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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

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Indian Battle Park Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-320-3064
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A good place to learn about nature

Alas, the crow and the snake that the Centre used to keep have died, but there is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Professional-Pilgrim
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Alberta, Canada
Interesting place

Went there for a blue bird meeting. Nice area to walk along the river bank in the cottonwoods and... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
simonsage
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Pincher Creek, Canada
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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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Indian Battle Park Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Alas, the crow and the snake that the Centre used to keep have died, but there is an interesting toad in a reptilarium, and there are permanent and temporary exhibitions to see, and it is worth a trip upstairs to see the roof garden.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Went there for a blue bird meeting. Nice area to walk along the river bank in the cottonwoods and watch birds and other wildlife. Be sure to leash your dog.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

My daughter is into her tablet most of the time. She does not want to attend one of the Interpretative center activity - but I still registered her (forced). We went home - and she is never stops talking on what she have learned from...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

After numerous years of walking the paths in the riverbottom we decided to stop at the Interpretive Centre. The staff was courteous and had knowledge of different species in the valley,as well as recommendations as to where they could be viewed. The staff in the...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful large hands on nature center with good educational opportunities. The staff were very helpful. There are numerous varying length walks here too - no dogs or bikes allowed. I saw plenty of wildlife. Most paths are stroller or wheelchair friendly, others...More

Thank Dave N
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This amazing area has numerous walking paths, and the centre itself is quite the inspired building... Its spaciousness allows, encourages groups of children to discover, explore different aspects of nature. Don't forget to go up to the rooftop.

Thank algebraqueen
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

While this centre could benefit from more interactive areas in the building, we did learn a lot about snakes as we watched one about to shed its skin. It seemed light on the displays for younger children.

Thank Leslilynne
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This facility is geared to children. There is a large space but not much in it. We enjoyed the bird calls exhibit and the whole eco-building. There are paths outside to explore.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

A good place to take the kids for a couple of hours. Not a huge place but convenient to Fort Whoop-Up and the Bridge.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I took my two grandsons there a couple weeks ago. It was not busy at all. There was not much in the way of information imparted by the hosts--they were busy chatting behind the desk. A pity.. the boys were very interested.

Thank sparkybobbi2
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Response from Leslilynne | Reviewed this property |
There is an indoor area with a variety of interactive displays that are interesting. It is not large, though, and there could be school groups there. Summer may offer more variety.
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