Museums and Interpretive Centres

Enjoy five museums and interpretive centres in Red Deer, all with plenty of family-friendly things to do and learn.

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery helps visitors learn about the people, history, and culture of Central Alberta. Founded in 1973, they house more than 85,000 objects, including an extensive collection of textiles and clothing, First Nations, and Inuit art. They feature local and international exhibitions throughout the year.

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is a 1,000 square metre nature centre, right next to the Gaetz Lakes federal migratory bird sanctuary. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is open year-round so you can learn about the plants, animals, geology, and climate that make Red Deer special.

Fort Normandeau

Located west of Red Deer on the banks of the Red Deer River, Fort Normandeau sits at the site of the original Red Deer Crossing. Red Deer began on and around this site in the 1870s. Before the railroad came to town, the Crossing was the best place to ford the river for miles around.

Today through programs, hands-on activities, theatre and special events, the staff at the Fort Normandeau Interpretive Centre tell the stories of Red Deer's three founding cultures: the Cree and Blackfoot people, the Metis Buffalo Hunters, and the early Europeans who settled in the area.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum provides a family friendly interactive experience. Have fun, laugh, play together and discover famous Alberta sports celebrities. Plan your birthday party, special events or corporate reception in an environment that's unique.

Norwegian Laft Hus

The Norwegian Laft Hus museum houses artifacts and a small butikk, is recognized as a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. 

Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Sunnybrook Farm Museum celebrates the early days of Alberta farming. Find your rural roots as you explore Red Deer's oldest farm! Imagine the lives of pioneer farm families as you wander through the property.