Reynolds Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin
Where are we going today?
Museums are always an interesting place to visit with the family, and sometimes you come across a museum that gives you a history lesson in something that is culturally fascinating - and the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is one of them!
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is located in Wetaskiwin, and has a great collection of cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial machines. Tour the museum’s gallery, climb into a pink Buick convertible and take your photo to send to your friends, watch cartoon clips in the indoor drive-in, or make a craft to take home!
Kids love this place – and you will too!
One for the slightly older kids to process, but one where the younger kids can appreciate the fun and fascinating exhibits.
As well as the indoor exhibits, did you know that the Reynolds-Alberta Museum also has some pretty cool aircraft outside - REAL ones!?
They have a one of a kind 1929 Duesenberg Phaeton Royale, as well as a 1943 Douglas DC-3 AND a Bucyrus Class 24 dragline. It's actually from 1917, and the WORLD's older dragline - now THAT is cool!
If you want to try something REALLY challenging and fun during your time at the museum, you can actually book an Open Cockpit Bi-plane Adventure with an exciting 10 minute ride in a 1939 Waco, or you can take a behind the scenes tour of the Collections Storage Facility (and see things not on public display) OR you can even take a vintage vehicle tour!
And who said museums might be boring!
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a great way for the family to really see history up close, and you never know - it might bring out the future pilot in you!
How much does it cost?
- Children$6 (Ages 7 to 17)
- Free Under: 6 years
When can we go?
10am - 5pm. Daily in summer. Closed Mon in winter
Closed Mondays Labor Day to Victoria Day, Christmas Eve/Day & New Years Day
They have a HUGE range of school programs, each one listed by appropriate grade, so you can pick the best ones for you!.
There is the Cruisers Cafe where you can enjoy tasty foods and snacks for lunch! Closed during the winter season.
There are picnic areas in the grounds if you want to bring your own and enjoy a tasty healthy lunch! The cafe offers healthy foods too.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you check out the restoration shop during your visit! You can see some vintage models in the process of being fixed up and preserved!.
Doing our bit
The museum loves to recycle! They also sell green choices in the shop where they can, composting, as well as run bat houses.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just contact the museum to see how they can assist you .
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Store is THE place for books, DVDs, clothing, toys, tin signs, and more!.
If they hold special events, the admission increases slightly..