Sleepovers
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Sleepovers

Experience a magical night at Calgary's Science Centre!

Cost

$79 per youth participant

$74 per chaperone

Book

Call 403-817-6800 to reserve your spot!

Bookings need to be confirmed at least 2 weeks in advance.

Groups

Spark can accommodate groups of up to 150 guests and chaperones for Sleepovers.

Important

Additional coupons, discounts, and/or passes do not apply. The Sleepover program is offered as a complete package only with no program substitutions. Designed for kids 13 and under.

Unforgettable evenings of science discovery and exploration!

Grab those pyjamas and enjoy a fun science-inspired indoor camping experience at the science centre! These science sleepovers are specially designed for kids 13 years-old or younger, and they get to take part in science-fuelled activities, catch a show in the Infinity Dome theatre and take in a live science demonstration!

Spark Sleepovers include:

  • An Infinity Dome theatre show.
  • A Live Science Demonstration the next morning.
  • Free time to explore Spark exhibit galleries.
  • Facilitated hands-on programming.
  • An evening snack and hot breakfast the next morning.
  • FREE next-day admission Spark!

Sleepovers must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Packages

  • MAY 24
  • 6:00 PM

007LEEPOVER

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go undercover after hours and explore and learn about the dynamic world and exciting technology that is required to be the world's greatest spy.

Working as a group or a team, you will be led through an evening of challenges throughout the Science Centre. Design and use secret codes, master the technology of camouflage, and build a periscope, all the while competing against other teams for the highest score after completing all your challenges and missions. At the end of the night, all teams will be awarded a badge showcasing their Spy Levels.

Sleepover Date:

Friday, May 24, 2024.

Cost:

$79 per youth participant.

$74 per chaperone.

Add on a RO5iE the Robo-Coaster ride (limited add-on spots available):

$85.00 per participant.

$80.00 per chaperone.

Please note: All challenges will be issued and completed using a free to download digital app called Goosechase. Access to at least one smart phone per group or team is recommended. We will have a limited amount of tablets available for groups who do not have access to a smart phone. Please inform our call centre about how many tablets you will need for your group when booking. Recommended team or group size is 4-5 participants plus one chaperone.

Book through the call centre at #403-817-6800.

  • JUNE 8
  • 6:00 PM

SOLSTICE

Explore sky science and Indigenous culture and ways of knowing through Indigenous and Non-Indigenous lenses.

Design your own constellation and the story that goes with it, and then experience how it looks projected into the blackness of space.

Learn weaving techniques and skills from Matt Hiltermann, a Melis Historian and cultural specialist, and using basic Finger Weaving Techniques, create your own woven bracelet with colours that tell your origin story.

Sleepover Dates:

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Cost:

$79 per youth participant.

$74 per chaperone.

$15 per person for Indigenous Groups (booked through call centre). 80 spots will be reserved for Indigenous Groups and 80 spots available for Non-Indigenous Groups.

Add on a RO5iE the Robo-Coaster ride (limited add-on spots available):

$85.00 per participant.

$80.00 per chaperone.

Please note: All challenges will be issued and completed using a free to download digital app called Goosechase. Access to at least one smart phone per group or team is recommended. We will have a limited amount of tablets available for groups who do not have access to a smart phone. Please inform our call centre about how many tablets you will need for your group when booking. Recommended team or group size is 4-5 participants plus one chaperone.

Book through the call centre at #403-817-6800.

Some key details on price and participants:

  • Spark can accommodate groups of up to 130 guests and chaperones for Sleepovers. Groups under 100 people will share sleepover dates with other groups. All groups must meet the supervision ratio of one adult (18+ years) to five children (12 and under), or one adult to ten children for children 13 and under.  
  • Full payment is required two weeks prior to the Sleepover date. All pricing is subject to GST. Additional coupons and/or passes do not apply. The Sleepover program is offered as a complete package only with no program substitutions. Sleepover dates, agenda, film, policies, price and program contents are subject to change without notice.  
  • Groups with female-only participant policies may book into any sleepover date and will receive female-only sleep areas with private washrooms. Please mention the participant policy when booking over the phone (403.817.6800).  

What to expect at the sleepover:

  • Sleepover experience starts at 6:00 PM and end at 9:00 AM the next morning. Check-in opens at 6:00 PM. At drop off, be sure not to leave until the group leader arrives.  
  • On the sleepover night, the formal program and time to explore the galleries runs from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. This time includes at least one hands-on program and a snack break from 8:00-9:00 PM. At 9:00 PM, all guests get to watch an Infinity Dome show! At 10:00 PM, everyone preps for sleep in their designated gallery spaces. The official wake up time is 7:00 AM the next morning, with breakfast running from 7:30-8:30 AM. At 8:30 AM, programs wrap up with a live science demonstration.  
  • Pick-up time is 9:00 AM the following morning. Campers will be packed, fed and ready for their departure.  
  • Sleepover guests may choose to take advantage of free next day admission when Spark opens at 9:00 AM.  
  • If family members or friends want to join their sleepover guest during the following morning at Spark, they can do so by paying a reduced admission fee of $15 per person.  
  • Please note: TELUS Spark Science Centre will remain open until 5:00 PM on the day you book your sleepover. No early admission is permitted unless arranged prior to arrival.

Changes or cancellations:

An administration fee will apply for cancellation up to two weeks prior to sleepover start date. There will be no refunds issued after that date. Sleepover activities film, policies, price and program contents may be subject to change without notice.

Book now!

To book a Spark Sleepover, please call 403-817-6800.

Sleepover FAQ

    • What makes a sleepover at Spark so unique?

      Group sleepovers are designed to offer families, teams, classes or groups (like Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada) the chance to experience a fully functioning science centre, after hours! It's a unique experience. Each experience includes an Infinity Dome show, a special morning Live Science Demonstration, free time to explore the exhibit galleries, a hands-on activity, an evening snack and morning hot breakfast, and free admission to Spark the next day.

    • What times do sleepovers start and end?

      Sleepover start at 6:00 PM and end at 9:00 AM the next morning. Sleepover guests may choose to take advantage of free next day admission when Spark opens at 9:00 AM.

    • What kinds of food can we expect?

      Guests can expect an evening snack with a variety of pre-packaged items such as juice boxes, handi-snacks and granola or dried fruit bars. The next morning's hot breakfast will consist of waffles and sausage with a side of yogurt and juice. Please note that the sleepover menu may be subject to change without notice.

      Allergies: in some cases, the Spark Eatery team can accommodate special dietary requirements if you contact them at least a week prior to the sleepover date. The kitchen uses common allergens including wheat, dairy and nut products. Guests with severe allergies are encouraged to bring a safe food alternative from home -- in this situation, Spark is happy to provide refrigerator and microwave space!

    • When should we arrive?

      Please arrive between 6:00-6:15PM for check-in. Our opening presentation starts promptly at 6:30 PM so please arrive on time. Groups that wish to enter the science centre before this time must pay for regular admission.

    • When is payment required?

      Payment in full is required two weeks prior to the booking. Refunds cannot be accommodated within two weeks of the program --though an increase to booking numbers within two-weeks prior to a sleepover might be possible depending on overall program numbers!

    • What should we bring/wear?

      The following supplies are recommended:

      · Pillow and sleeping bag or bedding.

      · Foam pad or air mattress for participants. Guardians or Chaperones are allowed to bring a single occupant cot.

      · A sleep eye mask (in case the galleries are not dark enough during the night).

      · Toothbrush and toothpaste (there are no shower facilities available).

      · Comfortable clothing and shoes for evening explorations, sleepwear and a change of clothes for the next day.

      · Flashlight.

      Please also be sure to mark all items with names!

      Lastly, please DO NOT pack electronics, curling irons, hair dryers.

    • Where will we sleep?

      Sleepover guests will camp out in one of the main exhibits/feature galleries at night. Typically, groups will be booked into the Creative Kids Museum and one other gallery space. Within these spaces, guests will choose a safe place for their group to set up their beds. Guests may not reserve specific sleep spots in the galleries, and groups must sleep together to ensure adequate supervision and appropriate distancing between groups.

      WHEN BOOKING, PLEASE INFORM OUR CALL CENTRE IF YOU REQUIRE A GIRL OR GENDER-DIVERSE ONLY SLEEPING SPACE.

    • Do I have to pay for parking during the sleepover program?

      Parking is included for your sleepover program and parking codes will be provided. Guests must use the provided parking codes when arriving and before they leave Spark the following morning.

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