About Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta
Royal Alberta Museum opened as The Provincial Museum and Archives opened in Dec. 7, 1967. In 2005, it became the “Royal” Alberta Museum in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who visited Alberta that spring.
The Royal Alberta Museum is Western Canada’s largest museum, bringing you more than 82,000 square feet of exhibition space, and housing a large and wide-ranging collection of artifacts to foster wonder, inquiry and understanding about Alberta. 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. Feed your curiosity here.
What to do at Royal Alberta Museum?
Attractions and things to do at Royal Alberta Museum
The new Royal Alberta Museum takes you on a journey through millions of years of Alberta’s remarkable stories.
More than 5,300 objects are featured in a variety of galleries.
The new Natural History Hall celebrates the wonders and diversity of the living world, from the tiniest lichens to the mighty mammoths that once roamed the province.
The Human History Hall shares compelling stories of who we are, from the earliest people to the Albertans of today.
The experience is rounded out by the new Bug Gallery featuring live invertebrates, a 2,130-square-metre (7,000-square-foot) Children’s Gallery, and a state-of-the-art feature gallery space that will host international exhibitions, alongside a museum shop, café and theatre space.
Keep an eye on our webpage for information about travelling exhibits.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
The Museum is great for all ages. There are countless public programs aimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your toddler during the day, the Museum is the perfect destination! From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has something for everyone.
When to visit Royal Alberta Museum?
Royal Alberta Museum Hours /
**The museum might be closed during Alberta Health Restrictions. Verify before travelling.**
Wed – Sun | 10 am – 4 pm
Mondays & Tuesdays | Closed
How long to spend in Royal Alberta Museum ? Time Required to Visit
Time required to visit – 2 hours to half a day, depending on interest.
How much will it cost to visit Royal Alberta Museum?
How to get tickets? – In-person at the venue.
You will have to buy tickets online during COVID-19 times. Timed-ticket admission to allow for capacity control and no-contact purchasing.
Types of payment accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Cash, Interac.
The Royal Alberta Museum is easily accessible via public transit.
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Royal Alberta Museum?
Wheelchair and stroller accessible — The museum has received Percy Wickman Accessibility Award from Spinal Cord Injury Alberta for a new building project in Alberta that has exceeded building codes in wheelchair accessibility features.
Plenty of Parking available nearby in downtown Edmonton.
Strollers & Wheel chair available for renting.