Science Has a New Spark!
Having been open for less than 5 months, Spark, has been playing host to hundreds of kids and adults alike, daily since it’s opening. For those of you who don’t know who or what Spark is, it’s the newest, steel and concrete addition to our Calgary landscape; it is the new Telus World of Science. It is a center built to enrich the imaginations of our young ones as well as us, adults. If your child can crawl and scale furniture, they will certainly enjoy begin to enjoy this 153,000 square foot building, starting with the Creative Kids Museum.
The Creative Kids Museum is one that my, almost 3 year old son and I visit frequently. It is an area dedicated
to kids under nine – to create, play and explore. There is a Theatre where your budding little actor/actress can
show off their amazing acting skills or simply head on over to the interactive play tables and build gigantic structures
out of magnetic wooden blocks. The new water area, which by the way is extracted water from the Bow River, is
where I get stuck most of the time with my little guy. He loves to splash, interact with all the other little explorers,
and play with many of the toys afloat. They do have many yellow waterproof aprons on hand, but if your child likes
the water as much as mine does, make sure to bring an extra clothes!
Another plus to the Creative Kids Museum, is the little reading nook and quiet area. The creators of Spark did not
miss a note when developing the Creative Kids Museum of Spark. It is a great space for kids to get their creative
energy out – perfect for play before nap time. There are many other areas to explore at Spark
but if you’ve got kids under 9, I’m sure you’ll be exploring the Creative Kids Museum for
at least a couple of hours.
Every second Thursday of the month, ’Adults Only Night’. Perfect for date night. And this coming Spring,
the opening of Calgary’s only Digital Dome will have it’s grand opening. Spark, is a fabulous new
destination for Calgarians, young and old. If you haven’t made your way to Spark yet - you should!
Kids under 3 are free and memberships pay for themselves in just 3-5 visits.
Explore the scientist in you at Spark! – JL
For more info // www.sparkscience.ca