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TELUS World of Science in Calgary

TELUS World of Science is a gem of a place that offers exciting exhibits that will fascinate not only adults but also children. After all, there is a little child hidden in all of us, and there are moments when adults can let them loose without inviting too many comments from people around them. The TELUS World of Science is one such place where kids and adults alike can have fun and learn at the same time.

TELUS World of Science is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1976. It draws more than 300,000 eager learners every year. Its initiative is to foster and promote values like curiosity, innovation, inquiry, and collaboration among children and help them discover science beyond test books and classrooms.

The TELUS World of Science has three very interesting and interactive exhibit areas, but the fun does not stop there. There is an outside amusement park that is very aptly named the ‘Amazement Park’, and WOWtown, that does indeed, wow you. In addition to this, there is also a food kiosk for when your tiny tykes get hungry and a gift shop where you can buy all kinds of science-oriented gifts that will help you remember your fabulous experience at the TELUS World of Science.

However, the most notable exhibit at the TELUS World of Science is the Discovery Dome Theatre, where lifelike images are displayed on a dome screen and the experience is further enhanced by digital surround sound. A series of exhibition are designed to capture the imagination of the kiddy audience. The “Wild Ocean” takes you into the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast in South Africa where you can see whales, sharks, dolphins, and gannets, and a host of other underwater species. Children are explained the food chain within the ocean and shown how external influences have begun to disturb the delicate equilibrium of the ocean.

“Mummies – Secrets of the Pharaohs” is yet another fascinating documentary that takes you into the land of pyramids and pharaohs. Children follow archaeological clues and understand how the mysteries of the past are unraveled. They also gain a better understanding of the culture, religion, and science of the ancient Egypt.

Take a look at the other ‘Fun & Educative’ things children can do at the TELUS World of Science.

Control the weather by controlling the movement of clouds over the sun.
Freeze your shadows to a wall!
Operate a crane, and play with other simple machines
Make your own puppet show by using a video, monitor and costumes
Go on a journey of exploration with microscopes, magnifying glasses, and video microscopes.
Make your own music in the music area using drums, tubular bells, thunder sheet, rain stick, and a howler fan.
The journey of learning and discovery never ends at the TELUS World of Science.