Guide & Scout Programs

October to June

With a wide range of courses for Guide and Scout Programs, we emphasize hands-on learning that makes science and technology fun!

ASTRONOMY BADGE*: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Look way up! Explore the Solar System in this two-hour program that meets the astronomy requirements for certain badges (Brownie Space Badge, Guide Astronomy Badge, Cub Astronomer Badge, etc.).

Learn how to identify stars and constellations during a live presentation about the night sky; experience a planetarium show in the Ziedler Dome, participate in a special space science presentation on our Science Demo Stage.

Weather permitting, visit to our Observatory to explore our night sky through telescopes**. 

Dates & Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (excluding statutory holidays)

Fee:  $12.75 + GST per participant, with all group leaders being free of charge.

Minimum attendance: 20

Maximum attendance: 30

Note:  Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance of the program date.

Information about Sleepover Programs for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfiners, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Junior Forest Wardens, School Groups and Organized Church Groups!

SELF DIRECTED EXPLORATION*: Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts 

Let your imagination run wild in The Science Garage, immerse yourself in the carnival that is The Body Fantastic (Allard Family Gallery), be one with nature in the Syncrude Environment Gallery and watch science come alive on the demonstration stage.

You can also go on a fantastic voyage through the universe in our newly re-imaged Zeidler Dome and S.P.A.C.E. Gallery!

Pre-book your group for a visit during our regular hours of operation and receive a discount. 

Dates: Monday to Sunday

Times: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change)

Fee: 10% discount for groups of 20 - 50 people.  20% discount for groups of 51+ people 

Admission Fees and Show Schedules. Prices, schedules and program elements subject to change without notice.


REGISTER BY PHONE: Call 780-451-3344, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

REGISTER AT THE BOX OFFICE: Sunday to Thursday and Holidays from 10:00 aam. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Programs are limited to capacity. Book early to avoid disappointment. Schedules and projram elements are subject to change without notice. Minimum registration may apply. 

Cash, Interac, VISA, MasterCard or money order payable to: Edmonton Space & Science Foundation.

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 30 days in order to confirm your booking.

Final payment and final numbers are due 2 weeks prior to program. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $50 deposit will not be refunded in the event of cancellation.

*Excluding Sleepovers

** Please dress warmly, as the Observatory is an outdoor facility. Please note: the program may run long if the Observatory is used.