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Address: 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 780-442-5311
10:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John...

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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A family must do!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Brett K
Edmonton, Canada
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mingling100
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 always fun to see - and if you are lucky, to touch as well! There... More 

Thank L H
Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What can I say, Absolutely nothing and I mean Nothing to see, Not worth the Short walk from Ford Edmonton park, never actually knew where it started and when it finished, I am still wondering what it is and why it was built ????

Thank Manish J
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Kids only want to go in play area. Not much to see or enjoy. There are lot more better places in Edmonton..

Thank Shahid M
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went on a field trip there with 18-20 children. It was not what we expect it. I thought they would have a variety of activities for children but that wasn't the case.

Thank Carolina K
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I decided to make a little playdate/birthday party for my daughter here with 3 other friends and tried to call ahead to see if they would allow snacks inside the centre when rain ruined our chance of snacks outside. When I arrived I was told that if children from a "real" pre booked party came, all the kids who did... More 

Thank Marcie_Traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Beaumont, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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