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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  • The museum, located in the civic centre gives a great overview of the town's history and the heritage of mining which helped found the community. Though the museum is not large, the exhibits are of hi...  more »
  • We thought we'd take a visit to the museum whilst we were in Canmore but wasn't expecting it to consist of just one room! lol The admission price was $14, so wasn't exactly breaking the bank, however ...  more »
  • The staff is so friendly! I was very impressed with them. Interesting little museum that really gave us a feel for the Canmore history. Well presented 
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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.