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John Janzen Nature Centre

#51 of 183 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Our grandchildren love this place! Inside is a great area where they can climb, go down slides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betty668988
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Alberta, Canada
Best indoor playground in the city!

For the price - this is absolutely the best indoor playground in Edmonton! Sometimes it's pretty... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Andrew A
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
Reviewed 30 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 6 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
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...More

Thank Marcie_Traveller
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