Sharing Alberta’s remarkable stories
The Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is the largest museum in western Canada and one of the top museums in Canada. Located in the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, we collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment. The museum’s expansive permanent galleries feature engaging exhibits complemented by internationally touring features.
Over 2.4 Million stories to be told
Our wide ranging collecting and research activities support exhibitions, outreach and learning programs. Currently, we have 13 curatorial programs: western Canadian history, indigenous studies, cultural communities, military and political history, archaeology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, invertebrate zoology, botany, geology, Quaternary palaeontology, and Quaternary environments. These are supported by conservation and collections management programs. We are also home to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s processing centre.
The Royal Alberta Museum rests on Treaty Six territory and the homeland of the Métis. Many of the objects in RAM’s collections and many of the stories presented in our galleries are Indigenous. In the spirit of reconciliation, and to honour the unique relationship between Indigenous Peoples of Alberta and the Crown, the museum extends free General Admission to Indigenous Peoples.
EXTENDED SUMMER Hours of operation
May 18 — September 2, 2019
DAILY 10 am – 6 pm
THU, FRI 10 am – 8 pm