On Sunday, September 25, 2016, participating Edmonton attractions and recreational facilities open their doors to families to use their facilities for free! Look below for what special events these attractions will host, from live music and magic shows to tasty treats and scavenger hunts. Be sure to watch for more information on any of these events and updates on the City of Edmonton’s website.
The event is partnering with the Edmonton Food Bank, so in lieu of paying admission at Edmonton Valley Zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, and the Meadows Community Recreation Centre, consider donating a non-perishable food item.
Edmonton Valley Zoo | 10 am – 5 pm
On top of visiting the animals, you can take in live music in the Plaza, watch a thrilling magic show with Sky Magic, or take a ride on the adventure bus!
13315 Buena Vista Rd. (87 Ave.) | 780-442-5311
Fort Edmonton Park | 10 am – 6 pm
Explore Edmonton’s history at Canada’s largest living museum! Take a stroll down the streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, and learn what life was like for settlers from live interpreters.
7000-143 St. | 780-496-7381
John Janzen Nature Centre | 10 am – 6 pm
Learn about all of the incredible nature in our parks and forests with educational puppet shows, a bug hunt, and other games for kids! There will even be lures set off at Pokestops, if you want to appreciate a different kind of nature.
7000-143 St. | 780-442-5311
Muttart Conservatory | 10 am – 6 pm
Visit the Muttart’s Feature Pyramid that celebrates it 40th anniversary, and make your own eco-friendly pot to take home your own plant in! If you’re worried about lines, clowns Emeralda and Mugsy will be keeping everyone entertained.
9626-96A St. | 780-442-5311
Scona Pool | 1 pm – 5 pm
At edmonton’s oldest operating swimming pool, you can enjoy lane swimming, a climbing and swinging rope, a small slide, and a dry sauna at this community swimming pool.
10450-72 Ave. | 780-496-8756
John Walter Museum | 1 pm – 4 pm
Between enjoying freshly baked cookies and live music in the historic 1886 house, Northern Alberta Woodcarvers and the Edmonton Weavers Guild will be on hand to demonstrate their crafts. And participate in games like croquet and a scavenger hunt throughout Walterdale about John Walter!