Edmonton's Family Friendly Attractions
What are the ingredients for a perfect weekend in Edmonton? A cup of adventure, a dash of inspiration, and a whole lot of family fun! Make memories together at some of Edmonton's most iconic attractions - The Royal Alberta Museum, The Art Gallery of Alberta, TELUS World of Science and The Edmonton Valley Zoo. You'll find a little something for big kids and little kids alike. Plus, how good will it feel to get out of the house?!
As your favourite attractions, activities, experiences and restaurants begin to reopen, be sure to continue practicing safe spatial distancing, frequent hand washing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe!
The Royal Alberta Museum
Feed your curiosity at the Royal Alberta Museum! Located in the Arts District downtown, RAM’s expansive galleries will immerse you in stories of Alberta's people and natural environment. The Children's Gallery is currently closed, but there are still countless exhibits to pique the curiosity of every kid. Did someone say live bugs? With hundreds of stories, thousands of objects, and a million opportunities for discovery, a day at RAM will fly by faster than you can say Woolly Mammoth.
This family-friendly attraction is currently limiting visitor numbers and issuing time-ticket admission, so purchase your tickets online ahead of time!
TELUS World of Science
Step inside a giant laboratory and come face-to-face with small sea creatures, learn to program a robot and explore the limits of outer space when you visit TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. With five fun and exciting permanent exhibit galleries to explore, the IMAX theatre, Zeidler Dome, and so much more, there is something for the whole family to discover.
Right now, you can explore a remarkable collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from the feature exhibit, Ripley's Believe It or Not! including a calf with two faces, a megalodon shark jaw and a portrait of Einstein made of toast. What’s even more amazing than Robert Ripley’s legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies, and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them!
The Edmonton Valley Zoo
Home to hundreds of species of plants and animals from around the world, The Edmonton Valley Zoo is the perfect place to take your Edmonton staycation up a notch! Bring along the kids for a chance to see animals from the tiny African Pygmy Hedgehog to a Siberian Tiger and everything in between. Don't give a hoot about mammals? Bird lovers can meet the snowy owl, bald eagle, great-horned owl and more. Check out the Polar Extremes exhibit that gives visitors an up-close view of seals, sea lions, and so much more.
Please make sure to purchase tickets in advance and follow all the safety measures put in place!
The Art Gallery of Alberta
Art lovers, rejoice! The Art Gallery of Alberta has re-opened its doors to the public from Thursdays to Sundays. With an exterior of zinc, glass and steel inspired by Edmonton’s unique northern environment, the gallery exudes creativity even from the outside. Take in everything from original contemporary to historical exhibitions from Alberta, across Canada and around the world. Here you'll find the awe-inspiring exhibits Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges, Nests for the End of the World, Halie Finney: The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit and much more. Looking to explore the AGA from home? The gallery is proud to offer online programming including live webinar events, hands-on art activities and more!
Visit the AGA's website to purchase tickets in advance, and get familiar with the safety measures put in place before heading to the gallery!