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TELUS Spark

220 St. Georges Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T2, Canada
403 817-6800
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Ranked #102 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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Dryden, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We got free tickets to the Dome so we decided to go. We regretted it almost immediately. First we couldn't just go to the Dome, we had to pay general admission to get our "free" tickets. $40 later we get the tickets. We are told we are going to see Forces of Nature which looked awesome. We actually got to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I found that although very modern, that the new science center lacks creativity, aside from their previous location. The only highlight of my experience was their outdoor slide. The activities presented were very calgarian themed, but for someone who is interested in science, there wasn't much provided. Overall, the staff were nice, but I don't plan on going again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't waste your money, unless you have a child in the age range of 3-5. Perhaps when the sponsors are big oil and gas and telecommunications the focus isn't on real science and learning. Hmm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Paid parking, entrance fee then went paid for my kids and grand kids meals. Before we got one bite the intercome said methane leak and to exit building. I was out 150 dollars. Bad review

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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. The evacuation was a false alarm. The system alarm is an early warning detection system in place to ensure public safety. The alarm triggers a protocol for our organization to safely clear the building until the first responders determine it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The kids area will entertain kids aged 3-7 especially the play gym. The remaining displays are disappointing. If you go once, you don't need to go again.

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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 permanent exhibits are constantly undergoing changes and upgrades, and we bring in traveling exhibits for extended runs annually. In addition, we recently opened our Brainasium Outdoor Park to enormous success, and will be announcing an exciting new exhibit coming... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my niece and nephew hoping for a science experience. Cost of entrance including Dome show with a discount coupon for the dome show was $92.00 for 4. Cost of 4 cheeseburgers, 2 large fries and drinks $32.00 The dome show was great but it would have been nice if it had been included in the entry fee, then we... 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. 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. We... More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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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. Although our target audience is young families, we do 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... More

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While traveling across Canada I had the pleasure of stopping at Telus Spark with my family of 4. We were beyond impressed. We were in the Center for five hours and would have stayed longer if we could have. There are so many hands on activities, very educational and indoor/outdoor structures. The store was well organized, cafeteria had many affordable... 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 wish you lived closer too! Be sure to come back for another visit when you're next in town. Kind regards, Barry on the TELUS Spark Team More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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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. Glad to hear you and your kids enjoyed what we have to offer. We do have a number of membership options to suit most household budgets (Green, Gold, Individual, Family), so I would encourage you to contact our Membership department... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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