Calgary’s TELUS Spark

Calgary’s TELUS Spark

We love that our TWOSE membership also offers FREE access to TELUS Spark!
A visit to Calgary’s TELUS Spark is a special treat for our family! Photos by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Did you know? If you are a member of the TELUS World of Science Edmonton, your membership offers free admission to a consortium of other science centres and museums around North America! It’s part of the Association of Science and Technology Centres Travel Passport Program. The closest option for Edmontonians is Calgary’s TELUS Spark Science Centre!

We love visiting TELUS Spark! Below are a few of our favourite features. Keep scrolling for our “know before you go” tips, as well as the address, map and links!

The Digital Immersion Gallery is one of our favourites at Calgary's TELUS Spark.
The Digital Immersion Gallery at Calgary’s TELUS Spark. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
DIGITAL IMMERSION GALLERY
  • Referred to as the “3,000 square foot pixel playground”, the Digital Immersion Gallery is a unique chance to be a part of a story or visual experience. Imagery covers the gallery from floor to ceiling and often involves motion detection features!
  • “SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond” is the current feature in the Digital Immersion Gallery until October 2024.
  • Learn more about the Digital Immersion Gallery HERE
The dress forms are a favourite part of Open Studio at Calgary's TELUS Spark
The dress forms are our favourite part of Open Studio! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
OPEN STUDIO
  • Its slogan is “Think with your hands”! Open studio is a place to play, create and tinker! This area features everything from electronics to old fashioned building materials and everything in between. A popular area features virtual reality games. We also tried making a stop-motion movie, constructing air-pressure ball tunnels, and the girls’ favourite, the dress form centre!
  • Tip: If you’re hoping to try one of the Virtual Reality experiences, make that your first stop of the day, as it tends to get filled up fast on busy days!
  • Learn more about Open Studio HERE
We love the Creative Kids Museum at Calgary's TELUS Spark!
The Creative Kids Museum includes a climber that is just for children! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
CREATIVE KIDS MUSEUM
  • Billed at 10,000 square feet of fun for young scientists, the Creative Kids Museum offers much more than just the maze-like play structure pictured here! There is a lot of hands-on play for kids, with options to please all the senses! The Theatre allows kids to dress up and perform on stage – or work behind the scenes and operate the lights and background effects! A huge water play area takes up the centre of this gallery – you might consider packing a change of clothes!
  • Tip: The Creative Kids Museum has bathroom buildings and water fountains right inside. There are separate areas for babies and toddlers. There’s also a nursing room available.
  • Learn more about the Creative Kids Museum HERE
The Brainasium outdoor playground is an amazing attraction at Calgary's TELUS Spark.
Climb up four levels to slide down the Brainasium Super Slide! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
THE BRAINASIUM
  • The Brainasium is much more than just a tall tower and super slide! This outdoor play space is full of opportunities to think AND play! We LOVE the extensive log climbing area, the undulating balance beam, the different kinds of swings and so much more. There are also signs located all around the park with information and tips about things like risky play and information on why play is important! Something we’re looking forward to for our summer visit is the new Junkyard Playground – a unique area for playing with discarded materials.
  • Tip: The Brainasium is a fenced play area and is only accessible from inside TELUS Spark.
  • Learn more about the Brainasium HERE
A climbing log section is another feature of the Brainasium at Calgary's TELUS Spark.
The Brainasium will test your brain and your brawn! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds
Know Before You Go
  • TELUS World of Science Edmonton members can access TELUS Spark for FREE!
  • Parking at Spark is $7 and can be paid at machines located near the entrance. Coins and credit cards are accepted.
  • Loonie lockers are located just inside the Spark main entrance
  • Infinity Dome shows are included with your admission! If the science center is busy, line up 15-20 minutes early so that you don’t miss out.
  • The Spark Eatery and Astronaut Ice Cream cafe are two options when visiting Spark. You can also bring your own food and use tables provided in the eatery or outside in the Brainasium.
Take a spin on the red top chairs at Calgary's TELUS Spark.
Take a spin on the red top chairs at TELUS Spark! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds

TELUS Spark

  • Where: 220 St. George’s Dr NE, Calgary, Alberta
  • More info: HERE
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