Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, Canmore

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Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre is the public name used by the Centennial Museum Society of Canmore. 'Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre' is the name used by the Centennial Museum Society of Canmore. The Society was incorporated in 1984 under The Societies Act of the Province of Alberta. The society is also a registered charity. Spanning more than a century since the town was first incorporated, and spanning generations, cultures and social classes, the museum had close to 120 years worth of local history to move from the original location to a new purpose built space in the Canmore Civic Centre in June 2004.AffiliationsThe Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada. The Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre is a member of the Canadian Museums Association, an organization that represents nearly 2000 museums. Each year, more than 55 million visitors attend Canadian museums. In turn, these institutions employ over 10,000 full-time, around 10,000 part-time employees and are supported by more than 40,000 volunteers. In addition, it is a member of the Alberta Museums Association.RecognitionThe Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre became one of the museums in the province of Alberta to receive the Recognized Museum designation from the Alberta Museums Association. To earn this designation, the museum provided a panel of museum professionals with evidence achieving internationally recognized criteria of a museum.This designation is achieved by participating in the Museum Affirmation Program, a new initiative designed to strengthen the Association’s accountability toward the public funds it distributes through grants and programming to the province’s museums.
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  • I was pretty psyched to see the beautiful modern building that houses the Canmore Museum, but the exhibit space itself is very small and doesn't have much (visible) depth or breadth. Canmore is a town...  more »
  • Arrived some time after 11 am without realizing that the Museum only opens at noon on weekdays but they turned on the lights and let us in anyways. How nice is that? I particularly enjoyed the video i...  more »
  • The winter carnival started here with an ice carving contest! It started at 9am. My advice- come later in the afternoon when the carving is almost done. Unless you want to swing by early just to watch...  more »
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  • A cool experience for our family. The kids enjoyed doing a scavenger hunt for various items through the museum. There is a nice mix of interactive displays and static displays. It is a cross between a natural science museum and historical museum.
  • A small but significant collection about local geology and coal mining. People were very friendly and a geologist answered all our questions. Good museumsstore that included lots of books about relevant subjects.
  • Excellent geology information of the Canmore area and some really creative hands on exhibits including an easy to use petroscope.
  • Great new exhibits featuring Canmore's story from mountains to a modern town. Lots of hands-on things to do. Allow plenty of time.
  • Pretty interesting.