Telus Spark


You'll wish science class was as fun as the Telus Spark. Kids get a big bang out of this user-friendly and very interactive science center. There is a giant dome, where light shows depicting the cosmos are projected, and a whole raft of other things to discover. Adults Only Nights (random Thursdays) let the 18-plus crowd experience the place without kids.

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1. Calgary Zoo

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2. Bow Habitat Station

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4. Fort Calgary Historic Park

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5. National Music Centre


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7. Bow

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8. Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre


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