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      MUSEUMS OF EDMONTON AND THE ROCKIES

 
Alberta has no shortage of fascinating museums.
Here we have a list of some of the fascinating stops
you can make to learn and grow, categorized by area.

Edmonton & Area
The Provincial Museum of Alberta

The premiere museum in Alberta. Featuring an astounding collection of metals, rocks and gems from around the world, a huge display of birds, their eggs and their sounds, massive dioramas of Alberta's wildlife, large native studies wing and an ever changing roster of World exhibits. The brand new Wild Alberta Gallery is unique in all of Canada. 780-453-9100
Fort Edmonton Park
Largest of its kind. Features the growth of Edmonton from 1846 to 1920. The wooden Fort itself is huge and is a fascinating peak into life as a pioneer. Cosutmed actors, working full size steam train, antique cars to ride, horse and wagons all bring the park to amazing life! 780-496-8787
Odyssium (Space and Sciences Center)
This center is magnificent. Theyhave fun and learning down to an art with numerous hands on exhibits, The Body Fantastic, and Imax theater to show you things real big! 780-451-3344
Muttart Conservatory
Features 4 glass pyramids, each featuring the botanical treasures of of a distinctive climate of the World. Steaming jungle, desert landscape and temperate forest are popular with a fourth pavilion an ever-changing show pavilion. 780-496-8787
John Janzen Nature Center
Family oriented nature center teaching the natural history of the mighty North Saskatchewan River Valley 780-496-8787
Edmonton Aviation Museum
Features bush planes flown by the most famous of all, jet fighters and many historic exhibits. Occasionally exhibit special planes such as Heinkel WWII German Bomber and B29 US Bomber etc. Central Edmonton near municipal airport.
Devonian Gardens (University of Alberta Facility)
Beautiful grounds and 80 acres of gardens make this a delighful afternoon. Ring the bell at Kurimoto Japanese Garden and step inside the butterfly house. West of Edmonton on hwy #60. 780-987-3054

Reynolds Car and Air Museum International facility interprets the history of ground and air transportation, agriculture and selected industries. The exhibition hall features over 100 major artifacts, AV presentations, interpretor-led programs, guided tours. The museum is also home to Canada's "Aviation Hall of Fame". Look at vintage aircraft. Open year round. Located 2 miles west of Wetaskiwin south of Edmonton on highway 13.

The Stettler to Big Valley Alberta Prairie excursion museum - Cowboys and Bandits
A great living history featuring nostalgic steam train ride, colorful actors in costumes musicians on a round trip steam engine ride from Stettle (south of Edmonton) to Big Valley. 403-742-2811

Banff Area
Banff Park Museum
Large turn of the century museum displays extensive collection of birds, mammals, insects, and curios of the Rocky Mountain Parks. 93 Banff Avenue, Banff 403-762-1558
Natural History Museum
112 Banff Avenue 403-762-4652
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Banff Alberta 403-762-2291. Interesting museum showcasing natural history and culture of the Canadian Rockies

Jasper Area
Jasper Yellowhead Museum
400 Pyramid Lake Road780-852-3013

Other Areas of Alberta
Forest Interpretive Center and Heritage Park
Located on the west side of Whitecourt the facility showcases the past, present and future of Alberta's rich forest industry. Hands-on exhibits, AV and artifact displays bring the story to life.
 

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