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  • The purpose of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to ensure that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. The tone of the day is meant to be one of quiet reflection or participation in community events that centre around the legacy of residential schools.

    TELUS World of Science – Edmonton has taken great strides over the past year to decolonize our spaces and to make concrete acts of reconciliation with Indigenous communities.

    From September 30 – October 2 the Science Centre will be hosting special guests and offering programming that focuses on Indigenous perspectives.

    Free General Admission for Indigenous Peoples on September 30

    The Science Centre is proud to announce that 50% of each admission ticket sold on September 30 will be placed in the Science Centre’s Indigenous Access Fund. This fund allows the Science Centre to provide free programming and admissions to Indigenous students and communities throughout Northern Alberta.

    Friday, September 30:

    8:00 a.m. - Raising of the Tipi in the Pembina Indigenous Garden (rain or shine). Supported by Métis Child and Family Services.

    9:00 a.m. - Land acknowledgment and smudging ceremony by Elder Gilman Cardinal (in the event of rain, the land acknowledgement & smudging ceremony will be moved to the Lobby)

    10:00 a.m. - Performance by Indigenous Drummer in the Pembina Indigenous Garden

    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Explore our special weekend programming below!

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

September 30 – October 2

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

September 30 – October 2

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

September 30 – October 2

All Ages

Included with Science Centre Admission

September 30 to October 2 Special Programming

Indigenous Artisan Market (Sept. 30 - Oct 1)

Local Indigenous artisans, many from Indigenous Artist Market Collective, will be set up in the Science Centre lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. selling beautiful and unique creations on Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1.

Indigenous Artist Market Collective is an Indigenous arts collective of First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists who promote authenticity over appropriation by providing a place for market goers to purchase authentic, local Indigenous art.

Please note: Artisans will be taking CASH only.

September 30 Special Guest

Elder Gilman Cardinal will be in the Indigenous Traditional Room sharing his knowledge and teachings:

- Friday, September 30: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Legends of the Northern Sky

The Zeidler Dome will be showcasing our Legends of the Northern Sky show, in which we learn Indigenous stories in the stars and in turn, learn a little bit more about the spirit that connects us all.

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AURORAE

The Zeidler Dome will be showcasing our Aurorae show which transcends the wonderfully inspiring and electrifying aurora borealis, the Northern Lights.

Great Bear Rainforest

The IMAX Theatre will feature showings of Great Bear Rainforest.

British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is home to Indigenous First Nations peoples, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia. In this film you will embark on a remarkable journey into a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and humpback whales — and discover the secret world of the Spirit Bear.

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Indigenous Science Programming

The Science Garage

String Art: Use real tools to make string art inspired by the Every Child Matters movement.

S.P.A.C.E Gallery

Constellation Creation: Create your own constellations on our pegboards and learn about Indigenous stories of the stars.

Rainbow Wall

Indigenous "Pop-Up" Library: Explore books by Indigenous authors and share your favourite books with us.

CuriousCity

Turtle Island Craft: Create your own paper turtle and decorate it your way

Pembina Indigenous Garden

Explore a self-guided tour of the Pembina Indigenous Garden. Pick up your interactive guide in-person at the Science Centre.

Feature Menu Item

The Purple Pear Restaurant will be selling a special homemade Bison Soup with a fresh roll and a bottle of water.

* TELUS World of Science – Edmonton recognizes the need for support measures to minimize risks associated with the traumatic subject matter of lost children and survivors of residential schools. Support is available for former residential school students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada. Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.

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