Museum Outing for Two or a Family to Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre in Devon

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Expert guides explain impact of Alberta’s oil boom through historic artifacts & rig memorabilia

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Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. Centre closed from 12/15/11-2/10/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon to the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre in Devon. Choose between the following options:

  • For $9, you get two general admissions (up to an $18 value).
  • For $10, you get a family admission for two adults and two children (a $21 value).

The interactive exhibits at Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre chronicle the impact of Alberta’s oil boom from the first drilling in 1947 to discoveries in the present day. Traipse back in time through the Centre’s collection of historical artifacts, letting eyes feast on a banquet of oil-patch memorabilia, rig equipment, and models. Or, ensconced in a theatre designed to look like a giant drill bit, visitors can embark on a virtual journey 1,700 meters below the earth's surface. A cadre of expert guides circulates throughout the exhibits, stopping to answer visitors’ questions such as, "How did oil transform Alberta’s formerly agrarian economy?" and "Does oil really hate water that much?" Guests may also meander through the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame, which pays homage to the enormous contributions of 124 petroleum-steeped pioneers and heroes through a series of photos and personal stories. Members of the Leduc #1 drilling crew and Hall of Famers have also been known to put in appearances at the Centre, regaling lucky day-trippers with tales of bygone years and reenactments of their favourite moments in oil’s 374-million-year history.

Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

When the drilling of Leduc #1 turned out to be a game-changing discovery of crude oil, it surprised a whole lot of people and essentially put Alberta on the world's map. That was in 1947. Five decades later, Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre was created to showcase the site and its ingenuity, as well as Canada's oil industry.

Here, science and discovery blend into one exciting experience stretched across 80 acres of exhibits, artifacts, and displays. Visitors can feast their eyes on award-winning films, get their hands dirty in an interactive lab, and even take a virtual ride in the world's largest drill bit, which is expected to replace family minivans in the near future. Additionally, tours with industry veterans provide insider facts, and stops to the gift shop ensure memories last long after visits end.

Customer Reviews

The center is full of information on the history of the oil industry as well as the processes/tools used today. It was a great experience. Definitely worth a visit!
Cassandra P. · August 13, 2015
Go when the weather is nice. There is a lot of outside displays.
Charlene E. · October 30, 2014
There is so much history and general oilfield knowledge was discovered.
Adam M. · September 26, 2014
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    50339 Hwy. 60

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