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  • Year in Review

    The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation can be justly proud of its accomplishments in 2019. It was a year of great strides forward and outstanding achievement in many key areas, from new gallery completion to attendance to fundraising to finances.

    If we think back to 2014, we committed to a course of action called the Aurora Project. We told City Council that we would take their investment of $12 million and turn it into $40 million. And we would use that funding to re-imagine and re-energize the science centre, creating a facility and organization that would be ready for another 30 years of success in serving Greater Edmonton and Northern Alberta. 2019 is the year in which we really started seeing results.

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  • Mission

    Ignite Curiosity.

    Inspire Discovery.

    Celebrate Science.

    Change Lives.


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

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  • Attendance

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  • Outreach and Volunteers

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  • Outstanding Visitor Experience

    In 2019 we surpassed the half a million mark with an annual attendance of 557,376. This is the 4th highest attendance in the science centre history.

    A truly remarkable experience at the science centre often translates into guests becoming Members. In 2019 we achieved a record number of Membership sales. For the first time ever in the science center’s history we ended the year with over 27,500 Members. Some of the amazing exclusive Member experiences included the first look at our new galleries, a holiday celebration, advances screenings, and many onsite discounts.

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  • Financial Operations

    Revenues and Expenditures

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  • Funds and Endowments

    The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation is grateful for the visionary donors who have established the following funds to support our mission to ignite curiosity, inspire discovery, celebrate science, and change lives. These funds provide for the long-term sustainability of the organization and the Foundation encourages donors to make ongoing contributions to these funds.

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  • Vega Scholarship

    Fund Value = $95,883

    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 2019, 15 children received funds to attend camps.

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  • Les Young Fund For Science Education

    Fund Value = $20,872

    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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  • Seeds Of Science Endowment Fund

    Fund Value = $14,180

    Proceeds from the fund contribute to the long-term sustainability of the science centre and are used in the ongoing operations and programming at TELUS World of Science.

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  • Field Fund For Science Education

    Fund Value = $150,000

    Established in 1995 through the generous support of Gig Field, this endowment fund is designed to support the long-range future of the Foundation.

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  • TWOSE Community Fund

    Fund Value = $2,699

    This fund was established to reduce barriers to participation by providing complimentary admissions to marginalized Edmontonians.

Feature Exhibition Sponsors

We could not achieve any of our amazing success without the help of corporate and community supporters. Their generous support made our array of IMAX films, exhibitions, and special event offerings possible for all our visitors, including the tens of thousands of school children who come through our doors every year to be engaged, entertained, and educated

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  • Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

    Presented by Raymond James Ltd.


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    Free Solo

    Presented by Rock Jungle Fitness

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    Trails in Motion 7 Film Festival

    Presented locally by United Sport & Cycle

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    Superpower Dogs

    Supported by Homes Alive Pets

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    Apollo 11: First Steps

    Presented by Land Rover Edmonton

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    Turtle Odyssey

    Presented by EPCOR

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    Free Solo and The Dawn Wall

    Presented by Rock Jungle Fitness

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    MAMIL and All for One

    Presented by MEC

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    Great Bear Rainforest

    Supported by GoRving Canada and RVDA Alberta

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    Backyard Wilderness

    Presented by Melcor Developments Ltd. and Melcor REIT


  • What Are People Saying

    "Excellent! We’ve been there a couple times now and still haven’t seen it all. Very hands on and the staff lead programs have been awesome."

    Lindsay MacDermott - Twitter

  • What Are People Saying

    “I have loved going to TELUS World of Science! There are always different IMAX films, always amazing, and they change the exhibits often enough to want to go more often. This is one place the whole family can enjoy.”

    Deanna Hart – Trip Advisor

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    “Amazing Field Trip - We've been bringing our Grade 5 kids here for years. Curriculum-based and engaging, TWOSE is always a satisfying end of the year field trip for our students!”

    Brian Harvey – Trip Advisor

  • What Are People Saying

    “Absolutely Loved The Marvel Exhibit!! The staff was fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed the Marvel Exhibit. All the different space exhibits were great. Really enjoyed the solar system exhibit showing the comparable sizes of the planets. Everyone got a kick out of the lunar landing game. Fantastic place to take children!”

    Joe S. – Trip Advisor