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!
Giant Water Bug
Reaching lengths of up to 60 mm, the giant water bug (Lethocerus americanus) is the largest aquatic insect in Alberta.
Freckle Pelt Lichen
Frog? Nope - Lichen! Freckle Pelt (Peltigera aphthosa) is a common leafy lichen in the forests of Alberta.
Boreal owls (Aegolius funereus) are found in coniferous forests in the mountains and boreal forest across the northern hemisphere.
Wolf Willow Seed
This specimen is the striped seed of the wolf-willow (silverberry; Elaeagnus commutata) and is approximately 11 mm long including the stem.
The Mayerthorpe Meteorite was discovered in 1964 by M. Dmitroca while cultivating a field near Mayerthorpe, Alberta.
This little toy dog dates to c. 1950s-1960s. It is made of vinyl, short for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) dress
This Niitsitapi woman’s dress is made from a purple woven woolen cloth and is completely hand-stitched.
Fort Edmonton Wedding Dress
This dress is the oldest European-style dress known to have been worn in Alberta in the Museum’s collection.
This beaver-gnawed wood was revered from a dugout near Grande Prairie, Alberta, and is about 9,200 years old.
This replica Smilodon fatalis skull can be seen in our Natural History Gallery at Royal Alberta Museum.
Fish Camp diorama
This Fish Camp diorama was part of the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture at the former Glenora location.
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.