Luminarium
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Luminarium

Open July 1 to August 1, 2022

DATE

July 1 - August 1, 2022

WHEN

Sunday to Thursday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday & Saturday - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

July 1 Holiday - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Civic Holiday (July 31) - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

ENTRY - Must be part of general admission

Admission to Spark starts at $19.00 - $26.00

Luminarium capacity is limited. First come, first serve.

Guests can book a $3.00 (+ General Admission) timed ticket to enter Luminarium to ensure no line ups and secure entrance.

Guests can enter Luminarium for free (as part of General Admission), if capacity allows for first come first serve walk-ups.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Wheelchair accessible. Strollers must be parked in the specified area before entering. No food or drink allowed.

MEMBERSHIP ADMISSION

FREE with a Spark membership.

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Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended. Limited spaces available per time-slot.

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Luminarium: The Timisien

Imagine walking through a larger-than-life kaleidoscope or a stained glass window, sprinkle in an immersive soundscape and you have Luminarium! An 11,000 square-foot inflatable structure with 21 mesmerizing rooms, filled with vivid colours that reflect the sun's natural light off curved walls all within a labyrinthine of tunnels.

Spark is hosting the Timisien structure, from Architects of Air, which is inspired by the Gaudi's Casa Guell in Spain and the Romanian city of Timisoara, the cultural capital of Europe.

Luminarium is open to the public from July 1 until August 1, and is free with a Spark membership. General admission tickets included in general admission to Spark or with a Spark membership. It’s all part of Spark’s spectacular 2022 summer season, also featuring cool opportunities to chill with science, and a paw-some celebration of the Dog Days of August.

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Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended. Limited spaces available per time-slot.

Luminarium tickets are purchased separately, not included with general admission.

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Things You Should Know!

You must pre-book your entry time before entering Luminarium. Those without a ticket will not be permitted entry!

On entry, you will be required to leave your shoes and any large bags in the reception area – smaller bags can be taken inside the structure. All belongings left at reception are done so at the owners’ risk.

Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a strict ratio of one adult to 4 under 16 year olds. This is to maintain the calm atmosphere.

Running is not permitted inside the Luminarium to maintain the calm atmosphere.

Each visitor has their own way of exploring the structure – some like to see every twist and turn, whilst others prefer to find a spot to rest and contemplate. We encourage you to explore in your own way!

Admission to Luminairum may vary due to inclement weather.

FAQ

    • What is a Luminarium

      A Luminarium is a sculpture you enter for an encounter with light. This immersive art installation has been likened to a labyrinth. Walking through will awaken all of the senses, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages. Many people find the luminarium calming – a place for rest or meditation. Others are simply hypnotized by this amazing world of light and subtle and saturated hues.

    • How much is parking?

      Parking is FREE for Spark members. For everyone else, parking is $7 and managed by Calgary Parking Authority through ParkPlus. If paying with your mobile, enter Zone 8310 or use one of the pay machines located near the front doors. To pay online with ParkPlus click here.

    • I'm a member, do I need a ticket?

      Due to capacity and previous events selling out, reserving a ticket online ahead of time is highly encouraged.

    • Who is a Luminarium for?

      The Luminarium is suitable for all ages. It is a great option for a family day out, introducing younger children to artistic and cultural experiences in a public space.

      The structure is fully accessible for wheelchair users, who are welcome to visit at all times.

    • Are guide dogs allowed inside?

      The luminarium is not an environment a dog feels comfortable in, even a guide dog. It can also be felt as threatening for other visitors if the dog comes to bark. The dog would also need to wear protective shoes.

      So we have as a rule that guide dogs should remain outside and we should find alternative ways to accompany the person inside.

    • How many people are allowed inside?

      There is a capicity of 80 people, Spark is supplying 55 tickets every half-hour to ensure that more guests have the opportunity to enter Luminarium.

    • Is Luminarium wheelchair friendly?

      Yes. Luminarium is completely accessible.

    • Are strollers allowed in Luminarium?

      Strollers are not permitted inside the structure. There is a designated stroller parking area outside of Luminarium.

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