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Royal Alberta Museum

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Address: 12845 | 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N0M6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-453-9100
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Fri - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a...

One of Canada's most popular human and natural history museums, offering a broad range of exhibits and programs for nearly every age level and interest.

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The old location is now closed BUT I was very fortunate to get a tour of the new downtown location (the old post office site). Can't wait for this to open - world class!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old location is now closed BUT I was very fortunate to get a tour of the new downtown location (the old post office site). Can't wait for this to open - world class!!

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Palmer, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I enjoyed the various rocks, minerals and gems but overall the whole museum was well done. Glad they had good places to sit and rest too.

Thank Katina S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

While a student in Edmonton, every year we would go to the museum on a Saturday morning in the winter. There's lots to take in and it's always fun to learn more about the history of where you live. I am excited to go back and visit the new location and check out what they have added. It's definitely worth... More 

Thank Cherilyn B
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Royal Alberta Museum's galleries in the original location are closed for two years 2016-2017 while the exhibits are packed and moved to a brand new building under construction in downtown Edmonton. Please visit the museum's website for more information about the re-opening dates, etc. It will be worth the wait!

1 Thank Marjunedan
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

this place will forever have good and fond memories.from childhood times with the family to fieldtrips this place will be missed.i hope the new building will be just as nice

Thank Cecilia F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

One of my all-time favorite places to go, I find it very peaceful and relaxing, there's so much to look at and learn about, there's no cost just a suggested donation box which I would highly recommend putting in to so that the museum can keep operating for years to come.

Thank bravescot79
Red Deer, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Spectacular exhibits from Geology to nature exhibits that are so real you think the animals are waiting for you behind the glass - very very well done! You learn more about the native first nations and they have feature exhibits as well. Well worth the time.

1 Thank Doris S
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This museum is great but the new one to open will undoubtedly be even better. There are both permanent displays (animals and first nation) and ones that are for a short period of time.

1 Thank elva111
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Place is ok if person never was in a really good museum. I understand that history of Edmonton is pretty fresh n green, but I think it's a bad idea to fill empty space with pics of fast food. Fast food is not decent part of any culture. Now it's moving to a bigger place which I think means that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Central location near downtown in Glenora. Will be closing Dec. 6 and opening in a new building downtown. Check their website or other information for the opening date. All exhibits are well identified and explained. A way to spend a very educational and informative day or few hours. Appeals to all ages. The exhibits about the First Nations and Metis... More 

1 Thank CalgaryWoman

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