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Science Sleepovers

Science Sleepovers will begin again in the Fall of 2022

It's a sleepover like you have never experienced before! Sleep on the moon in the S.P.A.C.E. gallery or near some engineering wonders in the Science Garage galleries during your Science Sleepover at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.

Participate in hands-on interactive programming, watch an explosive science demonstration on the Science Stage, tour the galleries, enjoy a late-night planetarium show in the Zeidler Dome and an IMAX film before your departure in the morning.

Available for school groups, organized church groups, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Junior Forest Wardens!

Science Sleepovers run on select Friday and Saturday nights beginning again in Fall of 2022.

  • Grades 3-12 and Community Groups such as Guides, Scouts, etc.
  • Science Sleepovers are not gender-specific.
  • One adult chaperone for every seven (7) students is required.
  • Participants must supply their own sleeping bag, twin-sized foam underlay, pillow and personal hygiene materials. No cots, please.
  • Cost per participant and chaperone - $85.00 + GST.
  • Price includes all activities and materials, a late-night snack, breakfast, and admission to TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.

Science Sleepover Dinner Menu

Groups may purchase dinner at the Purple Pear Café for an additional fee of $15.00 per participant. Dinner will include a main entrée with salad, fruit, milk, juice or water, coffee or tea, and a variety of desserts. Group can choose ONE of the following choices for Main Entrée:

  • Hot Dog and French Fries
  • Chicken Nuggets and Tater Tots
  • Personal Cheese Pizza

Science Sleepover Timeline:

If your group has purchased the Science Sleepover Dinner Package:

Please arrive at 5:30 PM to store gear and head to Purple Pear Restaurant for your meal. After dinner, at about 6:30 p.m. follow the same timeline below.

If the group
has not purchased the Science Sleepover Dinner Package:

6:30–6:45 p.m. - Arrive at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. Greeted by your Science Educator. Store gear

7:00 p.m. - Overview on Safety protocols and facility tour with Science Educator

7:15 p.m. - 45-minute hands-on Engineering themed program with Science Educator

8:00 p.m. - 30–45-minute Space themed demonstration on the Science Stage with Science Educator

8:30 p.m. - 30–45-minute unguided gallery exploration. Chaperones to supervise groups

9:30–9:45 p.m. - Set up a sleeping area in a gallery or get ready for bed or a late-night snack in Purple Pear Cafe

10:00 p.m. - 30–45-minute Planetarium show in the Zeidler Dome

10:30–10:45 p.m. - Lights out

7:30 a.m. - Wake up. Get ready. Pack gear

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast in Purple Pear

9:00 a.m. - IMAX film

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Sleepover FAQs

Science Sleepover FAQ’s

1. Who can participate in sleepovers?

School classes or community groups (Guides, Scouts, etc.) can participate in sleepovers. Participants need to be in Grade 3 or above to participate. Adult chaperones must be at least 18 years old.

2. Do participants need to have their Covid-19 vaccine?

Currently, we require that all adult chaperones and any participants in Grade 7 and above show proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours, upon arrival.

3. Do we need to wear masks?

Yes, all participants and adult chaperones must wear face masks while inside the science centre. The only time masks can be removed is when you are actively eating, drinking, or sleeping.

4. How many participants can be at a sleepover?

We have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 100 per sleepover night. If you have less than 20, you can still book a sleepover but will be charged the cost of a minimum of 20 participants. More than one group can book into one sleepover night with a maximum of 3 groups or 100 participants.

5. How many chaperones do we need?

We require one adult (aged 18 or older)chaperone for every 7 students.

6. Will we be the only ones at the sleepover?

There may be other sleepover groups booked on the same night. There is no guarantee that your group will be the only ones at the science centre on a sleepover night. In addition to other sleepover groups, there may also be other events in the science centre in the evening.

When more than one group is present at a Science Sleepover, the sleepover groups may be together for their Safety Chat, snack and mealtimes, Zeidler Dome, and IMAX shows.

Our galleries are very large and more than one sleepover group may be sleeping in the same gallery, however, there will be designated areas between exhibits to allow privacy and separation between the two groups. The age of participants will also factor in where they sleep. For example, if a group of Grade 3-6 participants are booked on the same evening as a group of Grade 7-9 participants, they will not sleep in the same gallery.

Groups will be separated for interpretive programming, and each group will have their own Science Educator assigned to their group.

7. Can we eat at the science centre?

If you have ordered our Science Sleepover Dinner Package, then you will be served your meal when you arrive for your sleepover. If you do not want the Dinner Package, we encourage groups to eat dinner before they arrive. All groups will be served a late-night snack of fruit, yogurt, granola bars, water, and juice and a breakfast of in the morning.

Groups may not bring their own food or have food delivered to the science centre.

8. What about allergies or special diets?

Any dietary concerns must be indicated at the time of registration. With advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs.

9. Can I bring my phone or tablet to the Science Sleepover?

You are welcome to bring mobile devices or tablets, but please keep in mind that TELUS World of Science – Edmonton does not have a secure place to lock these items overnight. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items brought to the Science Sleepover.

10. What is the booking policy?

Science Sleepovers must be booked a minimum of six weeks prior to the sleepover date.

A $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is due within 28 days of booking. The final payment is due two weeks prior to the Science Sleepover.

11. What is the cancellation policy?

If given notice more than 28 days before your Science Sleepover, it may be able to be rescheduled on an alternate date without any penalty. There is no refund for a Science Sleepover cancelled less than 28 days prior to your sleepover. Science Sleepovers cancelled by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton will be refunded in full if an alternate date cannot be found.