Royal Alberta Museum Children’s Gallery
The Royal Alberta Museum Children’s Gallery is truly an outstanding indoor play place for kids in Edmonton. A bright and open space, the gallery features colourful and engaging activities for babies, toddlers and young children.
Since our very first visit, the girls’ very favourite feature has been the large, bright orange contraption that moves small black plastic pellets. Kids can use conveyor belts, pulleys and more to get the pellets sliding through a series of clear tubes. It’s a great station and the girls can literally spend hours here.
The same plastic pellets can be found in a dinosaur dig area built into the floor in the central part of the gallery. A small separate room holds a unique sand table. Pile the sand and watch to see what happens when the overhead projector senses the changing topography of your sand world!
Other favourites include the air-pressure table that blows balls and scarves into the air; the wind wall, which demonstrates the power of mother nature; a light table with a variety of play accessories that change from time to time; wooden building blocks; giant blue foam blocks; a train table; story books; a separate baby area; and so much more! Read more about the Children’s Gallery HERE.
- The Museum Cafe is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am to 2pm – you can find the menu HERE.
- The Museum Gift shop stocks some really unique items! You can also shop online. Find it HERE.
- The museum offers lockers for storing your winter gear while you play! Best of all, the lockers cost just $0.25! (It’s the best 25 cents I spent all day!)
Royal Alberta Museum
- WHERE: 9810-103a Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
- WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm
- HOW: Kids 6 and under get FREE admission to RAM. Admission rates can be found HERE
- MORE INFO: on RAM HERE
PAIR IT WITH A PLAYGROUND! The museum is just a short walk away from the beautiful Boyle Street Community Playspace.