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  • Year in Review

    Visiting a science centre or a museum or an art gallery is a choice, and there usually needs to be a compelling reason to visit. At the heart of any great cultural institution, driving that choice, is outstanding content.

    In 2018, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton took some bold steps with new content and programs designed to keep the centre connected with our community. Some of these new experiences were part of the natural evolution of science programming at the centre, while others were major components of the Aurora Project.

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  • New Mission

    Ignite curiosity.

    Inspire discovery.

    Celebrate science.

    Change lives.

    New Vision

    The destination to engage Albertans' hearts and minds in science.

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  • Attendance By The Numbers

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  • New Zeidler Dome

    After almost a year of re-imagining, we opened the world’s most technologically advanced 10K resolution planetarium. The Zeidler Dome is the ultimate journey through time and space.

    This transformation included brand new screen panelling for the projection surface, new chairs and carpeting, new theatre lighting and audio system, a new laser light projection system and most importantly, a 10K video projection system. The first show to be shown, Aurorae, was fitting for our Northern science centre.

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  • Science Fellow

    In August 2017, the science centre launched a search for its very first Science Fellowship program, aimed at recognizing an outstanding young researcher or innovator in Northern Alberta. In March 2018, the science centre awarded the honour to Dr. Gregory R. Sivakoff, associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta.

    His research explores the remnants of stars, such as black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarves, or as Dr. Sivakoff said, he studies “how these stellar undead come alive again by eating materials from a nearby star.” He attributes his interest in astronomy to his father, who gave him this advice when he left for university: “Space is big, you ought to be able to find your place in it.”

    Dr. Sivakoff participated in a number of science centre events including:

    • The opening of the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
    • A judge for the October Science Slam
    • A spokesperson for students during Space Day
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  • Practice Sustainable Financial Operations

    Revenues and Expenditures

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  • Funds and Endowments

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  • Vega Scholarship

    Fund Value = $95,044

    The VEGA Scholarship Program was established in 1987 through the generous support of Helen Tkachenko. This fund sponsors elementary school-aged children to attend a Summer Science Camp. In 2018, 16 children received funds to attend camps.

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  • Les Young Fund For Science Education

    Fund Value = $20,315

    In 1999 The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation established the Les Young Fund for Science Education. It was dedicated as a permanent fund legacy in memory of his outstanding dedication and leadership. The fund provides opportunities for the development of unique and innovative programs to inspire, motivate and challenge students.

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  • The Community Fund

    Fund Value = $19,776

    The Community Fund was developed to be used to help subsidize part of the admission price for those attendees getting the social service discount. Total number of social service attendees was 2,861.

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  • Seeds Of Science Endowment Fund

    Fund Value = $12,134

    This fund was established in 2015 by John and Avery Stobbe. The revenues will be used in the ongoing operations and programming at TELUS World of Science.

Feature Exhibition Sponsors

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    Presented locally by SMS Equipment Inc.

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  • Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone

    Presented by Raymond James Ltd.


    • Richard Dickinson, Raymond James Ltd.
    • Staybridge Suites West Edmonton
    • Horse Racing Alberta
    • Civic Service Union 52
    • Riverstone Garden Center
    • Gateway Pediatric Dentistry
    • CHS Benefits Consulting Group Inc.
    • Phoenix Fence
    • The Grocery People
    • Capital Colour
    • Harlan Fairbanks
    • Tage Cawley, Raymond James Ltd.
    • Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
    • Scott McCartney and George McConechy, Novus Pro at Raymond James Ltd.
    • Melcor Developments Ltd.
    • Melton Foundation
    • PosterTech


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    Amazon Adventure

    Supporting sponsors: Go RVing Canada & RVDA Alberta

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    Presented by: Darlene Schindel
    Supporting partner: Calgary Zoo

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    Volcanoes: Fires of Creation

    Presented by: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

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    Great Barrier Reef

    Presented by: EPCOR

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    Trails in Motion 6 Film Festival

    Presented locally by: MEC

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    The Moment

    Presented locally by: United Cycle

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    Trails in Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival

    Presented locally by: MEC


  • What Are People Saying

    "Love Amazon in the IMAX Theatre. We try to get there every time we’re in town."

    Melanie Kabyn

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    "Excellent overnight experience with fun & educational science experiments. Highly, highly recommend."

    Dana Brindle

  • What Are People Saying

    "We have been longstanding Members always love our visits and the interactive exhibits. The Purple Pear Restaurant is FANTASTIC."

    Lillian Au

  • What Are People Saying

    "Our family LOVES it here. We have 5 kids from toddler to teens and there’s something for everyone."

    Sarah Price

  • What Are People Saying

    "We had a great time on our field trip to the science centre this past week! The grade ones got a close-up look at some different animals!"

    Miss Dayman