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Located in the lower level of Centre 2000, the Heritage Discovery Centre (HDC) is an engaging, interpretive museum that takes visitors through a geological and industrial time-line as portrayed from the Mesozoic Era, through the last Ice Age and into the development of local, natural resources.
Content rich displays, video documentaries and hands-on exhibits give visitors a multi-sensory perception of what life what like for those who called Grande Prairie and area home. The Heritage Discovery Centre is also home to 'Piper', a life-size, animatronic dinosaur who represents the Pachyrhinosaurus species discovered in the Peace Country.
The Discovery Centre offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages.
HDC is open 7 days a week, year-round* and admission is always FREE!
Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
July through August
Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We are open on certain holidays throughout the year. Hours of operation on holidays may vary. Please contact us to confirm hours of operation during holidays and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on our upcoming events.
Check out our programming section for information about our public and educational programs.
Our feature exhibit follows how Chuckwagons developed from the field kitchens they once were to the high speed racing machines we enjoy today. Explore the Chuckwagon’s role in popular culture, their historical development and the influence of Grande Prairie and Area on Chuckwagon racing.
Download the Chuckwagon exhibit booklet here (PDF)
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