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Open Daily: 1pm - 4pm

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

To avoid waiting in line, book a date and time for your family’s visit in advance!

During the COVID-19 relaunch the Nature Centre will have a maximum of 15 people that are able to visit the indoor exhibits at one time. Drop-in spots are available on a first come first served basis. 

Community Art Gallery - 'The Grassland Series' 
by Colin Starkevich 

Colin Starkevich is an Alberta artist whose muse is the Grasslands region of Canada. After a 3 day trip to in the Alberta Grasslands in 2009, he fell in love with the region & knew then that he would spend much of his life painting this place & its wild inhabitants.

This exhibition shows a handful of recent work in The Grassland Series showcasing a combination of the 3 
different styles Colin works in – Fine art paintings, plein air paintings, and plein air erratic drawings.

The Grassland Series is designed to raise the awareness of the beauty of this fragile ecosystem while 
supporting conservation efforts within this region.

 Main Exhibit Gallery - 'Owls' 

In Lethbridge, owls are a fairly common bird of prey, sharing urban landscapes with us. They are at the top of the food chain, and due to their highly adapted senses, they play an important role in the ecosystem through the control of pest species. 

This exhibit showcases pieces from our collections to help visitors learn about Owl's heightened sensory adaptations & to discover that nearly every aspect of their physiology speaks to their exceptional hearing capabilities! 

Please note: this exhibit's interactivity has been modified to 'look' and 'listen' activities for safety of our visitors
during the COVID context. 

River Valley Exhibit

The state-of-the-art, River Valley exhibit is an exciting & immersive experience for visitors of all ages!
Every year the Nature Centre features at least 6 unique indoor & outdoor interactive exhibits!
An urban escape with more than 200km of discovery trails.

In Memoriam 

Peg Leg the Crow

(May 1991 - January 2015) 
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Peg Leg. 
In nearly 24 years of public service Peg Leg delighted thousands of visitors, helping them to connect with nature while dispelling many myths about crows. She will be greatly missed.

Sophie the Snake

(July 2007 - May 2018) 
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Sophie the snake. Sophie was a dedicated public servant for 10 years and helped to foster a community of environmentally aware and responsible citizens. She delighted thousands of visitors, helping them to connect with their natural heritage
while dispelling many myths about snakes.