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Dive into some family fun & sea-lebrate World Whale Day during Family Day Weekend!
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  • Bring the whole pod & sea-lebrate World Whale Day with ocean themed activities, & hands-on science fun all Family Day Weekend!

    From February 18 to 20 - dive into some family fun:

    • World Whale Day: February 19 is World Whale Day & it's the perfect time to make a splash with ocean-themed activities all weekend long!
    • Winter Blues: Trade those winter blues for ocean blues & discover our feature exhibition Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story & our brand-new IMAX film Secrets of the Sea!
    • A Show that is Out-of-This World: Grab the whole family & take in a show in one of the most technologically advanced theatres in the world with our 360-degree Zeidler Dome!
    • Volt Try-it Days: On February 19 & 20, take one of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta's specially designed Volt chairs for a spin & learn how technology creates opportunities within the special needs community.

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February 18 to 20

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

Buy Tickets

February 18 to 20

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

Buy Tickets

February 18 to 20

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

Family Day Weekend Activities

Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

Have a whale of a time exploring over 40 interactive objects & experiences including the complete skeleton of the largest animal to live on Earth EVER, & the world's first & only preserved blue whale heart!

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Be a Whale Researcher

In Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

Jump on board our research vessel & become a whale researcher! Eba, the whale-poop sniffing dog, will guide your way while you use your binoculars to spot flukes on the horizon. In this dress-up play area, young guests learn what marine biologists do through play.

February 18 to 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thar She Blows!

In CuriousCITY

Using tissue paper, a straw, some markers & a whale lot of creativity, your mini-scientist can craft their own blue whale with a functioning blowhole! Not feeling blue? Who says whales can't be rainbow colored in this DIY craft that will blow you away!

February 18 to 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Flippin' Fun Whale Anatomy

In Health Zone

Whales are just like you! Learn about whale anatomy in this HANDS-on activity while you piece together a life-size whale flipper puzzle!

February 18 to 20 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Bowhead Whale Pins

In Arctic Journey Exhibition

Bowhead whales are uniquely adapted for life in icy Arctic waters. Learn why these whales have the thickest layer of blubber & the longest baleen plates of all whales while you make your own bowhead whale pin using real sealskin as baleen!

February 18 to 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Volt Try-it Days

In Main Lobby

Take the Volt chair for a spin, & learn how technology creates opportunities for virtually anyone with mobility challenges to play hockey with a special demonstration by Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta.

February 19 & 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Secrets of the Sea in IMAX

In IMAX Theatre

Immerse yourself in tropical waters from Tahiti to the Galapagos, & come face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine life as they interact with each other & their environment in spectacular ways!

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A Family Trip That's Out-of-this World

Kick back in your reclining seat & take in a show that will take you from the outer edges of the universe to the core of the atom in the cutting edge 360-degree Zeidler Dome!

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