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Address: 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-442-5311
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A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John...

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.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
SmokoEdmonton_AB
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Edmonton, AB
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Edmonton, AB
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102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 return when my kids are a little older.

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Thank emilie728
Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 tables have puzzles and blocks to play with. Another side has a cave, a slide... More 

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Thank Shirley N
Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank FamilyEdmontonActivi
Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

my daughter absolutely loved this place, we went on a class trip (5 yr olds) the kids were so entertained & interested in everything-Great experience for them & loved seeing the look on her face with all the new "nature" to explore

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Thank barbilicious
Gibbons, Canada
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123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

taking the time at the centre to view what the inside of a bee hive or how the season affect the plants and other great things about nature that we take for granted

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Thank Shane S
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Its a waste of money. if you are going then dont go inside the play area and if you wish to go inside the carry a pair of socks.

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Thank Shahid M
Stony Plain, Canada
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Getting old, but still a fun place to go. Lots of trails and Edmonton footbridge nearby. Pond for kids to use their nets and try to catch tadpoles. Can pet a snake during certain times and observe honeybees. Nice indoor playground with a cave and slide. Next to Fort Edmonton Park. Lots of local parties and programs run through here... More 

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Thank Leah S
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

My son spent a couple days a month in the play area from the time he was 2 to 5. Great place to let them run at a good drop in price and a great year long pass.

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Thank amanda m
Edmonton, Canada
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Went with littles ones and found it was more geared to big kids, not easy sightlines for the parent watching and lots of kids camps going on ... harder to keep the little ones safe from bigger kids! good price though! definitely worth the trip and I can see why some parents take they're kids over and over!

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