EDMONTON – The Muttart Conservatory will close to the public on July 2 for about 18 months while it undergoes planned upgrades.
A planned rehabilitation to the less visible plants at the Muttart Conservatory—the electrical, piping and heating systems— will keep the popular attraction safe and structurally sound for another 40 years.
The closure includes Culina restaurant, the horticultural pyramids, as well as all bookings, rentals and programs.
Most of the work will be “back of the house,” including boiler upgrades and replacements to underground pipes, electrical panels and heating systems. Muttart guests can expect to see some visible changes: floor tiles replaced, light fixtures and handrails to meet building codes.
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Plant care remains a priority. A limited number of city staff (growers) will remain onsite to protect and care for the plants during construction.
Investing in the rehabilitation of ageing facilities is crucial to extending their life—and the life and enjoyment they give to those who visit them, now and in years to come.
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Hours of operation are extended to 9 p.m. until Thursday, with regular hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each pyramid will feature the best shows from the last couple of years.
On July 1, the Muttart will host a Canada Day party loaded with indoor and outdoor activities, including special furry guests form the Second Chance Rescue Society (SCARS), a variety of hands-on activities like seed planting, bannock cooking, Canada Day crafts and more.
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