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Museums of Edmonton:

     The Art Gallery of Alberta, the city's largest gallery, has a collection of over 5,000 pieces of art in a new facility designed by Randall Stout.

     The Royal Alberta Museum has over 10 million objects in its collection, showcasing the culture and daily lives of various aboriginal tribes of the region.

     The Telus World of Science, in the Woodcroft district, contains five permanent galleries, another for visiting exhibits, an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, an observatory, and an amateur radio station.

     The Alberta Aviation Museum, at City Centre Airport, has a collection of civilian and military aircraft including a Boeing 737 and two CF-101 Voodoos, plus 3 BOMARC missiles. Each summer a small airshow features modern fighter aircraft.

     The Alberta Railway Museum, in rural northeast Edmonton, has locomotives and railroad cars dating from various periods, including a working steam locomotive. Most exhibits are outdoors, so it opens oly between between Victoria Day in late May and Labour Day, September 5 in 2011.

     The Edmonton Valley Zoo is in the river valley to the southwest of the city center, open 364 days a year, home to over 350 exotic and native animals, housing over 100 different species.

     Independent galleries can be found throughout the city, especially along the 124 Street/Jasper Avenue corridor known as the Gallery Walk.

     Fort Edmonton Park, in the river valley is Canada's largest living history museum, open summer months. Edmonton heritage articles are explained by costumed historical interpreters, with area history from 1795 to 1929. There is also a recreation of a 1920s carnival midway, and working examples of a steam train, streetcars, automobiles and horse drawn vehicles that may be used to get around the park.

     The University of Alberta operates its own internal Museums, libraries and collections, a network of thirty-five facilities and collections.