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Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray

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Head to Oil Sands Discovery Centre for a lesson in Fort McMurray's oil industry. Located at the heart of the world's largest oil deposit, the center aims to increase public awareness about the oil industry as well as educate visitors on the current processes that go into extracting bitumen from the oil sands. Younger visitors will appreciate the center's interactive exhibits, especially the chance to simulate driving one of the industrial haul trucks. Make Oil Sands Discovery Centre a centerpiece of your Fort McMurray vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fort McMurray itinerary planner.
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  • Went here with my husband and teenage daughter. My husband loved the big trucks and the outdoor machines. It was interesting and enjoyable.  more »
  • The exhibits are well laid out, and the information is presented clearly. Children of all ages (5-150) could enjoy sitting in the driver seat of the giant truck (I did!). However, the information in s...  more »
  • The museum is very small, but packed with information and small exhibits. I enjoyed the walk outside seeing the big equipment.  more »
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  • Would be good to have more info about what life is like working in the oil sands so haters might learn that we set the standard by which all employers should strive to achieve. Safer workplaces that pay decent wages and help support a country with the least human rights violations of all oil producing nations. Oilsands are one of the few sources of oil that actually put money in the pockets of the poor and middle class.
  • Great little Science Centre. Get to know the industry. Perfect stop for folks with kids, with inquiring minds, for a break before heading into town, or for school & group programs or tours.
  • History of the oilsands n ft mcmurray. Great learning experience for kids.
  • Very informative, great visuals for someone who only ever heard stories about working on the sites. Now I can actually understand what is happening
  • Standard brainwashing. Great for the environment! Le sigh