Adult18 – 64 $19
Youth7 – 17 $10
Family * $48
Child6 and under FREE
Enjoy this summer’s featured exhibit
Vikings: Beyond the Legend
April 18 – October 20, 2019
Row a Viking ship, wield a sword and feed your curiosity for the explorers, traders, farmers and artisans who changed the course of history. Vikings: Beyond the Legend is the largest touring exhibition of Viking artifacts in the world. It’s an immersive experience surrounding 650 artifacts ranging from exotic jewels to three Viking warships, including the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring approximately 1,000 year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship’s original lines. Striking multimedia and 11 interactive stations bring this historic exhibition to life.
- The Roskilde 6, using 25% of the original, preserved planks
- The full-size, six-metre replica ship Joanna, built with Viking Age techniques and materials
- A “ghost ship” sculpture of hanging iron replica rivets from a burial ship
- A full-scale replica of the Jelling Rune Stone often called Denmark’s birth certificate
- Unique artifacts like “Thor’s hammer,” Ulfberht swords and the Hevring Flak rudder
- Elaborate jewellery and coins
- Hands-on activities highlighting traditional clothing, the rune alphabet and Viking games
- Interactive components including an opportunity to pick up a precise replica of a Viking Age sword to feel its weight and balance
- An augmented reality rowing experience that lets visitors test their ability to maintain the rowing cadence of a Viking ship
Warning: Strobe lights are used in this exhibition.
And, the ongoing exhibits
Human History Hall
Sharing stories of who we are and where we came from.
Who are we? Where do we come from? Discover the inspiring personal stories of Alberta’s unique, resourceful, and resilient people in our Human History galleries.
Experience our province through the eyes of Indigenous people – their innovative use of the natural world for survival in ancient times, their artistry and spirituality, and the tenacity with which they kept their culture alive during colonization. Marvel at a 1,600-year-old roasting pit in which Blackfoot people cooked a feast. Learn more about the intricate floral beading techniques used by Métis people, and diverse materials Indigenous people used to construct canoes for water travel. Bear witness to the poignant, often difficult narratives that come as a result of the First Nations’ contact with European settlers.
Natural History Hall
Step into the great outdoors at the Royal Alberta Museum
Natural History celebrates the landscapes around us, from the rocks beneath our feet, to the fossils that record ancient life, to the many animals and plants that make their home in Alberta today.
Hike through alpine meadows and windswept grasslands, up rocky precipices and into dank caves. Detailed, lifelike dioramas offer an intimate glimpse into the world of Alberta wildlife, from black bears and black widow spiders to pelicans and pronghorn. Along the journey, take in floor-to-ceiling vistas of our province’s many distinct natural environments.
Get up close to life-size replica skeletons of the giant sloths, mastodons, and sabre-toothed cats that roamed our landscape during the Ice Age. Discover how ice sheets sculpted the land we know today. Explore the diversity of rocks that form the landscape. We share stories that begin thousands, millions, even billions of years ago with our glittering collection of gems and minerals from Alberta, around the world, and even outer space.