How to Make a Monster

How to Make a Monster


This exhibit is included with a General Admission ticket and is free for our members.

Watch the video.

Feature Exhibition: How to Make a Monster - The Art & Technology of Animatronics

Get ready, the secrets behind how to make a monster will come to TELUS World of Science - Edmonton as this extraordinary exhibition shows the ‘behind the scenes’ art and technology of animatronics.

Watch the 1-minute video as John Cox talks about the exhibition.

How to Make a Monster creates an opportunity for audiences to become animatronic puppeteers, lighting technicians, creature designers and more! Find out how science, engineering, technology and art all go into creating some of your favourite blockbuster films and TV shows.

This internationally-shown exhibition features the work of 1995 Visual Effects Academy Award Winner for Babe – John Cox, and his Creature Workshop.

Visitors will interact with some of his creations: run Inspector Gadget into a stop sign, touch alien guts from Pitch Black, be an on-set puppeteer with the crocodile from Peter Pan, and welcoming you to come inside is the Ape from Disney’s George of the Jungle 2.

Discover the skills and process involved in bringing creatures from the written page to the silver screen. Visitors will see how monsters are created and learn how animatronic components such as pulleys, miniature motors, and steel are designed and installed to create the bones and muscles that make monsters move.



Admission Rates!


General Admission
and 1 IMAX
Same day
Adult (18+)$16.95$24.95
Child (3-12)$12.95$18.95
Youth (13-17), Student with ID$14.95$21.95
Senior (65+)$14.95$21.95
Family (2 adults + 4 children/youths)$71.95$117.95



Adult (18+)FREE$6.98
Child (3-12)FREE$4.75
Youth (13-17), Student with IDFREE$5.98
Senior (65+)FREE$5.98

All ticket prices are + GST.

Children 2 years of age and under - FREE admission.

Combo rates not valid with commercial films playing in the IMAX Theatre.

General Admission includes all exhibit galleries, science demonstrations, and full-dome shows (excludes feature exhibitions).

Pricing subject to change without notice.