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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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Good for kids

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexis K
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Edmonton, Canada
birthday party

My daughter was invited to a birthday party here. It was wonderful! Great space and the staff were... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Paige2272
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Edmonton, Alberta, 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 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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“snakes” (6 reviews)
“dam” (2 reviews)
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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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"indoor playground"
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"snakes"
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"dam"
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"garter"
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"summer"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 10 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.

Thank Paige2272
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Reviewed 9 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!

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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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Reviewed 17 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
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