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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 Kin Gallery is a flexible exhibit space which changes regularly to feature travelling and custom exhibits such as “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” (2018); the “Horses, Wagons & Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story” (2017); and the “Don Everton Radio Collection” (2016).

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! 

Hours of Operation:

Regular Hours:
Sept through June

Monday to Friday:    
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Saturday & Sunday:   
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Summer Hours:
July through August

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Hours:

Mon, February 18   | CLOSED - Family Day

Please note: 

The Grande Prairie Museum and Muskoseepi Park Pavillion is OPEN during Family Day event.

Winterlude- Family Day Fun (Drop In) -All Ages | FREE Event 

Monday , February 18; from  12 PM – 4 PM

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.


11330 106 St.
Lower level Centre 2000

Public and Educational Programming

Check out our programming section for information about our public and educational programs.

Visit the event calendar for more activities and events.

“In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories”


The Grand Opening and Lecture with famed Sasquatch researcher, Thomas Steenburg took place last Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Centre 2000.

British Columbia gets most of the Sasquatch media attention, but Alberta has its part to play in the Sasquatch mystery too. Sasquatch sightings are very common in our Province and even occur around Grande Prairie. 

Come and explore five “classic” Alberta stories about Sasquatch. 

The exhibit presents background information, facts on famous Sasquatch researchers and the Bigfoot’s presence in our culture. 

For more information please call the main museum phone number at 780-830-7090 or e-mail

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