Virtual Programs

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Can’t make it to Spark? No problem! This series surprises and delights, while taking students in classrooms or at home on unique virtual adventures. Winner of the Canadian Museums Association / Association des musées canadiens Award for Outstanding Achievement in Audience Outreach.

  • GRADES 3-5

The Whale Trail

Swim along the West Coast of Canada and discover the Whale Trail with Ocean Wise. Led by a marine expert, students get up close and personal with humpbacks, orcas and other ocean giants.

March 2, 2023

May 4, 2023

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  • GRADES 5-7

Banff National Park: Blazing Trails

Feel like a wilderness hike? This session takes students to Banff National Park to learn about the resident wildlife and their habitats. Discover how animals interact with their habitats in the mountains, how wildlife monitoring and management works and how fire is actually very important!

May 25, 2023

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  • GRADES 4-9

The Milky Way

Ever want to be an astronaut for a day? Now boarding all students and teachers for a round trip into the Milky Way! Direct From the Milky Way, presented by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, takes participants on a galactic journey to visit nearby stars, nebulae and clusters.

April 26, 2023

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  • GRADES 1-7

The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Get wild and connect with experts from the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary! Learn about what it takes to care for these canines, as well as their journeys to the Sanctuary.

March 16, 2023

June 1, 2023

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  • GRADES 4-7

The Fossil Record

Dinosaurs are never not cool! This session tests each student's paleontological skills. Coming in virtually from the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in northern Alberta, this Direct From will show students how to unearth local palaeontological mysteries!

January 25, 2023

April 5, 2023

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  • GRADES 2-5

Polar Bears International

Spark has partnered with Polar Bears International to bring students a un-brrr-lievable Direct From! Experts from Polar Bears International help students learn all about these unique mammals and how they survive in the Arctic.

February 22, 2023

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  • GRADES 9-12

The Operating Room

Paging all students to the operating room! In this exclusive peek inside an operating room at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, witness a total knee replacement and learn from both an anesthesiologist and a surgeon.

February 28, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 31, 2023

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Operation Minerva

Operation Minerva is a one-day virtual conference for grade 8 students, who identify as girls or gender diverse, to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics – all from actual STEAM professionals!

Stay tuned for more information in January 2023.

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  • 60 MINS
  • GRADES K-12

Backstage Pass to the Future

It's a virtual behind the scenes journey into the heart of Spark! Get up close and personal with the technology and architectural features. Discover how gallery experiences help visitors engage with the sciences by integrating art and creativity. From sustainability initiatives such as the solar carport to innovative experiences like the Digital Immersion Gallery, see Spark like never before!


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To book, email [email protected] or call 403.817.6802.

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TELUS Spark Science Centre’s award-winning virtual programs encourage students to discover answers through a hands-on approach!

Thank you to Spark’s School Program Sponsor, Repsol.

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Educators, there are virtual programs for you too!

Students are not the only ones who get to learn with Spark. Check out sessions with world-class speakers and academics from all around.

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