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TELUS Spark

220 St. Georges Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T2, Canada
403 817-6800
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Ranked #81 of 223 attractions in Calgary
Type: Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: TELUS Spark is a non-profit organization with a mission to become a role model and force for social change. It takes a core set of skills to create... more » Owner description: TELUS Spark is a non-profit organization with a mission to become a role model and force for social change. It takes a core set of skills to create something new, whether it's a ground breaking discovery or a toy robot. TELUS Spark is a place to build these skills by using your imagination to see beyond what exists, your curiosity to formulate a question and persistence and problem-solving skills to keep going, despite surprises and mistakes, to find the confidence in yourself to uncover the answers. « less
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The building looks great from the outside, but there is not much on the inside. It is also very expensive!! You have to pay $5 for parking and the admission fee is $20 per adult and $13 for kids. If you want to see a show in the planetarium that will cost you another $8 for adults and $5 for... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure if my 3 year old would find it interesting, but they have a huge play area for kids his age. The science exhibits also include things that a child his age would find interesting. We liked it so much that we got a season pass.

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Calgary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took our 9 year old grandson shortly after it opened. He was through it in about 30 minutes, and said that was enough. This is the same kid who used to spend hours in the old Science Centre! The price is over the top for most families. Very disappointed.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Four of us went to the recent Adults Only evening event -- and had a great time! We had purchased tickets in advance -- so no line-up -- just a quick walk through to get our tickets scanned and we were in. There was an awesome DJ playing music -- a short line up at the bar -- and two... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The kids love going to the science centre, it's one of their favorite activities. My oldest (6) loves the theatre, my son (4) loves all the building stations and will spend hours making various things. I'm also always impressed with the staff members who sit at the stations and build with him. My youngest (2) loves the water area. We... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

While the architecture of the building is impressive, the first shock you get is the price - it is way overpriced, especially when I compare to other science centers and museums ( and I am not even talking about places like free of charge Smithsonian ). The ground floor is basically a one large kids playground - yes, it is... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was a frequent visitor at the old science centre. It was pretty cool with lots of nooks and crannies. I was looking forward to seeing the new location. You have to pay five dollar for parking which is ok considering the old place has limited parking and was an impark lot. The price to get into this place is... More

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very disappointing by comparison to the old science center (according to my son and my own impression). Creative kids museum is the only ‘alive’ place (though not as good as the old one used to be…). Current traveling exhibition about nature forces was interesting. Overall, I don’t think it provides good value for money – this place is really expensive... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

So we decided to return to Telus Spark to see if the place improve since when we first visited back in 2012. The reason we went is because we heard there was new exhibit called "Nature Unleashed". It was amazing but not for the price we paid. Admission fees are still high and you have to pay extra for parking.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I had high hopes coming here. I have been to the one in Edmonton which is fantastic! So I was excited for this location. The building is nice and it lights up really cool at night different colours. However inside was not that interesting.. They had minimal boring exhibits and I felt like it was too small... like they could... More

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