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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) and “Horses, Wagons & Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story” (2017).

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

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

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

Short Hours:

Aug 24 - OPEN

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

Aug 30 - OPEN 

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

Holiday Hours:

Labour Day, September 3 - OPEN -  from 12 p.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 .


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.

Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story

July 9 Chuck wagon Last Day

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) 

Contact us!

Phone: 780-532-5790
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Last updated: 10/3/2018 12:02:18 PM