This is my fourth visit to the museum, but my first in 14 years. The place is starting to show its age. The displays are stunning, but they do feel like walking through 3-D representations of 1990s and early 2000s computer graphics...it won't be long before the look needs to be radically redone. This is a children's museum, not one for adults. If you go with that in mind, you'll be happy enough. However, it is pitched for Alberta residents, which was off-putting, because I consider the artifacts reconstructed and preserved here to belong to a global heritage, and one that goes beyond the human species as well. There were just too many pitches for Alberta, complete with a tectonics display that completely eliminated British Columbia's geology from the world map, not to mention the continual claim that these dinosaurs, which lived in an ancient sea and its shores, were "Alberta" dinosaurs, although Alberta, or humans, even, did not exist back then. That aside, why could the path to the lookout not have been open in the winter? Some of us would rather get outside of the programmed content and clear our minds. All in all, wonderful bones, content only for children, very little science, dated displays, and friendly staff. Make sure you go with your kids. It's fantastic. Why it should be only or kids, beats me.
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