can see many kinds of birds flying about. There are deer also, but are very elusive! You walk very close to the bridge trestles and once in awhile you can catch a train going across... More 

Thank MikeFitton
Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great experience inside the nature centre, the exhibits were informative and the staff were very friendly. Next visit will be observing the trails outside. Can't wait !!

Thank Michele20162015

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