The Royal Alberta Museum features human and natural history exhibits. It is located near City Hall in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It offers over 80,000 square feet of displays with 419,000 square feet, making it the largest museum in Western Canada. It was founded in 1967. It was named the Royal Alberta Museum in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
The new building of the museum was opened to visitors in late 2018. The museum displays a wide range of artifacts related to eh heritage of Alberta, including its people, history, nature, and geology. It covers everything from prehistoric dinosaurs to early human settlements in Alberta. The museum is a celebration of the tremendous diversity of the past and present of Alberta. The museum features several galleries with over 5000 specimens showcasing the history of the region. There is the Bug Gallery featuring insects, spiders, and other invertebrates from Alberta. The Children’s Gallery features a self-discovery tour where children can explore the gallery through activity-based learning through the Dig Pit, Big Machine, Makerspace, and more. The Human History Gallery features several specimens from the lives of early settlements in the region. The Natural History Gallery features the wildlife and landscapes of Alberta.
Nearby locations include The Winspear Center, Citadel Theatre, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. The general visiting hours are from 10 am to 4 pm from Wednesday to Sunday every week. The tickets are dated and timed, so visitors must arrive on the specified date and time of their card. The museum allows only 15 visitors per slot. Tickets can be bought two weeks in advance. There is a Mammoth Pass available for all year access to the museum. The pass also offers discounts on the Museum Café and Gift Shop. Several public parking garages are available near the museum. For more information, please visit the website of the Royal Alberta Museum.