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TELUS Spark

220 St. Georges Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T2, Canada
403 817-6800
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Ranked #96 of 228 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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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I am visiting from Denver.....Is this a daycare or science centre. you will see for yourself...20 bucks for a glorified daycare. whoever is running this place knows nothing about real science!! stay away! save your money

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We are heading back there today, the kids loved it so much the first time. The demonstrations were amazing, very interactive! I wish there were coupons or a better rate on the membership passes though.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

$60 for 6 to see a 40 minute doc that wasn't even hi-definition. Would've been better on my home t.v. Be ready to pay a lot to park your car too. Won't go back with my family until they fix prices.

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. Our HD Digital Dome Theatre is a state of the art venue with 4K High Definition Digital resolution on a 21m wide dome that extends 10m high. In addition to immersive movie experiences, we offer live planetarium shows daily. The... More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits. But at a cost of about $75 for a basic admission (no movies) for a family of four, it is not good value.

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. If you would like more information on our pricing models, please visit our FAQ page at sparkscience.ca. Have you considered a membership to TELUS Spark? We offer a wide range of options that can work with most family budgets, and... More

Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I took my 6 year old to this attraction on a Friday in August. We got there a few minutes after 10am and spent 20 mins in line for admission. The crowds were big already and the amount of kids was crazy! We found it frustrating trying to check out displays or interactive booths when little kids... More

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. We were exceptionally busy that week, and appreciate your patience with line-ups and crowds. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Brainasium Park and our Live Science Demo (these are two popular value-adds to your admission at TELUS Spark). We’re sorry... More

Calgary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As an adult, I did not find the Telus Spark as appealing, as I would have if we had young children. It is very interactive and hands on and is a place where children would have a lot of fun ; especially if they have a keen interest in science or just want to play. There is a lot of... More

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. We offer an Adults Only Night (second Thursday of every month, 6-10pm), where you’re sure to find something appealing (whether it’s themed programming, visiting galleries sans children, or enjoying a drink and a Dome Show). A new traveling exhibit is... More

Edmonton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Always impressed by the amount of hands on, interactive displays there are. We only had a short time there (spent about 4 hours) and felt we were racing through the exhibits in order to see/feel/try everything. The outdoor play area is new and a big hit. Allows the children to slide down a 65 foot tunnel. Although it's beside the... More

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting TELUS Spark and taking the time to post your comments. Glad you enjoyed your 4+ hours both inside and out! There really is so much on offer here. Hope to see you again soon! Barry on the TELUS Spark Team More

Sherwood Park, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of hands on interaction to explain geology, history, and science to children. As an adult, I did find it not very interesting but our kids seem to enjoy themselves. We spent 2 1/2 hours there and that was sufficient. There is an outdoor portion with a large climbing structure and slide as well as the indoor exhibits. Overall, a... More

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. We offer an Adults Only Night (second Thursday of every month, 6-10pm), where you’re sure to find something interesting (whether it’s eclectic themed programming, visiting galleries sans children, or enjoying a drink and a Dome Show). Please visit our website... More

Lethbridge, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Spark is always a fun place to be where you need more time than you have. However, after picking a hotel package that included tickets ot Spark so we could check out the NEW outdoor playground - advertised as opening July 4th - we were surprised to arrive on August 12th and see machines working in the playground and no... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice modern building but little to do compared to other Science Centers in Canada I have visited. Nice friendly staff that welcome you at the ticket counter although long line ups could be processed more quickly with more staff. Two floors encompassing several sections but very small and minimal interaction with true science. The restaurant food was ok but typically... More

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SparkCalgary, Guest Relations Manager at TELUS Spark, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time both to visit TELUS Spark and to provide us with your feedback on your experience. We’re happy to hear that you were met with friendly staff at our front desk. It sounds like you may have arrived a particularly busy time, and though we do our best to process entrances as quickly as we can,... More

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