One of Edmonton's most iconic structures, the Muttart Conservatory offers a year-round escape into the beauty of the world's plant life.
Designed by award-winning Canadian architect Peter Hemingway, the Muttart Conservatory officially opened in September 1976. Renovations were completed in 2009 with a new entrance, gift shop and educational classrooms. In late 2010, the Culina Family of restaurants, a favourite of food lovers, opened in the Muttart Conservatory's café space providing locally sourced, creative comfort food.
Vibrant, colourful, tranquil and inspirational, the pyramids' display gardens are a welcome oasis for all. The four pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory are home to thousands of species of plants. Each pyramid maintains a distinct environment, representing different biomes of the world.
The jungle-like environment of the Tropical Pyramid is lush, green and fragrant, while the air is humid and warm. The plants come from tropical rainforests, tropical evergreen forests or tropical grasslands, and are often showy and bright.
The Arid Pyramid showcases plants from the hot and cold dry areas of the world, spanning five continents. They share an ability to thrive in environments with dry air, irregular moisture and wide day/night temperature fluctuations..
Changing with the seasons, The Temperate Pyramid best represents plants from those parts of the world closest in climate to Edmonton. Carefully controlled environmental conditions allow the plants to go dormant in winter and burst into spring growth. The result is dramatic seasonal changes that are a feast for the senses.
The Feature Pyramid exhibit changes completely several times per year providing new experiences for visitors. Uniquely themed displays and fabulous seasonal celebrations highlight the creativity of the Muttart staff.
Dates of operation:
Open year-round except December 25
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays 10 am – 9pm
9626 - 96A Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8
Admission offer (gate, events, etc.):
Free admission with Attractions Pass.