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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 the “Don Everton Radio Collection” (2016); “Horses, Wagons & Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story” (2017), and “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” (2018).
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!
Centre 2000 | 11330 106 St. | Lower Level, Centre 2000
Sep through Jun | Mon to Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jul through Aug | Mon to Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We are open on various holidays throughout the year. Hours of operation on holidays may vary. Please contact us or follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on this and more.
Visit the event calendar for more activities and events. Check out our programming section for information about our public and educational programs.
Phone: 780-532-5790 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Social Media @GPMuseum
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