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Telus Spark

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Established  October 29, 2011
Visitors  380,000 annually
Phone  +1 403-817-6800
Type  Science museum
President  Jennifer Martin
Province  Alberta
Telus Spark
Location  220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta
Address  220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2, Canada
Hours  Open today · 9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–9PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday10AM–5PMSunday10AM–4PMMonday10AM–4PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Calaway Park, Heritage Park Historical, Prince's Island Park, Calgary Zoo, Glenbow Museum

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The Telus Spark is a science museum with interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. There are more than 380,000 visitors annually, including over 77,000 students.


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Telus Spark – Calgary originally opened as the Calgary Centennial Planetarium on July 1, 1967. In 1983 the Calgary Science Centre Society began a bid to bring a science centre to Calgary and in 1987 they received an operating agreement that would transform the planetarium into the Calgary Science Centre. The Calgary Science Centre was renamed Telus World of Science – Calgary after a $9 Million donation from Telus Corporation on April 27, 2005. The original site, located on 11 Street SW in Calgary's Downtown West End, closed on June 27, 2011, and was replaced by a new science centre called Telus Spark. The new science centre is located on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) site at 220 St. Georges Drive NE in Nose Creek Valley, north of the Calgary Zoo. Telus Spark opened on October 29, 2011.

Feature Programs

TELUS Spark offers a range of digital media and maker workshops, school programs, youth programs, sleepovers, birthday parties, and various spring and summer science and art camps.

HD Digital Dome Theatre

The HD Digital Dome Theatre can show films or live planetarium shows, using an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 computer graphics system with 17.7 million pixels of resolution, 4 SRX projectors, and a 19,500 watt sound system. There is also a digital media studio where visitors can learn computer graphics techniques, from computer programming and coding to intensive animation workshops.

Earth & Sky

Earth & Sky explores geology, meteorology and astronomy.

Energy & Innovation

Energy & Innovation explores the various forms of energy and the effects they have on society.

Being Human

The Being Human space explores human physiology.

Open Studio

The Open Studio shows youths how to use technology in art.

Creative Kids Museum

Designed for children under the age of nine, the Creative Kids Museum has a water play area, a climbing structure, a maker space, a miniature theatre, a reading nook, and a stimulating crawling track designed for toddlers.

Feature Gallery

The Feature Gallery hosts temporary touring exhibitions, and can be rented for tradeshows and other private functions.


Telus Spark Wikipedia

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