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BRING SCIENCE ALIVE WITH A DAY OF HANDS-ON LEARNING

Nature Explorers

April 3 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 9-11

May 1 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 7-9

Explore the natural world! Learners will enjoy a curriculum-based nature walk, journal their observations and learnings, spend time in the Nature Exchange identifying rocks, pinecones, seashells and other trinkets found in the great outdoors. Observe, wonder and reflect on Edmonton's rich natural spaces.

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Health LAB

March 6 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

May 1 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Recommended for ages 10-15

Grab your lab coat and enter the L.A.B (Learning About Biology) in Health Zone!! Become a scientist as you learn how to perform blood typing and identify human health risks, the spread of germs, and view your veins while exploring the Health Zone Exhibit.

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Light and Optics

February 6 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

March 6 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

April 3 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

May 1 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Recommended for ages 8-10

What is light and how fast does it travel? Learn the answers and more while exploring light refraction, reflection, and shadows. Give meaning to "in a new light" through learning about lens, mirrors, and other objects that light interacts with.

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Construction Tales

February 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

March 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 3 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5-7

Using a variety of materials and tools, learners will find creative solutions to help a storybook character conquer construction challenges and obstacles. Learners will test ideas in real time.

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Chem Squad

March 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 3 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

May 1 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 9-11

Think you can navigate an emergency? Learners take on the role of a Dangerous Goods Emergency Response team as they investigate a chemical spill accident. Test various "hazardous" substances to determine their physical and chemical properties.

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Chilling Out

February 6 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

March 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

April 3 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

May 1 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Recommended for ages 6-8

In this chilling program, experiment with hot and cold chemical reactions, explore insulation, measure temperature, and make a very cool treat using liquid nitrogen.

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Makerlab

March 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

April 3 - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Recommended for ages 8-10

Ready, set, innovate! Learners will design, build, and test projects using different materials. Tackle problems using creative solution as you think outside the box.

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Arctic Journey

February 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 7-9

April 3 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 10-12

May 1 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 8-10

Explore new Arctic Journey Exhibit. Discover the importance of the Arctic region and the relationship to the Canadian landscape. Engage in compelling science discussions about the Arctic and polar regions.

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Minerals Rock

February 6 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

April 3 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for ages 7-9

Think you know the difference between a mineral and a rock? Put on your thinking cap as you transform into a geologist for the day. Decipher the compounds and structures of minerals and rocks.

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Make a Sound

February 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

March 6 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

April 3 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 7-9

How does sound travel? How does the ear detect vibration? In this instrumental program, learners will explore how sounds is created and changed through ears-on experiments and demonstrations.

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Mission Space

March 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m

Recommended for ages 10-12

This learner-driven program, gives each learner the opportunity to learn about Sky Science thru observations and experiments in the S.P.A.C.E Gallery.

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Robotics Lab

February 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Recommended for ages 10-12

March 6 - 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 9-11

April 3 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Recommended for ages 10-12

May 1 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 6-8

May 1 - 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 9-11
Step inside the Robotics Lab for your crash course on programming a Finch 2.0 robot! Learners will be guided through challenges and exercises involving AI.

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Magnet Mystery

February 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

April 3 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Recommended for ages 6-8

Someone is attempting to take over the Science Centre and the only way to stop them is with magnets! Use your problem solving skills to complete puzzles, solve clues, and use magnets to SAVE THE DAY!

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Thrill Rides

February 6 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 8-10

March 6 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recommended for ages 7-9

April 3 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Recommended for ages 8-10

May 1 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recommended for ages 7-9

Ever wonder how roller coasters do a loopty loop? What is kinetic energy? Learn the answers and test your engineering skills as your build your own model roller coaster!

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Sensational Senses

February 6 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

May 1 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5-7

Senses ACTIVATE! Feel, hear, taste, test, and see science before your very senses. Today you will experience the world using all 5 senses in a variety of experiments and adventures.

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Call the Electrician

March 6 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

May 1 - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Recommended for ages 9-11

Is it red wire to yellow wire? Learners will configure and test different electrical boards based on its desired outcome. Circuits and circuits of fun!

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Global Soundscapes

May 1 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

All Ages

LISTEN UP! In this all ages program, learners will experience auditory sensations from the world around you! Tour behind the scenes of the IMAX Theatre for a BIG sound experience!

Explore sound like never before and ignite curiosity with soundscape-ecology.

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Weather Watch with Josh Classen

February 6 - 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Recommended for all ages.

An exclusive opportunity to learn about weather from CTV’s Chief Meteorologist, Josh Classen at theScience Centre!

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Pricing:

  • $5.50* per learner, per program. PLUS, Building Admission of $9.00* per person visiting. Note: If you are a Member your free Science Centre General Admission applies.
  • All prices, programs, dates, and policies are subject to change without notice.
  • *Prices do not include GST. GST will be added where applicable.

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