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Category: Special Event Weekends

Spring Break

Mar. 24 - 31, 2012 TELUS Spark

Spend Spring Break at TELUS Spark. Enjoy extended programming, Live Science Demonstrations and more!

Don't miss Solar Observing taking place March 26-30 and participate in at least one of three Live Science Demonstrations in the Presentation Theatre.

Top Tips for Spring Break:

  1. Skip the queue by purchasing tickets online in advance!
  2. Driving? Park near the exit gate and pay for your parking at the admission desk. Parking is a flat rate of $5.00, and is complimentary with Gold & Charter Membership.

    Coming by Transit? It's a short 10-15 minute walk from the Zoo LRT Station. Stroller parking is available in our lobby.

  3. Beat the rush. The majority of weekend visitors arrive in the afternoon, so plan to come down early. Enjoy hot breakfast in the Cafe.
  4. Plan to get hands on! The new Science Centre is all about getting involved with the exhibits. Take your time, experiment, create, question and explore. If you're not sure where to start or what to try, ask one of our Facilitators to help you out! We recommend at least an hour per Gallery, plus time to take in a Live Science Demonstration or Drop-In Program, which are included with your general admission. Scroll down to see full week schedule to help plan your day. Here's a little peak at two of the Live Demonstrations:
  5. Think you'll be back? If you enjoyed your experience with animation, stress tests, erosion tables, explosions, and more, remember that you can apply your admission toward a Membership within seven days of your visit. Just be sure to hang on to your ticket stub! View Member Benefits
 

Spring Break: March 24 - April 1, 2012

  All programs are included with Membership & General Admission
Monday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning, Ribbon Dancing and Imagination Playground Building. 

ON TARGET:
3:30 p.m.

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Tuesday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview.

SOLAR OBSERVING:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See the sunspots and solar storms on the Sun up close (and safely!) through our solar telescopes.

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning, Ribbon Dancing and Imagination Playground Building. 

ON TARGET:
3:30 p.m.

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium.

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Wednesday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview.

SOLAR OBSERVING:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See the sunspots and solar storms on the Sun up close (and safely!) through our solar telescopes.

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning, Ribbon Dancing and Imagination Playground Building. 

ON TARGET:
3:30 p.m.

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Thursday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview.

SOLAR OBSERVING:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See the sunspots and solar storms on the Sun up close (and safely!) through our solar telescopes.

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning and Ribbon Dancing. 

ON TARGET:
4:30 p.m.  

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot

PLANET NIGHT:
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy star gazing and extended Astronomy based programming with volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Learn more and download your free star chart!

Friday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview.

SOLAR OBSERVING:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See the sunspots and solar storms on the Sun up close (and safely!) through our solar telescopes.

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning and Ribbon Dancing. 

FEATURE GALLERY PROGRAMS:
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an addition 9,000 square feet of fun. Build with our unlimited supply of K'nex, create something new with Light Graffiti and more!

ON TARGET:
4:30 p.m.  

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Saturday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview.

INDOOR RECESS:
10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning and Ribbon Dancing. 

FEATURE GALLERY PROGRAMS:
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an addition 9,000 square feet of fun. Build with our unlimited supply of K'nex, create something new with Light Graffiti and more!

ON TARGET:
4:30 p.m.  

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Sunday

LIVE SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS:
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

TELUS Spark has three live science demonstrations: On Fire, Here's Lookin at You and Temperature Adventure. Live Science Demonstrations are subject to change and vary day by day. There's always something new to discover and we hope that you enjoy watching these live demonstrations again and again! Watch preview

INDOOR RECESS:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participate in a variety of fun activities and let off some steam with our team on a daily basis in the Atrium! Programs include: Hoolahooping, Plate Spinning and Ribbon Dancing. 

FEATURE GALLERY PROGRAMS:
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an addition 9,000 square feet of fun. Build with our unlimited supply of K'nex, create something new with Light Graffiti and more!

ON TARGET:
3:30 p.m.

Participate in a variety of activities to test your accuracy and problem solving skills in large-scale spectacles hosted in the Atrium!

  • See if you can master the Cloud Cannon
  • Become a Human Hockey Puck on a Hovercraft
  • Push your targeting skills to the limit with a Giant Slingshot
Enjoy additional programming and events this week!