Edmonton Space Science Centre

Client: Municipality of Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Cost: 7-8 million

Completed: 1983

The Edmonton Space Sciences Foundation was created by a young group of visionaries as a private non-profit organization to promote a new planetarium and science centre for Edmonton- Led by John Hault, they contacted Douglas Cardinal to design them a thrilling and uplifting new science centre to bring space to life.

The City of Edmonton selected the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre as the City’s Flagship project to commemorate the Province of Alberta’s 75th Anniversary. The project captured the imaginations of Provincial and Federal funders, as well as many private donors who purchased stars as part of their fundraising efforts. State of the art technologies were used for the building, including the best optics of the world from East Germany in the planetarium.

After its opening in 1984, the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre immediately became one of Northern Alberta’s premiere attractions. It offers visitors from around the world an incredible space and science centre experience. In 1992 a major addition was also commissioned to add much needed square footage on two floors. On July 1st 2009, the Centre underwent another expansion and was renamed the Telus World of Science: Edmonton as it celebrated 25 years of discovery.