Explore the entire history of the peace region, from the time of the dinosaurs to the present.
Located in the lower level of Centre 2000 (11330-106 street), the Heritage Discovery Centre 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 was 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 the very popular "In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories" (2019).
The Centre offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages.
The Heritage Discovery Centre is temporarily closing their doors for drop-in visitors for the month of December.
Private family bookings are available through our online registration system below or by calling 780-538-0451. These bookings are FREE.
Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission is always FREE.