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Science Sleepovers

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

You will participate in hands-on interactive learning, engage with a science demonstration on the Science Stage, tour the galleries, end the night with a planetarium show in the Zeidler Dome and experience IMAX the next morning.

Science Sleepovers run on select days. Thursday to Friday, Friday to Saturday, or Saturday to Sunday.

Price includes admission, activities and materials, evening snack, drink plus breakfast, and entry to the Zeidler Dome and IMAX Theatre.

Suitable for field trips (grades 3-12), school groups, church groups, Brownies, Girl Guides, Pathfinders, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Junior Forest Wardens!

Cost: $85.00 + GST per participant and chaperone

Upgrade your experience by purchasing a Dinner Package for $15.00 per person

Sleepover Dates 2022 - 2023:

  • November 18, 2022
  • December 9, 2022
  • January 20 and 21, 2023
  • February 10 and 11, 2023
  • March 17 and 18, 2023
  • April 21 and 22, 2023
  • May 11, 12, and 13, 2023
  • June 8, 9, and 10, 2023

Agenda

If your group has purchased the Dinner Package:

Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to store your gear, then head to the Purple Pear Restaurant for your meal. After dinner, follow the timeline below.

If the group has not purchased the Dinner Package:

6:45 p.m. - Arrive at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton and be greeted by your Science Educator. They will be your guide during your visit. Store your personal belongings and settle in

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

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

8:00 p.m. - 30–45-minute unguided gallery exploration. Chaperones to supervise groups

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

9:30–9:45 p.m. - Settle into your sleeping area in a gallery then enjoy a late-night snack in the Purple Pear Restaurant.

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. - Rise and Shine! It's time to pack your gear

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

9:00 a.m. - IMAX film

10:00 a.m. - Group photo opportunity before departure

Dinner Menu

Leave the meals to us! Add on the Dinner Package for $15.00 + GST per person.

Dinner will include a main entrée, salad, fruit, and choice of milk, juice, water, coffee or tea and a variety of desserts.

Choose ONE of the following choices for Main Entrée:

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

Dinner is prepared by the Purple Pear Restaurant.

Science Sleepover Requirements:

  • One (1) adult chaperone for every seven (7) students
  • Participants must supply their sleeping bag, twin-sized foam underlay, pillow and personal hygiene materials. No cots.

Sleepover Request Form:

FAQs

Science Sleepover FAQ’s

1. Who can participate in sleepovers?

School classes or community groups (Brownies, Scouts, Guide, etc) can participate. Participants need to be at least 7 years old to participate. Adult chaperones must be at least 18 years old.

2. Do we need to wear masks?

At this time guests are encouraged, but not required to wear masks while at the science centre.

3. 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.

4. How many chaperones do we need?

We require a ratio of 1 adult chaperone for every 7 students. An adult chaperone must be aged 18 or older.

5. 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 its own Science Educator assigned to their group.

6. Can we eat at the science centre?

If you have upgraded your experience to include the 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, or juice and breakfast in the morning.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. What is the booking and cancellation policy

Science Sleepovers must be booked a minimum of six weeks in advance of chosen date. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 2 weeks before booked date. No refunds for changes or absences after final payment has been made. Science Sleepovers cancelled by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton will be refunded in full if an alternate date cannot be found within the 2022-2023 school year.

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