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Oil Sands Discovery Centre
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Owner description: The Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray is located in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands. The Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the oil sands. Come to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre and experience the history, science, and technology of the oil sands. It's the closest you can get without boots and a hard hat! The Centre is a provincial facility operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, Historic Sites and Museums Branch.
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17 reviews
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“Fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

I took out-of-town visitors to this venue.
Everyone enjoyed the film about the Oil Sands history and development. They've done a great job with displays about the process and have vastly improved the experience for children over the years by adding special kids' activities and interactive displays.
There is more potential, so leaving a little room for improvement, since some of the displays are a little unclear about the process, and there is a lot of room outside to create more interesting, interactive displays.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
“Biggest Oil deposit in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

It is in Discovery Center that you will know how it all started... and you will know that more work and money will be discovered here in the next years to come.

Visited July 2013
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ftmcmurray alberta
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7 reviews
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“informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

seen things I did'nt see before and things that tells and reminds us of what was and is now..some things made me think of what may be ahead for the grand kids to learn about and maybe work at.lots of info ..for children..

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“History of Oil Sands Development”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The place has an excellent display of various oil sands development tools. The centre is well equipped with detailed explanation of oil sands exploration, mining and processing of bitumen obtained from the oil sands. The programme presenters are well versed with the technical aspects.

Visited September 2012
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“It was just WoW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

I visited oil sand centre ... I like it ... It was eduction but in funny way ... U will learn about the history of oil sand ... The composition and all related things about oil sand ... There was a children interactive club ... The sevionir shop was so good to grape a gift of t shirt or oil sand sample... Highly recommended

Visited April 2013
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