Address: 11211 – 142 Street, Edmonton, AB
Gordie’s Review (6 years old): What was your favorite part? “I liked the airplane movie”
Nicky’s Review (3 year old): What was your favorite part? “I liked playing”
Day Pass Cost (2016): General – $19.95; child(3-12) – $13.95; Youth(13-17) – $16.95; ( Senior (60+) – $16.95; infant (2 and under) – free, Family (2 adults and 4 children/youths) $79.95
Food Services: There is a Cafe with meals and snacks on the main floor.
Age Range: All ages.
Stay Length: Expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours. You could easily spend most of a day if your kids were interested in really engaging with the hands on exhibits. (Without seeing any traveling exhibits, movies or theatre presentations)
Overall: We visited the Telus World of Science on a cold rainy Saturday in the Summer. It was super busy and pretty crowded. We didn’t get to see everything that the science centre had to offer so the review is not exhaustive but it will give you an idea of some of their exhibits.
In addition to the exhibits, there is also a demonstration stage set up on the main floor and exploration stations where kids can see science in action.
In atrium space on the second floor you can find some traditional science experiment stations.
This area is designed for kids 8 and under. The space is set up so kids can learn through play. This area is smaller than I had expected and can get kind of crowded and congested on a busy day. There is also not a lot of places for adults to sit. You kind of feel in the way no matter where you are.
That being said, this will probably be a highlight of the visit for younger kids. The first area is set up like an airport.
Complete with luggage, security x-ray station, and an airplane.
My son absolutely loved this spot and spent most of his time here.
The middle area has a giant water table.
One of the coolest parts is the conveyor that will move the balls up and around.
The third area has a playhouse and things for kids to build with.
It tended to be a little less crowded than the other two spots.
They also have a toddler area just for kids 3 and under.
It has a space theme and there are things like big soft balls, different materials to touch on the ‘moon’ and some room to crawl around. My daughter was three and this didn’t hold her interest. It would be great for toddlers and crawling babies.
The Body Fantastic
The Body Fantastic is all about how your body works. The displays have a carnival theme which can be a little overwhelming especially when the space is busy.
They have a lot of hands on things and 3-D models that help you learn about how your body works. Here you can push ‘food’ through the intestines.
If your kids thing that bathroom humor and boogers are hilarious, they will love the Gallery of the Gross. Featuring gross things that relate the the human body.
The Space Place is all about astronomy and astronauts. The displays have a comic book theme which is cool but can also be a bit busy. One of the coolest things they have here is an actual moon rock.
Syncrude Environment Gallery
This ended up being my favorite gallery at the Telus World of Science. The set up is a little more traditional with lots of displays about the weather, geology and ecology.
They have some really cool visual displays too. The one below shows the number of known species compared to the estimated number of species on Earth.
You can discover things like how tree rings can provide information about the weather conditions it grew in.
And engage with many interactive displays like this one, demonstrating how mountains are made.
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