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Explore our collection – in 3D!

Sometimes, a diorama is so realistic, you feel like you can climb right inside the scene. And now, you can - digitally!

Our Collections staff are working on creating digital, 3D models of dioramas and objects from the collection, and sharing them on Sketchfab. Whether for reference, education, or just for fun, you can now explore the Fletcher Site diorama and Fish Camp dioramas from our old Glenora galleries. Or, get up close and personal with a Sabre-tooth skull, if you dare. Zoom in, click around, and go inside the models here!

Keep an eye out for more digitized objects from our collection in the future!

Photo of a Toy Dog
Toy Dog

This little toy dog dates to c. 1950s-1960s. It is made of vinyl, short for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Photo of a Pad Saddle
Pad Saddle

Pad saddles are usually reserved for men, used when hunting or riding in a dress parade.

Photo of a Birch Basket
Birch Basket

This small berry basket is made from birch bark with seams perfectly stitched with spruce root.

Photo of Moccasins
High top moccasins

High top moccasins, Sarah Whitecalf, nêhiyawak, circa 1950.

Photo of a Blackfoot dress
Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) dress

This Niitsitapi woman’s dress is made from a purple woven woolen cloth and is completely hand-stitched.

Photo of a conch
Conch Shell

This large shell is likely from the marine snail the Queen Conch, which is currently distributed along the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and nearby coastal waters.

Photo of a dress
Solomon Creek Tree Cookie

This spruce tree cookie is dated at about 4,300 years old.

Photo of a dress
Fort Edmonton Wedding Dress

This dress is the oldest European-style dress known to have been worn in Alberta in the Museum’s collection.

Photo of a blue dress
Blue Dress

This dress is made of an electric blue silk, sewn on a sewing machine, and trimmed with white silk fringe and velvet ribbon.

Photo of a Millennium Falcon toy
Millennium Falcon

Kenner's Millennium Falcon is docked in our collection.

Piece of beaver-gnawed wood
Beaver-gnawed wood

This beaver-gnawed wood was revered from a dugout near Grande Prairie, Alberta, and is about 9,200 years old.


This cluster of fluorite crystals comes from the Lavrion Mining District in Greece.

Sabre-tooth Tiger skull
Sabre-tooth Skull

This replica Smilodon fatalis skull can be seen in our Natural History Gallery at Royal Alberta Museum.

fish camp diorama
Fish Camp diorama

This Fish Camp diorama was part of the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture at the former Glenora location.

Fletcher Camp
Fletcher Site diorama

This diorama was part of the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture at the former Glenora location.

Mammoth Tooth
Mammoth tooth

This mammoth tooth is over 45,000 years old.

Calcite Sand Crystals
Calcite sand crystals

This cluster of calcite crystals are also known as "sand crystals" because of the abundant sand grains that are found within these formations.

Camel footprint
Camel footprint

This Ice Age camel track was recovered from a site in southern Alberta.

an image of a mammoth
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