Free admission day provides a great day to explore the facilities and activities Edmonton has to offer, without paying the full admission costs for the entire family (because those can get expensive).

Where to go for Free Admission Day in Edmonton 

Edmonton Valley Zoo | Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo all day long to get free admission for the entire family. Enjoy a magic show, music in the plaza, the adventure bus and an arctic touch table throughout the day.

Fort Edmonton Park | Fort Edmonton Park is one of those places that has become quite expensive for families to visit (making the annual pass worthwhile for families that visit regularly), visiting on free admission day is a great way to save money in the family budget.

John Janzen Nature Centre | One of our top five indoor playgrounds in the city, John Janzen Centre is taking part in Free Admission Day in Edmonton, giving you the chance to explore the cool children’s area, with interpretive displays and indoor playground. In addition, there will be family activities like bubbles, puppet shows (1 pm and 3 pm) and outdoor activities for kids.

Scona Pool | Visit Scona pool between 1-5 for free admission to the facility.

John Walter Museum | Visit the John Walter Museum between 1-4 for free admission to the museum. There will be live music, tasty treats, crafts, games and a scavenger hunt.

Muttart Conservatory | Visit the Muttart Conservatory on free admission day and receive a seedling and plant pot, visit the pyramids and see the roving entertainment while you’re waiting in line.

Edmonton Rec Centres Participating in Free Admission Day 

Clareview Rec Centre | In addition to free admission, there will be family fun activities throughout the day at Clareview Rec Centre to celebrate. At 10:45, there’s a family Zumba party you’re not going to want to miss, or the free family yoga class.

Commonwealth Rec Center | Visit for the free admission, there will be bouncy castles between 1:30 and 5 pm, face painting, balloons, children’s activities and a meet and greet with Edmonton Eskimos.

Jasper Place Rec Centre | Celebrate Edmonton’s free admission day with a Pirate Party at Jasper Place. There’s a treasure hunt in the pool (1 pm) and special pool games throughout the day.

St. Francis Xavier Rec Centre | Get free admission for Edmonton’s free admission day and try out a different variety of sports just in time for winter registration, throughout the day.

The Meadows Rec Centre | Get free admission to the Meadows and enjoy the selection of food trucks on site. There will be free drop-in classes throughout the day, and the chance for the kids to enjoy the indoor playground.

Kinsmen Pitch n Putt | Have you had try ‘Kinsmen Pitch and Putt’ on your list of things to try in Edmonton? Free admission day gives you the chance to do just that – without the cost.

In addition, you can check out four of the local YMCA facilities offering free drop in classes, or the chance to swim and play, without cost. What are some of the things to do in Edmonton on free admission day, on your radar for 2016?

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