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).
2021 Kin Gallery Exhibit: "And They’re Off: A History of Sport in Grande Prairie" is a new exhibit at the Heritage Discovery Centre. The first baseball game in Grande Prairie took place in 1910, a year before the City was founded. Sports has always been an important part of life in Grande Prairie. Baseball, Hockey and Curling have always been popular but our community has also hosted football, soccer, wrestling, horse racing, chuckwagon racing, skiing, lacrosse basketball and even tossing the caber events.
The Centre offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages.
OPEN NOW SUMMER 2021: Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Closed Mondays.
Admission is always FREE.