Oil Sands Discovery Centre

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Facility:Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Description:The Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray is in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands. At the Centre you'll be surrounded by BIG things - a dragline bucket, a 150 tonne heavy hauler with tires three metres high and "Cyrus," an 850 tonne bucketwheel excavator. You'll really get the "big picture" when you see the big screen movie "Quest for Energy." Discover this soon!

The Centre opened in 1985 as the Fort McMurray Oil Sands Interpretive Centre and changed its name to the Oil Sands Discovery Centre when it announced a major exhibit redevelopment project. The Centre is an educational facility committed to increasing public awareness, appreciation and knowledge about the oil sands industry. This is done by presenting and interpreting the history, technology and significance of the industry and its role in the development of Canada.

The Centre is a one of 18 provincial museums and historic sites, operated and maintained by the Alberta Government, Department of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture.
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Address 1:515 MacKenzie Boulevard
Address 2:
City:Fort McMurray
State/Province:AB
Zip Code:T9H 4X3
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Hours:May 15 through Labour day: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, open daily
For the remainder of the year: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Closed on Mondays.
Admission:Adult (18 to 64) $6.00
Senior (65 and over) $5.00
Youth (7 to 17 years) $4.00
Child (6 and under) Free
Family $20.00 (Family admission includes two Adults and their children to age 17)
Telephone:(780) 743-7167
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