Heritage Discovery Centre

Explore the entire history of the peace region, from the time of the dinosaurs to the present.

Located in the lower level of Centre 2000 (11330-106 street), the Heritage Discovery Centre is an engaging, interpretive museum that takes visitors through a geological and industrial time-line as portrayed from the Mesozoic Era, through the last Ice Age and into the development of local, natural resources.

Content-rich displays, video documentaries and hands-on exhibits give visitors a multi-sensory perception of what life was like for those who called Grande Prairie and area home. The Heritage Discovery Centre is also home to 'Piper', a life-size, animatronic dinosaur who represents the Pachyrhinosaurus species discovered in the Peace Country. 

The Kin Gallery is a flexible exhibit space which changes regularly to feature travelling and custom exhibits.

2022 Kin Gallery Exhibit: "$10 & A Dream" is a new exhibit at the Heritage Discovery Centre. The Peace Country was known as the 'land of opportunity' or the 'last frontier' in the early 1900s. Back then, you could buy a quarter section of land for only $10 to build a homestead and raise a family on. The exhibit features four Peace Country artists' contemporary work, special artifacts, articles and catalogues that honour both the artists' and the region's past. The artists pulled together their love of land, family and art to create this historical exhibit and pay tribute to those that came before us.

The Centre offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages.


Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays.


Admission

Admission is always FREE.