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Time to Science Up!

The season is here to fall into the unexpected, the unfathomable, and the unbe-LEAF-able!

Time to mask up, bring your proof of vaccination (guests over 12) and get science ready!

As now legislated, on Monday, September 20, individual businesses are required to implement restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The Restrictions Exemption Program allows businesses to continue to operate as usual by implementing the Mandatory Vaccination Policy. For more information visit Spark's COVID-19 updates.

Now on at Spark

  • New digital immersive art experience - Spark's new digital experience is officially open! Discover where science meets art in Calgary at Spark, in this new 6,000 sq. ft immersive experience. The first show is called Every Second, narrated by Isabella Rossellini, and will walk you through life and the moments that matter.
  • Astronaut Ice Cream – the new café just inside the main entrance. Astronaut Ice Cream is featuring nine different kinds of cones (yes, Pluto is included though it has officially lost is status as a planet!). Astronaut Ice Cream is a café serving high-quality Monogram speciality coffees, and snacks.
  • One Day On Venus - open until Sept 19, 2021 – Call it the morning star, the evening star, goddess of love … Venus’ bright, shining presence in the morning and night sky is one of the reasons humans look up in wonder. One Day on Venus (which happens to be 243 days on Earth) is an exhibition in the main atrium of the science centre that is a “showhome” for life on Venus. In thinking about life on Venus, the showhome becomes the centerpiece of a beautiful and moving exploration of what matters most in life – here or on another planet.
  • These and other fun experiences will be awaiting your arrival!

Book your tickets now to explore all of the science-y goodness at Spark!

Effective Monday, September 20, Spark will follow all protocols set out in the Government's Restrictions Exemption Program. Masks are also required of all guests (over the age of 2) and must be worn in all indoor areas.

Hours of Operation

Regular Fall Hours

(Starting on September 7, 2021)

Mondays - Thursdays

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dome Theatre upgrade closures September - November 2021

Contact

403.817.6800 or [email protected]

Admission

General admission to Spark Science Centre is an all-inclusive experience giving visitors full access and free dome shows.

Members and Children ages 0-2 are free!

Memberships start at $55 and pays for itself in less than 3 visits.

Child

3-17

Student

With valid ID

Senior

65+

Adult

18-64

Family

6 people max, up to 2 adults

Are you an AMA member? Receive 10% off regular admission prices!

Spark is proud to announce its new partnership with AMA. Redeem 10% off regular admission prices at the front desk or via phone at 403-817-6800. Offer is currently not available online. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Find Some Spark

  • NEW GALLERY

Digital Immersion Gallery

A new gallery, of screens that span from floor to ceiling is open at Spark. The first show is called Every Second, narrated by Isabella Rossellini, will immerse you in the journey of life. Swathed in light, and steeped in sound, this amalgamation of art and science, is a unique experience you will not want to miss!

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  • NEW EXPERIENCE

Astronaut Ice Cream

This new grab and go cafe will feature 9 flavours of planetary inspired ice cream cones with shapes and toppings that are out of this world! Enjoy specialty Monogram coffees, and other delicious goodies, too!

This cosmic experience is available without admission to the science centre!

  • SUMMER EXPERIENCE

One Day On Venus

What would life be like on Venus? One Day on Venus is a mash-up of science fiction and science fact with 6 photographable exhibits showcasing an inspired look of life on planet Venus. Get your phones ready, as you will be transported to an interplanetary space bureau in Spark’s atrium.

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Brainasium Outdoor Park

Train your brain in Spark’s year-round outdoor playground. Physical play helps develop skills like problem solving, spatial thinking and cooperation. So ready, set … run, jump, climb and spin in the Brainasium.

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Spark Store

Support local and shop at the Spark Store! Give the gift of science with unique gizmos and gadgets.

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The Galleries that Spark

Though all human beings have nearly identical DNA, each one of us is unique. Explore the human experience in deep and wonderful ways through Spark's galleries. Energy and Innovation is currently closed, and going through an innovative transformation!

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Creative Kids Museum

For the littlest sparklers with the biggest imaginations, the Creative Kids Museum (CKM) is 10,000 square feet of fun. So bring your kiddos, 0-8, and come, be free, and discover!

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School Programs

Field trips filled to the brim with science, math, and the unexpected. Take students dancing for math, or creating for science in the many programs available for students from kindergarten all the way to grade 12! Reservations are filling up, so book soon!

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Virtual Programs

Students and classes are officially invited to explore the enigmatic worlds of things like surgery, the mountains, the ocean and more!

Discover more about Sparks award-winning virtual programs below, and register before spots fill up!

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Getting here

TELUS Spark Science Centre
220 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, AB

PARKING

Parking at Spark is managed by Calgary Parking Authority through ParkPlus. If paying by mobile, enter Zone 8310 or use one of the pay machines located near the front doors, to pay online with ParkPlus click here.

More info

$7 Daily Parking

PUBLIC TRANSIT/BIKING

If travelling by public transit, take the LRT to the Zoo Station, exit the Zoo pedestrian tunnel to the right (north). Walking time to Spark from the Zoo is approximately 10-15 minutes. Spark is conveniently located near Calgary's bike path system.

ACCESSIBILITY

Spark is committed to making science accessible to all. Financial hardship should not be a barrier for anyone to explore the powerful world of science! Learn more >>

ACCESS 2

Aides with the Access 2 pass assisting guests with disabilities can attend the facility at no cost and must call 403.817.6800 to reserve a complimentary ticket.

What Spark is Doing to Keep You Safe

  1. All cleaning procedures now use “wipe twice” method to clean first, then disinfect second (as required by AHS) 
  2. All cleaning products comply with Health Canada's COVID-19 cleaning regulations
  3. All garbage bins replaced with touchless receptacles, and emptied more regularly where PPE is being discarded by visitors or staff 
  4. Increased number of touchless hand sanitizers for visitors and staff with at least 60% alcohol-based 

Health & Safety Guidelines

Science has never mattered more. To help protect against the spread of COVID-19, you should:

  • As of Monday, September 20, TELUS Spark Science Centre will be implementing the R.E.P. in conjunction with the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.
  • Masks are also required of all guests to the science centre and must be worn in all indoor areas. 
  • Stay home if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone sick with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Spark will be complying with the City of Calgary bylaws, and the AHS guidelines.
  • Help prevent the spread by following the Alberta Health Services Guidelines, and please, if you are eligible, get vaccinated!
  • Self-screen using the Alberta COVID-19 Self-Assessment
  • Wash your hands often and well for at least 20 seconds. Refer to hand-washing guidance here.
  • The health and safety of Spark's employees, visitors, volunteers, families and students are a top priority. Spark is closely monitoring regular updates about COVID-19 and following guidelines from the Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The current situation in Alberta can be found here.

FAQs

    • Are masks required indoors?

      Updated September 3, 2021 – As of Monday, September 20, TELUS Spark Science Centre will be implementing the R.E.P. in conjunction with the Mandatory Vaccination Policy, and masks are also required of all guests to the science centre and must be worn in all indoor areas.

    • Does Spark have a vaccine policy?

      As of Monday, September 20, TELUS Spark Science Centre will be implementing the R.E.P. in conjunction with the Mandatory Vaccination Policy. In order to come to the science centre you provide one of the following: Proof of Vaccination, Documentation of Medical Exemption, or Proof of Privately-Paid NCR or Rapid-Test. Find more information see Spark's Vaccine Policy.

    • Will there be food available for purchase?

      Yes. The Spark Eatery and front entrance cafe will be open at full capacity.

    • How is the air being filtered at Spark?

      Spark uses MERV 13 pre-filters and heap main filters. Its air handling units are “Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems” DOAS. These units take 100% outdoor air, condition it then supply the building. The air is then returned from the conditioned space and exhausted outdoors.

    • What should I bring with me?

      All guests over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a mask indoors. Many of the guests that come to Spark are 12 and under and cannot be vaccinated. Disposable and reusable masks will be available for purchase on site (limited quantities available).

      Plan for outdoor weather conditions.

      Water - Vending and bottled water is available for purchase. Water fountains will be closed.

      Sunscreen – Limited indoor spaces are available for access.

      Stroller (if needed)

      Comfortable shoes

      Your curiosity!

    • Can I leave and come back in?

      Due to Spark’s timed ticketing system, visitors will be required to leave immediately after visitation to eliminate congestion on the property or in the parking lot.

      Once you exit you cannot re-enter the same day without a new timed ticket.

      However, you can re-enter the building to visit the Spark Store or food kiosk if the building capacity has not been reached.

    • Do members need a timed ticket?

      No, members are no long required to reserve a ticket for entry.

    • Do membership discounts still apply in the store?

      Yes, all members receive a 10% off discount off the Spark Store.

    • Is the Spark Store open?

      Absolutely! You can also shop online and your purchase will be ready for pickup when you complete your visit.

    • Is the experience wheelchair accessible? Are wheelchairs available to rent?

      The outdoor pathway may not be accessible in parts. Limited wheelchairs are available onsite for a small deposit on a first-come first-served basis.

    • What if I have a complimentary ticket?

      Complimentary tickets will still be honoured at this time. To use your complimentary ticket, please call 403.817.6800.

    • Are you accepting cash?

      Yes.

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