Royal Alberta Museum Canada, Edmonton

Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum is one of Canada's leading museums of human and natural history, dedicated specifically to telling the stories of Alberta’s people and landscape over time.

The newly constructed museum at 9810 103A Ave is located in downtown Edmonton, north of City Hall and east of CN Tower. Construction was completed on August 16, 2016, and the museum is expected to open to the public in 2018. The total cost of the new building and moving is estimated around CAD $375.5 million, with $253 million from the Government of Alberta, and $122.5 million from the federal government Building Canada Fund.[5]

As a landmark cultural institution, the new RAM will be the largest museum in western Canada with more than 82,000 square feet of exhibition space and 419,000 total square footage. The new museum features expansive galleries chronicling Alberta's natural and cultural worlds, a feature gallery showcasing travelling exhibitions from Canada and around the world, an interactive, 7,000-square-foot dedicated children's gallery, and a bigger bug room with live invertebrates and visible nursery.