Guide to the Royal Alberta Museum

In the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Royal Alberta Museum (known to locals as “the RAM”) pulls the curtain back on Alberta life and landscape in a remarkable journey from petroglyphs to prehistoric dinosaurs, and from 500 generations of First Peoples to new beginnings on the windswept prairies. Feed your curiosity here.

82,000 square feet of history

Feed your curiosity

Each of the more than two million objects in the RAM’s collections not only has a history, but a story and when pieced together you’ll begin to discover what makes our fine province remarkable.


The Natural History Hall packs a billion years into one visit. Spot giant sloths, mastodons, sabre-toothed cats and full sized-moose as you take a journey through alpine meadows and windswept grasslands. Feel young again, discovering remarkable dinosaurs to giants of the Ice Age. Experience Alberta through the eyes of Indigenous people, and see 11,000 years of history unfold in the Human History Hall. Feel a chill down your spine as you meet the creepy and hairy, from black widow spiders to Badlands rattlers in the Bug Gallery.

For the Young and Young at Heart

Insider Tip: The museum is closed on the last Monday of every month, with the exception of the week of spring break (March or April) and December. Children 6 and under are always free.

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