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Hours

Wednesday to Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

515 MacKenzie Blvd.
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4X3

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Admission

  • Adult (18 to 64): $11
  • Senior (65 and older): $8
  • Youth (7 to 17): $7
  • Child (0 to 6): Free
  • Family (2 adults and youths to a maximum of 8 people): $29
  • Cultural Access Pass Holders: Free
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne Card): Free
  • Group Bookings (15 people or more): Discounted admission if pre-booked

Amenities

  • Visitor information services
  • Gift shop
  • Washrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Free Wi-Fi

Group Bookings

  • Pre-booked groups of 15 or more people receive 20% off the total admission price.
  • In order to receive the group discount, one payment must be made for the entire group. (Each person cannot pay individually.)
  • Group visit bookings include access to all exhibits and public programs offered as part of the regular daily schedule. To see the daily schedule, please visit our Programs page.
  • To book, please email us at osdc.education@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-743-7167.
  • See our Oil Sands Experience page for more information about a private program.

Schools

  • The Oil Sands Discovery Centre offers a full range of curriculum-based education programs. See our school programs page for more information and for a full list of program offerings.
  • To book, please email us at osdc.education@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-743-7167.

Accessibility

  • The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available for public use
  • Certified service animals are allowed onsite

Gift Shop

  • The Discovery Shop is operated by the Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation and is open during regular Visitor Information Centre hours. Please email the Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation at marie@explorewoodbuffalo.com for more information or call 780-791-4336.

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed inside the Discovery Centre, but are allowed on the grounds, on leashes.

Visitor Tips

  • Plan to spend between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
  • Try to catch one of our hot water extraction demos for an explanation of how bitumen is extracted from oil sand.
  • Check out our daily films and demonstrations schedule to see what's happening before you visit.

Parking

  • Free public parking
  • Bus and RV (recreational vehicle) parking is available
  • No overnight parking