The best Calgary museums to visit this International Museum Day

May 16 2018, 3:22 am

Bet you didn’t know International Museum Day is this Friday, May 18, until about a half second ago — or maybe you did. Regardless, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the best museums to visit in Calgary!

Check any one of these museums out to learn something new!

The Military Museums

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Calgary’s Military Museums is the second largest military museum in the country and is where you can find around 200 years worth of Canadian military history. Check out Canadian art of the First World War along with artifacts and stories about the war scattered throughout the museum.

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Admission: Students, $5, Adults, $15

Glenbow Museum

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Glenbow Museum showcases Western Canadian arts and culture through historic and contemporary pieces. Enjoy the works of Frida Kahlo, and take a peek at John Will’s interesting photography — both exhibitions will be up until May 21.

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Where: 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Admission: Student, $11, Adult, $16

Telus Spark

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Have a love for science? If you find yourself fascinated by chemical reactions, static electricity, or kinetics, then this is the place for you! Unleash that science aficionado at Telus Spark.

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Where: 220 St Georges Drive NE, Calgary

Admission: Youth, $16, Adult, $20

Heritage Park Historical Village

No other museum will transport you into Canada’s past quite like Heritage Park, with most stores, houses, and machinery being original pieces of Western Canadian history. Employees are in costume and are deeply involved in their roles — you’re sure to forget you are in 2018.

Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary

Admission: $10

Hangar Flight Museum

If you have a “thing” for aircraft you won’t want to skip this museum! Come and take a look at the first Canadian designed warplane, along with historic commercial planes spanning decades. Watch the evolution of flight with the vast variety of aircraft at the Hangar Flight Museum.

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Where: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary

Admission: Student, $8, Adult, $12

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