The new Royal Alberta Museum opened today in downtown Edmonton after years of anticipation.
The $375.5 million facility is 82,000 square feet in size, making it the largest museum in western Canada, and took four and a half years to build.
The museum includes everything from human history to natural history, a children’s gallery, a bug room, and a gems and minerals gallery.
A Feature Gallery is not yet open to the public but will house new international exhibitions, with the first feature exhibit scheduled to open in the spring.
The museum will have free admission for the first six days of operation, and then prices for one day are $10 for children 7 and older and $19 for adults. Seniors are $14 and family passes for one day are $48.