Muttart Conservatory for Kids

Muttart Conservatory for Kids

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Get that Spring feeling with a visit to the Muttart Conservatory! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

Is the Muttart Conservatory for kids? Absolutely! Edmonton Playgrounds offers tips on what makes this top Edmonton attraction an awesome spot to visit with little ones, year-round!


The feature pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory typically changes 6 or 7 times each year, with a break of up to a week between exhibits to allow the feature space to be changed. Some of our favourite feature pyramids from the past few years have included “Candycopia”, “Museum of the Moon” and “Santa’s Workshop”. We make a point to visit the Muttart at least once for every feature – and the holiday season isn’t complete without a visit to the Muttart Holiday Feature Pyramid!

2023 Feature Pyramid Schedule:

  • Gaia – January 14 to February 26
  • Signs of Spring – March 4 to April 16
  • A Story of Weddings… – April 22 to June 18
  • LEGO Brick by Brick – June 26 to August 25 (created with the Northern Alberta LEGO Users Group.)
  • Orchids Through Time – September 2 to November 19
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – November 25 to January 7, 2024
Orchids through time is a feature pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory.
Orchids ThroughTime is the feature pyramid from September 2 to November 19, 2023. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

When my girls were preschoolers, we loved attending drop-in programs for kids in Edmonton – and the offerings at the Muttart Conservatory were among our favourites! The facility is currently offering “Mornings at Muttart” for kids aged 3 to 5 and “Imagination Station” for kids 5 and under. These programs are parented.

Program Schedule: Starting May 8, “Mornings at Muttart” will be offered Monday through Friday, and “Imagination Station” (unfacilitated) will be offered daily! Program schedules can change, and we always recommend you double-check the Muttart schedule HERE.

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“Candycopia” is one of our all-time favourite feature pyramids. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

We love visiting on our own and choosing our own adventure at the Muttart! Be sure to check inside the doors of each pyramid – there are often paper copies of great activities for kids. We’ve enjoyed Plant Scavenger Hunts, Edible Plant Bingo, and more! Don’t snooze on a visit to the Muttart Conservatory in the evening. The conservatory is open late for visitors of all ages on Thursdays and there are often guided tours available during these evenings. We’ve learned so many things from tours and chats with Muttart staff members over the years!

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Be sure to check out the Muttart Conservatory at night for a new perspective on the pyramids! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

We’ve purchased Muttart Conservatory memberships since the girls were little. We love visiting frequently but our visits are never too long, so it’s great to have the freedom and flexibility to just pop in here and there. (Bonus – if you have a Wild Edmonton Family Membership, which offers a combined membership to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the John Janzen Nature Centre, you can receive 15% off your family membership to Muttart Conservatory! If you already have a family membership to Muttart Conservatory, you can receive 15% off a Wild Edmonton Family Membership!)

Membership: Learn more HERE.

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Our family has made so many amazing memories at the Muttart Conservatory. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
  • Location: 9626-96A Street Edmonton
  • Hours: 10am-5pm daily. Open 5pm-9pm for adults-only on Wednesday. Open 5pm-9pm for all visitors on Thursday.
  • More information: HERE

Pair it with a playground! A visit to Muttart Conservatory wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also play at Cloverdale Park!

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Visiting the annual holiday feature pyramid is always a highlight for our family! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
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