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John Janzen Nature Centre

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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Great place for little kids, especially the play area

First off, you can't go into the play area unless you have socks to wear. So either rent some or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ElementTent
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Lethbridge, Alberta
Good for kids

This building is designed for families with kids. There's a huge Discovery room which is a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Alexis K
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Edmonton, Canada
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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...more
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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 3 weeks ago

First off, you can't go into the play area unless you have socks to wear. So either rent some or better yet bring socks for all kids and adults in your group. Otherwise, the facility is really good for small kids. Main exhibit room has...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This building is designed for families with kids. There's a huge Discovery room which is a playground full of fun activities for kids. My three year old niece loved it. The other room consists of displays about different seasons in the river valley. Kids can...More

Thank Alexis K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My daughter was invited to a birthday party here. It was wonderful! Great space and the staff were excellent! They kept the kids entertained and it was very educational.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Although my grandchildren are 6 and 10 years of age they still enjoy running around at the John Janzen Nature Centre on a rainy morning or afternoon. It is pretty good value for the money..dont forget to bring socks!

Thank jaclyn12016
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our grandchildren love this place! Inside is a great area where they can climb, go down slides, pretend they are squirrels hiding their acorns, see where the beaver lives in his dam and get a chance to build a dam (with foam blocks) on running...More

Thank Betty668988
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

For the price - this is absolutely the best indoor playground in Edmonton! Sometimes it's pretty busy, but it's interactive, original, interesting and engaging!! The classroom always has interesting things to see and read. You can borrow kits to go for a walk and go...More

Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful spot right in the middle of Edmonton. A friend and I went to a snowshoeing event, and was not disappointed in the least. The building is very clean and full of things to look at and many more activities posted to the...More

Thank Kylie V
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our host was not great with younger kids and they were bored. Would not recommend booking a birthday party here.

Thank mingling100
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

My small children love to come her on rainy days to explore indoors. And we love sunny days to explore all of the surrounding areas outside. The indoor play area is suitable for the very small to about aged 8. The live animal exhibits are...More

Thank L H
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

John Janzen Nature Centre is a hidden classic. A great day out for the whole family, fun things to do and see. And some great hiking around the area.

Thank Brett K
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