A giant laboratory where you can come face-to-face with small sea creatures, learn to program a robot and explore the limits of outer space! Five dynamic and engaging permanent exhibit galleries are designed to educate, engage and entertain. International exhibits like Bodyworlds, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones set up in the featured exhibit spaces.
The main lobby boasts one of the most unique gift shops in the city. It is home to the famous “T-Shirt Wall” featuring all the best science and science-fiction graphic tees, not to mention an endless array of cool DIY science experiments and countless toys, games, gadgets and puzzles for the science and technology lover in your life.
Plan your visit around Dark Matters parties, an 18+ event where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play. Cash bar, music, exclusive access to all of the permanent galleries and grown-up science experiments are just a few of the highlights.
IMAX Theatre and Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre Planetarium
Thirty-one years ago, TWOSE was the first to open an IMAX® Theatre in Western Canada. Today, the state-of-the-art IMAX Theatre is better than ever with Alberta's largest screen measuring 7 storeys wide by 4 storeys high. and Western Canada's newest laser 4K projector. The new IMAX laser system is the most advanced cinema technology and a re-imagination of the movie-going experience.
You can also see immersive full dome shows in the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre Planetarium that will take you on a journey across the universe to visit the moon, sun, stars and planets!
Observatory at TWOSE
Stargazers, unite! The Observatory is the perfect place to explore the night sky within city limits. Located in Coronation Park, just southeast, access to the Observatory is convenient and admission is free. Guests can view the sun, moon, stars and planets through high quality telescopes and can even explore the galaxy with the assistance of volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Edmonton Centre.