Discovery Hall
2014 Special Exhibits
 

Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization

Chinese culture, traditions and history are closely tied to the ancient arts created with bronze, ceramics and jade. Arts of China explores the significance of these art forms in relation to Chinese beliefs, symbolism and way of life from 1600 BC to the early 1900s.

 
also showing ...

to APR 30.14 Treasure Maps

to JUN 15.14 The Literal Truth

MAR 01-JUN 30.14
Archives exposed... 100 Years
of Lethbridge Protests,
Demonstrations and Activisms

 
   
Coming soon ...
     
Woven in Time: 65 Years of the Handicraft Guild   Treasures & Curiosities: The Sequel
     
   
 
Recently shown ...
 
Religion in the Bible Belt
 
Calls for submissions...
     
 
 
 

Thank you for your help!

As a collaborative, community-focused museum we asked for your input of topics YOU feel are interesting and important for our 2013-2015 Special Exhibit Schedule. 75 people provided over 100 ideas! Here are the results...

 
 
 
Permanent Exhibit: Exploring Southwestern Alberta
 

We like adding new features and surprises to the Permanent Exhibit - like our People on the Wall Podcasts and the new Pete Standing Alone story and NWMP story featuring Old Buck - or pick up a Treasure Hunt at the information desk when you visit to find what's new!


Discovery Hall picture gallery
Click the camera icon to view the
Permanent Exhibit picture gallery
with links to virtual exhibits.

 

In the 5000 square foot Discovery Hall kids of all ages are immersed in the history of Southwestern Alberta with our permanent hands-on exhibits.

Experience the culture of the Kainai people. Take a virtual plane ride over the undulating prairie landscape. Dig up the history of the local coal mines. Duck under a giant replica of Lethbridge's famous High Level Bridge to discover immigrants, soldiers, law makers and breakers… There’s so much to see, do and touch!

Be sure to visit often so you can see the changes, and enjoy special exhibits both from across North America and designed in-house.

 

located in the
Kainai Dance Arbour:

 
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Special Exhibits:
 

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

2013
 
Uncovering Secrets: Archaeology in southern Alberta
     
 
2012
 
      Uncovering Secrets: Archaeology in southern Alberta
             
           
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2011
Fakes and Forgeries exhibit      
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2010
Dinosaurs & Company: OCT 17 - JAN 31, 2010   Science Alberta Slap Shot and Hurry Hard exhibits   Treasures & Curiosities: FEB 13 - MAY 2010   Our ancestors have come to visit - Blackfoot shirts: JUN - AUG 2010
Galt Hospital - 100 years: SEP - DEC 2010       Fakes and Forgeries exhibit
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2009
Everett Soop - Journalist, Cartoonist, Activist: JAN 31 - APR 26, 2009   In Pursuit of Fair Trade   The Mighty Bridge: MAY 9 - SEP 20, 2009   Dinosaurs & Company: OCT 17 - JAN 31, 2010
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2008

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2007

Auschwitz: the Eva Brewster Story

Pat Grayston Polska, Krain Przodkow
The  Vanishing Landscape
for details, contact Curator Wendy Aitkens
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2006
 

CLOSED SEP 2004 through MAY 5.06

EXPANSION PROJECT

  Fifties Forever MAY 6 to SEP 17.06   Under a Prairie Sky: Festival of Quilts VII, SEP 23 to JAN 7.07   Teddy Bear Christmas NOV 17 - JAN 07.07
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Exhibits
 
Coming soon...
 
     
Special Exhibits
     
Curriculum coordinated school programs

 


Wendy Aitkens, Curator
Tel: (403) 320.3907
Email: wendy.aitkens
[at]galtmuseum.com

Brad Brown
Exhibit Designer
(403) 320.4066
Email:
brad.brown[at]
galtmuseum.com

Galt Museum Blog
http://galtmuseum.blogspot.com/

 
The Galt permits personal use, non-commercial photography within exhibition areas. Please share your images with family and friends and tell about your visit to the museum! Here is one way you can do that: share your photos. Some restrictions may apply for travelling exhibits.
 

 

 

 

 

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