I first went to the Space and Science Center (now the Telus World of Science) when I was in grade six. I remember how cool it was. I watched movies, learned about space and ate freeze dried ice cream. It was a magical place.
Years later, the magic is still there.
At 3, Tenesea loves Telus World of Science (TWoS) more than any other place in Edmonton. Even more than Indoor Play Cafes. She gets to run around and touch everything without getting into trouble. In fact, it’s encouraged.
As a parent, TWoS is a dream. Absolutely everything is educational and safe for kids. Every IMAX movie, star theatre film and exhibition is kid friendly. No need to be concerned about swearing or violence. My only worry is getting Tenesea out of the newly renovated play area. Seriously, Discoveryland is amazing! There is even a huge piano that plays music when you step on it, like in the movie- Big.
I love that they change up their exhibits. I’ve seen an entire exhibit made of Lego, danced with Tenesea in a Grover disco and hung out with Robots. I’m super excited about the Star Wars Identity exhibit opening at the end of October. Okay, maybe a little too excited.
Outside of the exhibits, the staff is amazing. Every time we go, at least one staff member has gone above and beyond. From the admission ladies who stamp my daughter’s hands up and down to appease her, to the lady at the concession who let me have a much needed coffee before they were open, to the man in Discoveryland who played with (and watched over) our rambunctious group of toddlers with a smile on his face.
There are only a couple of downfalls to TWoS. One is that you can’t drink coffee in the exhibits. As a new mom, I would love to be able to fill myself up on caffeine as my daughter plays.
The second downfall is the price. For two adults and two kids (over 3) admission alone would be $45. Thankfully, they have reasonably priced annual passes. Unlimited admission for the same family for a year would be $150. It’s totally worth the membership, trust me. We went seven times last year. Also, having an annual pass gets you some sweet discounts, including money off at the concession and the gift shop.
TWoS is a magical place to bring your kids and your own imagination. Just another reason why I love raising kids in Edmonton.