After spending about five days in Banff National Park, we headed to Calgary for the afternoon. We had an early morning flight the next day and decided to spend the night there to save some time. The TELUS Spark Science Center was everything we were looking for and more! It caters to every age group and has interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, and educational demonstrations.
We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon in June around 12:30pm and had about 3.5 hours to explore before it closed. We were the ONLY ones there! Even though we had the entire place to ourselves we found that we could have spent more time there. It was that expansive and fun!
The four of us had a blast seeing how high we could jump, watching a drum beat our heartbeat, laying on a bed of nails, watching lights respond to different sounds, designing a cartoon with tangible items, learning how water erodes land, and so much more! We had a lot of trouble pulling the kids away (literally) from some of the exhibits.
Despite all of the fun inside the center, the most fun they had was on the outside. There is an outdoor space called “The Brainasium”. The only thing J wanted to do was climb the high ropes course over and over again. Jon and I also climbed the course and had a good time sliding down the big slide.
There was so much more that we could have explored at the TELUS Spark Science Center, but I don’t think we understood it’s expansiveness and how fun it would be until we arrived. Looks like we’ll have to plan another trip to the Calgary area!