Big Bang Expo Presented by TELUS World of Science - Edmonton


Explore various areas of science with hands-on demonstration, experiements and table top displays that explore the nature of light, optics, chemistry, brain teasers,and other science topics with staff from TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

The TELUS World of Science – Edmonton continues to provide fun family activities during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

The Big Bang Expo takes place in the gym of the Jasper Elementary School and on the school grounds outside on both Friday and Saturday and will showcase a variety of science and astronomy related activities.

A key highlight of the Big Bang Expo will be the new TELUS World of Science’s digital inflatable planetarium which will offer a variety of shows for both young and old during the two days. The live show, Our Universe, will take all ages on a journey through our night sky and our place in the universe while the show One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure will be geared for the little stargazers. The new 360 degree show “Horizon” is a Canada 150 show that showcases the people and places across Canada!


Friday, October 20


Jasper Elementary School
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*The Planetarium Dome will run until 4pm

TWOSE Inflatable Planetarium

Step into the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s new portable digital dome planetarium and see live sky shows and other full dome shows.

Friday’s Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - Horizon
11:30 a.m. - Our Universe – live sky show
12:00 p.m. - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)
1:00 p.m. - Horizon 1:30 p.m. Our Universe – live sky show
2:00 p.m. - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)
2:30 p.m. - Horizon
3:00 p.m. - Our Universe – live sky show
3:30 p.m. - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (a sky show for young children)

All shows approximately 25 minutes in length. Show schedule subject to change.

TWOSE Displays & Hands-on Activities

Science Demonstrations

See various science demonstrations presented by our scientists throughout the day which include topics on electricity and magnetism, cryogenics, lasers, and other wonders.

Science Tots program

Activities geared toward the younger scientists including dot matching, constellation creation, paper circuit and a few other child-friendly activities.

Robotics programming

Program a LEGO EV3 robot to do various tasks, try your hand at controlling a small robotic moon rover, and meet ROGER the robot (a walking/talking robot ambassador) and a real life size working R2D2!!

Virtual Reality Experiences

Use Google Cardboard and a few actual VR googles to explore the world of virtual reality.

Brain Teasers

Try your hand (and brain) on some table top Brain teasers!


Try your hand at using a small catapult to strike a target

Make-And-Take Activities

Build your own 16 power telescope $10.00 each Small Electric Moon Buggies $5.00 each (cost recovery fee for each activity).

Big Bang Expo location