Cardinal Building Galleries
The original Douglas Cardinal Building has long served as the home to the engaging galleries that inspire scientific discovery and faces great demand on a regular basis. These spaces are being modernized with infrastructure to provide relevant and bold explorations of science and technology, and the space to handle the thousands of school students who pass through our doors each week.
Included in this space are the three iconic galleries, the newly opened S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, The Nature Exchange and CuriousCITY. These two loved galleries will be completely redesigned providing an enhanced guest experience.
Discoveryland becomes CuriousCity!
The new Early Childhood Learning Centre CuriousCity has been created with child development in mind and encourages exploration and independence. The gallery design is inspired by the city we call home and will give our children a sense of place. The signature experience is a series of connected “treehouses” themed as iconic Edmonton buildings and bridges. Children can crawl through sedimentary layers in the river valley, direct airplane traffic at the YEG airport, explore vegetation in the Muttart Conservatory and create lighting displays for the High Level Bridge. CuriousCity increases our capacity for this younger audience, while providing an environment to help them grow intellectually, emotionally and physically.
The new S.P.A.C.E. (Stars, Planets, Astronauts, Comets, Etc.) Gallery
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery allows our visitors to explore our solar system, the celestial objects beyond it, manned space exploration and the tools used to know what’s out there. Our guests can drive a rover on the moon, launch rockets and discover how a piece of the moon ended up at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery includes a command centre where a staff scientist encourage guests to conduct physics experiments and explore the latest space missions.
Nature Exchange Gallery
This gallery invites our guests to explore Alberta’s backyard. Native Exchange explores our natural history by encouraging visitors to use authentic science tools, observe live animals, investigate and trade found objects from the natural world, and participate in local research projects.