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Get your science on!

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

Effective November 15, 2021, paper copies of vaccine records without QR codes are no longer valid. TELUS Spark Science Centre following Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program. 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

  • Sparkle Sparkle - Santa, selfies, and science! Warm up the darkest winter nights with the brightest and safest indoor holiday light experience November 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Meet Flint the Robo Dog - A brand new robo-dog is ready to win over hearts and minds as the new mentor and mascot for a series of coding programs for kids at TELUS Spark Science Centre. Adopted all the way from Boston Dynamics, Flint will steal your heart...not to mention your shoes, tennis balls and snacks. As Spark’s official education ambassador, Flint is the poster-pup for tech learning programs that will make kids keen about coding! Learn more here.
  • The digital immersive experience - 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 the moments in life that matter and make a difference.
  • 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.
  • Birdly, now boarding - introducing Spark's first official VR experience. Soar through the age of the dinosaurs, and get virtually transformed into a member the pterosaur family, and take science to new heights! Secure your flight for $5!
  • These and other fun experiences will be awaiting your arrival!

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

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.

Operating Hours

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

On Now at Spark

  • DIGITAL 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

Birdly, Now Boarding

Spark is officially now boarding flights to the age of the dinosaurs, and to explore the late Jurassic period. Soar to new heights, and get virtually transformed into a kepodactylus!

Discover more about departure information, and flight plans for Birdly below:

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Sparkle Sparkle

Santa, selfies, and science! Get your cameras ready for the perfect photo under enormous glimmering, shimmering spaces, with LED walls, huge geometric structures, strands of bejewelled light hanging in and around you.

Warm up the darkest winter nights with the brightest and safest indoor holiday light experience on now until January 2, 2022!

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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!

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  • Open Year-Round

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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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.

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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