Today's science is presented by the The Telus World Of Science in an entertaining and interactive approach.
A visit to the Telus World of Science Calgary is an educational experience disguised as plain old fun.
Through a combination of exhibits, shows, demonstrations, films, classes, and programs, the center uses an entertaining, interactive approach to teach both the young and the young at heart about the scientific matters.
Formerly known as the Calgary Science Centre, the charitable organization granted naming rights to Telus, a Canadian telecommunications company, in exchange for a pledge of nine million dollars in 2005.
Since then, TWOS has made good use of its resources, building a new Creative Kids Museum in an adjoining lot and breaking ground for an expansion project.
Bigger, better versions of TWOS and the museum are scheduled to open at a new location north of the Calgary Zoo by 2011.
This quote from the new TELUS SPARK Science Site says it all:
” The culmination of over a decade of planning, design and construction to bring Calgary’s new Science Centre to life will light a spark of wonder and excitement in
While everyone enjoyed the Old Science Centre , it’s is agreed by all who have visited the NEW TELUS SPARK SCIENCE CENTRE that it far exceeds everything that went before!!
BE SURE TO VISIT THIS WONDERFUL NEW SITE!
THE DOWNTOWN DOME HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE NEW LOCATION.
The $160 million centre spans over 153, 000 square feet!
220 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2
In this multi-media theater, lessons hit the big screen, with enhanced sound, computer graphics, slides, and motion-picture images lending star quality to the various presentations.
In Human Body, techniques such as thermal imagery and x-rays give the audience a super-sized view of the human body from the inside out.
The show unravels the mysteries of bodily processes in interesting ways, as when it takes viewers on a trip on a tomato from mouth to stomach.
For those who are not squeamish, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure explores the lives of forty tropical insects, shown at a cringe-inducing magnification of 250,000.
There are numerous other films to watch, and groups can use the Choose Your Own Adventure option to schedule a particular show to coincide with their visits.
For those who prefer hands-on experiences, TWOS offers many interactive exhibits, such as the new Kidstuff, an exploration of classic toys from the sixties and seventies that includes a life-sized Chutes and Ladders game.
In Amazement Park, guests can engage in a variety of fun tasks, such as serving as a human bobsled or lifting a 320-kilogram globe with an 8-meter ruler.
The Demo Theatre uses interactive demonstrations, activities, and movies to explain scientific discoveries and phenomena such as force, motion, magnetism, and electricity.
In the Lego® MindstormsTM Centre, a 45-minute facilitated program allows visitors to use a computer software system to create, program, and test a robot.
The aim of these activities is education, and in this spirit of learning TWOS also offers many courses and programs for various age groups.
These include astronomy classes for adults and science programs for schoolchildren or children’s groups.
Teachers or parents can register students for spring break camps, summer camps, Science Kidzzz Sleepovers, or any of the numerous offerings.
For all courses, exhibits, and activities, TWOS lists the appropriate age groups and the school curriculum requirements to which they relate.
Visitors can incorporate learning into a special occasion by renting a room for birthday parties or other functions, and TWOS hosts special events throughout the year.
The facility is open seven days a week, including most holidays, and the admission price for TWOS includes access to the Creative Kids Museum, and vice versa.
Telus World of Science Calgary will make you love science, even if you never did before. For more information, visit
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