Holidays at Spark

Holidays at Spark

Your guide to what's on at Spark this holiday season

Hope, with a dash of science

Spark invites you and your cohort to come and safely take part in the holiday offerings at the science centre. The experience of daytime and evening hours are very different. Be sure to book time ticketed spots to come and enjoy the holidays at Spark!

During the day, Spark offers its galleries, Dome Theatre shows, and the new exhibition, Arctic Voices. Discover the majesty and fragility of the Arctic through interactive exhibits, wildlife biofacts from remarkable animals, and diverse stories from dedicated scientists and the resilient people that inhabit the region. You can get all your gifts at the Spark Store and have lunch in the Eatery. The outdoor Brainasium is open all year too! Spark closes at 4:00 PM daily. Spark is closed during day on Mondays and Tuesdays. View hours here.

During the evening, Spark reopens at 5:00 PM and transforms into a sparkling installation of lights. Walk through a massive shimmering northern lights cave, warm up by a towering LED bonfire, and be spellbound by shooting stars in one of Canada's largest dome theatres. Enjoy a sweet treat from the Eatery, shop in the Spark Store for that perfect science-inspired gift and even a take-home craft to make at home.

Please Note

Daytime tickets are not valid for Sparkle Sparkle

Sparkle Sparkle is a separate evening event with special admission prices

Daytime Hours

Wed-Sun | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed | Mon-Tue & Dec 25

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Evening Hours (Sparkle Sparkle)

Mon-Sun | Timed Tickets available 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Closed | Dec 24, 25, 31

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Safety

Masks are required indoors

Cohorts of 6 or less

Timed ticketing in effect

Limited capacity

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Daytime Activities

  • Limited time only

Arctic Voices

Discover the majesty and fragility of the Arctic through interactive exhibits, wildlife biofacts from remarkable animals, and diverse stories from dedicated scientists and the resilient people that inhabit the region. Arctic Voices will take you on a journey to a fascinating and changing region.

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Dome Theatre

Spark's Dome theatre stretches 3 stories high and over 21 metres across! Sit back and let the 360° degree visuals transport you to another place through featured films.

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Galleries

Explore the wonders of our universe! Each gallery is rich with exhibits designed to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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Spark Store

Your one-stop-shop for the curious! The Spark Store offers unique science inspired gifts for kids and adults. Explore a curated selection including creative kits for kids to weird and quirky glassware, games, robot kits and so much more!

Shop online

Spark Eatery

Spark Eatery celebrates home cooking with a global twist, and a dash of science! You can order off the menu or select from quick grab n’ go items that are made fresh daily.

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Please note: Daytime tickets are not valid for evening activities

Evening Activities

  • One-way path

Sparkle Sparkle

The Calgary science centre warms up the darkest winter nights with an original and delightful indoor holiday light experience. Walk through a massive shimmering northern lights cave, warm up by a towering LED bonfire, and be spellbound by shooting stars in one of Canada's largest dome theatres.

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Sugar Shack

Follow the irresistible aromas to the second floor and make a stop at the Sugar Shack as you journey through Sparkle Sparkle! Home to freshly baked cookies, cakes, buns and more delicious holiday drinks and treats. Baking is science after all!

Exclusive Sparkle Sparkle Experience

360° Visual Experience: Nebula Rise

Transcend into a nebula, where stars are born, in one of Canada's largest dome theatres. Prepared to be allured by hypnotic visuals and bask in the wonders of the cosmos.

Exclusive Sparkle Sparkle Experience

Illumination Station

'Tis the season to get crafty! Dash to the Illumination Station and make a starry paper lantern. Yours to gift or keep! Located on the second floor.

Exclusive Sparkle Sparkle Experience

Spark Store

Your one-stop-shop for the curious! The Spark Store offers unique science inspired gifts for kids and adults. Explore a curated selection including creative kits for kids to weird and quirky glassware, games, robot kits and so much more!

Shop online