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Royal Alberta Museum

Note: the museum is currently closed with the new downtown location expected to be open to the public in 2018. Want to learn more about the new location? Catch the latest updates here.

Pull 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.

Full-sized moose, grizzlies, mountain lion, and bighorn sheep stare back at you in the Wild Alberta Gallery. Try crawling into the bear den and experience wildlife in their natural habitats, as well as the country’s biodiversity. The Natural History Gallery packs a billion years into one visit. Inspect spectacular minerals and gems, and meet the creepy and hairy from black widow spiders to Badlands rattlers in the Bug Room. Feel young again, discovering remarkable dinosaurs to giants of the Ice Age in the Fossils gallery.

Stories and artifacts spanning 11,000 years of Alberta’s First Peoples history unfold in the Aboriginal Gallery. Travel from the Ice Age to present day, stopping at a bison hunt and northern fishing camp. Afterward, a lovely café and gift shop will tempt the whole family.