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Keep it Cool With Science

Summer at Spark!

Chillout on this brainwave!

It's time to sprinkle some science into your summer. Keep it cool with science this summer because it’s time to discover that anything is popsicle at Spark.​

Fill your stomachs, hearts and minds this August with Dog Days of Summer. Learn about Sirius, also called Alpha Canis Majoris or the Dog Star, which is the brightest star in the night sky. Unleash your inner dog lover for a paw-some experience with SuperDogs, tail-wagging science, Flint the robo-dog, ice cream and fun! ​

Spark is THE place to chill this summer. ​

August 1 - September 5, 2022

Dog Days of Summer

Don't have a ruff summer...keep it cool at Spark! Learn the science and history behind the "dog days".

To the ancient Greeks and Romans, this occurred when star Sirius appeared to rise alongside the sun in late July. They believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these days the hottest of the year.

Beat the dog-gone heat during the hottest days of the year by checking out all the super cool dog themed activities at Spark. Daily programming includes performances from Super Dogs, delicious hot-dog food trucks, an adult-only evening centered around the "Games People Play," out-of-this-world ice cream, adorable new items in the Spark Store, talks about the science of K9's and so much more!

On at Spark from August 1 until September 5, 2022

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Cool Summer Treats!

Don't have a cruel summer, have a cool summer by eating and drinking your way through the new seasonal menu. The summers special ice cream, the James Webb, is vanilla soft serve ice cream poured into a waffle cone, a yellow sugar cookie topper, honeycomb crumble, pink sugar sprinkle and three chocolate Pocky sticks. Named after the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever launched into space!

Looking for more cool treats? Why not taste the Blue Nebula Iced Coffee or the Milky Way Floats in three fun colours!

Available in the Astronaut Ice Cream café until September 5, 2022

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Parks at Spark

  • June 15 to August 31

Every Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Join Parks Canada in the Brainasium for fun activities, songs, and science demonstrations. Discover more about the uniqueness of the area’s natural and cultural heritage. Friendly and knowledgeable educators are here to share the stories of Parks Canada’s protected places!


Keep it cool with science this summer at Spark!

Experience everything the science centre has to offer this summer to keep you looking and feeling cool!

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