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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

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Address: Indian Battle Park Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-320-3064
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering...

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature interpretive programs in our community through a team of volunteers, staff and partners. Hours of Operation: Regular Hours (October to May)Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Summer Hours (June to August)Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission: Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Driving Directions: •at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley •at the bottom of the hill turn right•follow the road and turn left after the Alberta & Baroness Picnic Shelters•the Nature Centre is currently in this temporary location while our main centre undergoes renovations until early 2014.

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Enjoy Nature in the River Valley

We've visited the Nature Centre several times over the years but this was our first viewing of the new building ( completed in the past year ). The small bee exhibit was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some mildly interesting things here. More geared to school classes and the like.Maybe more interesting in the spring during bird migration but not much happening in August.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

First time to HSNC and really like it a lot. This guy name TOM is really knowledgeable. He talked about the history with it being flooded out and one part of the room is from the original building. It is all bees...there are lots of exhibits and very interesting things about these different type of bees. Top of the building... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We've visited the Nature Centre several times over the years but this was our first viewing of the new building ( completed in the past year ). The small bee exhibit was interesting and there are several other exhibits however we expected to see more information about birds and animals in this new facility. As others have mentioned the living... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our visit to this museum was very enlightening about Bumble Bees which were featured at our time of visiting. The exhibits were well displayed and the people there were very knowledgeable

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I volunteered here when it was a small hut!! My how nice it is now -a very good tourist spot!! A hidden treasure!!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The knowledgeable and helpful staff really make this a worthwhile visit. The exhibits were interesting and this interior of the building appealing. I am sure we will be back at a later date.

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Colombo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Amazing place to experience nature in the heart of the city. Offer lots of programs to experience nature. Nice and friendly staff to help with.

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Coaldale, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We went here with our 2 kids (9 and 16) for the Alberta Family Day holiday in February. The river valley area heading to the nature centre was very nice, despite being February, and they were very busy with lots of visitors for Family Day. Parking was an issue as they do not have a very large parking lot near... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We took my dad here for his birthday. We were in awe of the living roof but disappointed in the main building as there wasn't as much to learn and do as we were expecting.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I've been here many times, and visited the old building but not the new one. The trails around the river valley are great and you can see many kinds of birds flying about. There are deer also, but are very elusive! You walk very close to the bridge trestles and once in awhile you can catch a train going across... More 

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