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After years of anticipation, the Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton is finally open.

The 82,000-square-foot facility is about twice the size of the old museum in Glenora.

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The doors to the museum opened on Wednesday, but if you weren’t able to make it down for the grand opening, we have you covered with dozens of pictures and several videos of each of the exhibition spaces.

From the Human History and Natural History halls, to the children’s gallery and the bug room, here is a look inside the $375.5-million Royal Alberta Museum. Lobby

Watch below: Take a tour of the Royal Alberta Museum’s lobby As soon as you walk into the museum, you’re greeted by a massive Albertosaurus. High atop the dinosaur hangs a 1918 biplane. The focal point of the lobby is the reinforced concrete feature staircase. Construction workers and designers worked around the clock for 25 weeks to come up with the vision for the staircase.

Of course, the bright space is also home to a gift shop.

Scroll through the gallery below to see pictures of the lobby. A 1918 biplane in the lobby of the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. The lobby of the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. Human History Hall

Watch below: Take a tour through the Royal Alberta Museum’s Human History Hall The first floor of the museum is home to many exhibits, including the 29,100-square-foot Human History Hall. This space is meant to take visitors back to Alberta’s earliest peoples and tell the stories of who we are and where we came from.

As soon as you walk into the hall, you come upon two sacred stones which are part of the Ancestral Lands gallery. Because of their sacred nature, visitors are asked not to take pictures or videos of the stones.

The hall encompasses six galleries, including one entirely dedicated to the pickup truck and how the vehicle helped transform the province after 1945.

Scroll through the gallery below to see pictures of the Human History Hall. The Human History Hall of the Royal Alberta Museum houses six galleries that share stories of who we are and where we came from. The Human History Hall of the Royal Alberta Museum houses six galleries that share stories of who we are and where we came from. Bug Gallery

Watch below: Take a tour through the Royal Alberta Museum’s Bug Gallery Also on the main floor of the museum is the Bug Gallery. As soon as you walk into the room you can feel the humidity, as the space is temperature controlled for the hundreds of live invertebrates that call the area home.

From northern paper wasps and velvet ants to African chafer beetles and black widow spiders, there is no shortage of local and exotic invertebrates to get up close and personal with.

Scroll through the gallery below to see pictures of the Bug Gallery. Inside the Buy Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. A golden silk orb weaver inside the Buy Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. Children’s Gallery

Watch below: Take a tour through the Royal Alberta Museum’s Children’s Gallery Designed with kids eight years old and younger, the Children’s Space offers kids a hands-on learning space.The 7,000-square-foot room is home to all kinds of fun activities for kids, including an interactive dig pit and a theatre. Scroll through the gallery below to see pictures of the Children’s Gallery. The dig pit inside the Children’s Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. […]

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