Welcome to The Aurora Project, the ambitious expansion and renovation of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

Project Overview

The impact TWOSE has had on several generations of our community is immense. The memories we help make and the lessons we help teach are forever ingrained on our community. As 21st century demand continues for a deeper understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the role of the science centre has never been more critical.

The demand for more programming and learning is strong, and our centre needs to grow and reflect our community needs. At 130,000 gross square feet, we have the smallest footprint of the six major science centres in Canada, yet we have more annual visitors per square foot than any other. Our exhibit halls are crowded, school programs filled months in advance, and our ability to fulfill the demand for our science programs is limited. Your support is critical to meet the growing needs of our community and see this ambitious plan succeed.

Increased capacity and new exhibition spaces with a Northern focus.

Transforming Lives and Inspiring Discovery

The Aurora Project allows TELUS World of Science to ‘rise above’ with increased capacity in new exhibition spaces and re-energized programs with a Northern focus. This re-imagining will allow for the creation of a rich environment to engage and encourage our children to discover, learn and imagine bigger and brighter tomorrows.  It will make cutting-edge science accessible and encourage curiosity. It will allow for ground-breaking ideas and fascinating discoveries to come together and transform our community. Join us as we INVEST in the future, BUILD our community and INSPIRE generations.

  • The Zeidler Dome will transform the planetarium into a state-of-the-art digital visualization theatre where we can take audiences from the outer edges of the universe to the core of the atom or inner workings of the human heart.
  • A new Arctic Gallery will be a gateway to the North as we connect our visitors with engaging hands-on exhibits and activities that explain the complex issues facing the circumpolar north.
  • An expanded Early Childhood Learning Centre will stimulate learning and development for an even greater number of our children.
  • Updated galleries on space science, engineering, mathematics and technology will inspire audiences as they gather to create, invent, learn and share.


The $40 million project is underway with $12 million in capital funds from the City of Edmonton. Your support is needed. Join us as we bring the Aurora Project to life.