Edmonton, Alberta'Museums on TransCanadaHighway.com



Edmonton is the centre of government for Alberta, and has a lot of history from the indian days, fur trade, gold rush, as well as the development and settlement of the province.



Edmonton has over 16 different museums, reflecting its location in the West and its cultural diversity.


Museum

Description

Alberta Aviation Museum Association - AAVIAM

11410 Kingsway Avenue. Phone: 453-1078

This museum displays restored, historical aircraft.

Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week

Admission: $4/adult, $3/seniors, $2/kids, $10/family

Alberta Railway Museum

24215 - 34 Street. Phone: 472-6229

See historical railway cars fromthe countries three biggest railways, and everything related to them. On long weekends, visitors can ride on a train pulled by a steam engine for $1.

Adults: $5, Students/seniors: $3.50, Children 3-12: $2.00, train ride when available $4.00. Hours 10 Am to 5 pm daily from Victoria Day to Labour Day

C & E Railway Museum

10447 86 Avenue. Phone: 433-9739

This museum, in a replica of the Strathcona Railroad Station building built in 1891, displays many historical railway artifacts realting to the railway line between Calgary and Edmonton.

Open: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays from June until August

Admission: by donation

Children's Educational Wildlife Museum

5304 97 Street. Phone: 436-4034

This kids-focused museum highlights wildlife and offers group tours.

Edmonton Public Schools Archives & Museum

10425-99 Avenue. Phone: 422-1970

This museum is inside a restored 1905 brick school house. It takes you back early school days, using restored classrooms with exhibits illustrating the history of Edmonton Public Schools. Beside the museum is the first public school built in Alberta, also designated a Provincial Historic Resources.

Open: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 - 9 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays from April through October, closed holiday weekends

Admission: Free

Fort Edmonton Park

Whitemud Freeway & Fox Drive. Phone: 496-8787

Fort Edmonton Blockhouse This is Canada's largest historical park, including the Hudson's Bay fort plus more than 70 period buildings (for the 1880s, around 1905, and 1920s) complete with period-costumed staff. Train and streetcar rides are free with admission.

Open: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday seven days a week until September 2

Admission: $6.50/adult, $5/seniors & youths, $2.25/children, $19/family

John Janzen Nature Centre

Fort Edmonton Park. Phone: 496-2939

Inside the Fort Edmonton Park, the John Janzen Nature centre offers programs, events, exhibits, and information to help raise awareness and understanding of nature in an urban setting.

Open: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - p.m. Weekends and Holidays between Labor Day and Victoria Day

Admission: Free

Odyssium (formerly the Edmonton Space & Science Centre)

11211-142 Street. Phone: 451-3344

Odyssium is Edmonton's space and science centre...Reborn. With 4 mind-boggling galleries, there's so much more Odyssium is Edmonton's space and science centre to see, hear, touch, taste and do! Take a walk through the human body in The Body Fantastic; solve a mystery in Mystery Avenue; gain a deeper understanding of Mother Nature in The Greens' House and explore space in every dimension in Space Place. Experience larger-than-life IMAXâ films in western Canada's first IMAX Theatre, and awe-inspiring multi-media shows in the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, North America's largest dome theatre. Free parking, a Café, IMAX concession and Gift Shop. Open year round daily at 10 am. Discover how much fun it is to find out!

General Admission OR one IMAX film: Adults - $9.95, Youth/Student/Senior - $7.95, Children (3-12) $6.95, Family - $38.95 /TD>

Telephone Historical Centre

10437 83 Avenue. Phone: 441-2077

This museum features the history of telephones in Edmonton, and includes interactive exhibits showing the scientific principals behind the telephone.

Open: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays

Admission: $4/family, $2/adults, $1/children, seniors and students

Provincial Museum of Alberta

12845-102 Avenue. Phone: 453-9100

Alberta Provincial Museum
This museum showcases Alberta's landscape, mountains and prairie. Thre is an exhibit of bugs, the kids just love. Frequently-changing traveling exhibits are also featured.

Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week

Admission: $6.50/adults, $5.50/seniors, $3.25/youth, children 6 and under are free, $16/family Tuesdays are half price

Rutherford House - Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Drive. Phone: 427-3995

Rutherford House is an Edwardian mansion, the restored home of the first premier of Alberta, and restored to its 1915 state.

Open: 12 - 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday between Labour Day and Victoria Day

Admission: $2/adults, $1.5/youth & seniors, $5/family

Telephone Historical Centre

10437 83 Avenue. Phone: 441-2077

This museum features the history of telephones in Edmonton, and includes interactive exhibits showing the scientific principals behind the telephone.

Open: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays

Admission: $4/family, $2/adults, $1/children, seniors and students

Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum

9543-110 Avenue. Phone: 424-7580

Contains authentic items from the Ukrainian culture.

Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 12 - 5 p.m. on Saturdays

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