If you are planning to visit any of Alberta’s museums or historical sites, you have to check out the Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass. This amazingly affordable card will get you and your family a full year of access to some of the best museum’s in the province, including the Royal Alberta Museum right in Edmonton! We know museum admission costs can add up quickly as a family and we love that this pass offers a way to save money while being able to experience more as a family this summer and throughout the year.
I first discovered the pass when we were planning a visit to Drumheller several years ago. I bought it ahead of time and when the kids ended up having so much fun during our first day at the Royal Tyrell Museum, it was impossible not to say yes to a return visit the next day. A family admission to the Royal Tyrell Museum is $50 for the day, so with just our two visits that almost covered out the full cost of our $125 Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass.
The thing we loved most about this pass is the variety. A Family Mammoth Pass to the Royal Alberta Museum comes in slightly cheaper at $70 for the year, but this also encouraged us to get out and discover several other great attractions together. During our year of having the pass, we used it on our summer visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum, a summer daytrip to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a fall visit to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin and several afternoon trips downtown to the Royal Alberta Museum.
As a parent, I also appreciated not feeling the pressure to have to maximize every single visit. Our admission was already paid for so if the kids were done and had enough, it never felt like we had thrown money away not seeing absolutely everything in that museum!
Be sure to ask about the Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass on your next visit to any of the following museums/historic sites so you don’t miss out on this incredible deal:
- Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
- Historic Dunvegan
- Oil Sands Discovery Centre
- Remington Carriage Museum
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Tyrrell Museum
- Rutherford House
- Stephansson House
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- Provincial Archives of Alberta
Passes are good for one year from the date of purchase. The Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass is non-transferable and allows the holder unlimited regular admission during normal operating hours. Learn more here.
Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass:
Cost: Family $125 | Adult $55 | Senior $40 | Youth $30