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John Janzen Nature Centre

#51 of 183 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Great Place to Take the Kids

Fun, small little gem of a place near Fort Edmonton. The bees are fascinating, the indoor... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Alan B
A nice thing tobtake your kids too

On the way to Fort Edmonton stop by this cute little place and learn about nature bugs and other... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Michelle W
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A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting.Enjoy the Tegler Discovery Zone indoor play space, try one of our great drop-in programs, and experience natural encounters. Group, school and birthday party bookings are available.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
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+1 780-442-5311
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fun, small little gem of a place near Fort Edmonton. The bees are fascinating, the indoor adventure park, while small, was really fun for the kids...they didn't want to leave. Lots of cool trails around.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the way to Fort Edmonton stop by this cute little place and learn about nature bugs and other related things.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The indoor playground for the kids is nice for rainy days, however, it needs maintenance, lots of the toys are missing most of the time that we go there so the kids cannot actually do the activities that are there.

2  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Get in touch with nature -- visit the paths, enjoy the exhibit room - sometimes with live creature, nature walks and the recent addition of an excellent play room for toddlers and elementary ages.

Thank paulduo
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Young and old can enjoy the site, both inside and out. It is centred in the river valley close to Fort Edmonton Park. The beehive area is great for children under 10. The wilderness pond can be explored by all ages.

Thank elva111
Reviewed 25 May 2016

A lovely place for kids when it is cold outside, staff are engaging and helpful. The tired play area needs some funds injected - no nuts for the squirrel, no blocks and no water the last few visits.

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Visited with my 2 and 1 year olds. They both really enjoyed the playground room. Teal so liked the animal exhibits. Some if it was a but over their heads given their age, but there were lots of things to do and I will definitely...More

Thank emilie728
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Visited with my son and two grandkids. They have a yearly pass, so my grandsons have been many times to the indoor nature-themed play area. One side has tiny garter snakes, a salamander and a frog that children can watch through glass, and a few...More

Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Great people working and volunteers; however the City of Edmonton as ALWYAS makes things not affordable for average Edmontonians and families. Would be great if more affordable for a family.

Thank FamilyEdmontonActivi
Reviewed 15 December 2015

my daughter absolutely loved this place, we went on a class trip (5 yr olds) the kids were so entertained & interested in everything-Great experience for them & loved seeing the look on her face with all the new "nature" to explore

Thank barbilicious
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