Sleepovers

Sleepovers

Experience a magical night at the science centre!

An unforgettable evening of science discovery and exploration!

Hey groups, teams, classes, families...and anyone, really -- grab those pajamas and enjoy a fun science-inspired indoor camping experience inside the science centre! Take part in science-fuelled activities, catch a show in the Infinity Dome theatre or 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!
Cost

$79 per person

Book

Call 403-817-6800 to reserve your spot!

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.

2022 Packages

Dr. Sparkenstien’s Lab

Sleepover at Spark during the creepiest time of year by exploring the science behind Halloween. Dissect real organs, reanimate candy worms so that that they wriggle and dance, and write Halloween messages in invisible ink.

Available dates to book:

October 7

October 28

To the Moon & Beyond

There is a lot of science when it comes to space travel, and Spark is the destination to start exploring. Launch a rocket ship, gaze through a telescope at the night sky (weather permitting) and fly through the Solar System inside the Infinity Dome theatre.

Available dates to book:

November 4

November 18

Some key details and what's expected:

  • 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 over. 
  • 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. 
  • The Sleepover experience starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 9:00 AM the next morning. Check-in for the Sleepover will open 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 to 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 to 8:30 AM. At 8:30 AM, programs are wrapped 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 TELUS 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 $15.00 per person.
  • Please note: TELUS Spark Science Centre remains Open until 7:00 PM on Friday evenings. Exclusive access to the Spark without the general public begins at that time.

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?

      The Sleepover experience starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 9:00 AM the next morning. Sleepover guests may choose to take advantage of free next day admission when Spark opens at 10:00 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 bacon with a side of yogurt and juice. Note: the Sleepover menu may be subject to change without notice.

      Allergies: in some cases the Eatery team can accommodate special dietary requirements if you contact 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?

      Anytime after 6:00 PM! 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 bookings. Refunds cannot be accommodated within two weeks of the program --though an increase to booking numbers within the two week period prior to a sleepover booking 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 (no cots please).

      · 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, or snack food (unless alternate snack foods are required to accommodate allergies or health issues). Coin-operated lockers are available for $1.

    • 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, Being Human gallery, Earth and Sky gallery, or one of the Feature galleries. 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.

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

      Overnight parking is included for the duration of the sleepover program until 9:30 AM the following day. Groups taking advantage of next day admission after must pay for parking at the regular $10 daily flat rate -- though parking is included for all Spark Members! Parents and guardians who park during regular business hours for pick up/drop off must activate the free limited-time parking session at the ParkPlus terminals near the front doors to avoid ticketing.

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