We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John Janzen Nature Centre

#49 of 183 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Rude customer service lady

I decided to make a little playdate/birthday party for my daughter here with 3 other friends and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Marcie_Traveller
,
Edmonton, Canada
Great Place to Take the Kids

Fun, small little gem of a place near Fort Edmonton. The bees are fascinating, the indoor... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Alan B
Read all 59 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting.Enjoy the Tegler Discovery Zone indoor play space, try one of our great drop-in programs, and experience natural encounters. Group, school and birthday party bookings are available.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 780-442-5311
Write a Review
Reviews (59)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2016

I decided to make a little playdate/birthday party for my daughter here with 3 other friends and tried to call ahead to see if they would allow snacks inside the centre when rain ruined our chance of snacks outside. When I arrived I was told...More

Thank Marcie_Traveller
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fun, small little gem of a place near Fort Edmonton. The bees are fascinating, the indoor adventure park, while small, was really fun for the kids...they didn't want to leave. Lots of cool trails around.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the way to Fort Edmonton stop by this cute little place and learn about nature bugs and other related things.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The indoor playground for the kids is nice for rainy days, however, it needs maintenance, lots of the toys are missing most of the time that we go there so the kids cannot actually do the activities that are there.

2  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Get in touch with nature -- visit the paths, enjoy the exhibit room - sometimes with live creature, nature walks and the recent addition of an excellent play room for toddlers and elementary ages.

Thank paulduo
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Young and old can enjoy the site, both inside and out. It is centred in the river valley close to Fort Edmonton Park. The beehive area is great for children under 10. The wilderness pond can be explored by all ages.

Thank elva111
Reviewed 25 May 2016

A lovely place for kids when it is cold outside, staff are engaging and helpful. The tired play area needs some funds injected - no nuts for the squirrel, no blocks and no water the last few visits.

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Visited with my 2 and 1 year olds. They both really enjoyed the playground room. Teal so liked the animal exhibits. Some if it was a but over their heads given their age, but there were lots of things to do and I will definitely...More

Thank emilie728
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited with my son and two grandkids. They have a yearly pass, so my grandsons have been many times to the indoor nature-themed play area. One side has tiny garter snakes, a salamander and a frog that children can watch through glass, and a few...More

Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Great people working and volunteers; however the City of Edmonton as ALWYAS makes things not affordable for average Edmontonians and families. Would be great if more affordable for a family.

Thank FamilyEdmontonActivi
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Ichiban Japanese
34 reviews
2.83 km away
Curry Corner
31 reviews
2.85 km away
Bon Ton Bakery
15 reviews
2.82 km away
Sorrentino's West
70 reviews
2.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Edmonton Park
1,451 reviews
1.17 km away
West Edmonton Mall
3,445 reviews
4.20 km away
World Waterpark
1,138 reviews
4.16 km away
Galaxyland
471 reviews
4.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from John Janzen Nature Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit