Telus Spark Center (aka the Science Center)

Last week was Easter and Regan had to work a lot of it so it was a of just hanging out at home. But we did want to do one day of something. So on Wednesday we went up to Calgary and stayed over in a hotel the night before and the next day we went with cousins to the Calgary Telus Spark museum. I didn’t take a ton of pictures but here few. 😉

They have a really cool moving mechanical metal dinosaur exhibit right now. It’s REALLY cool!

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They also had a fire show that we got to watch which everybody loved too.

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And a new big outdoor play area.

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It is a really cool place. The good thing about it is that there are separate places that appeal to different ages. Part of the time Regan had Alden in the older area and the rest of us hung out in the smaller kid area. I think one of the downsides of the place is how expensive it is! It is NOT cheap! (And I think if they lowered the price they’d get more people going – but that’s just my opinion! ;))

It was mostly a fun time. Well except the whole sleeping in a hotel room with kids. We stayed at the Hi Express and that was great. They even had two adjoining rooms so we could put most of the kids in one room and just Norah and us in the other. We played in the great pool before bed and had lots of fun doing that. But Oliver spent a great deal of time mad that we were there and so he was in the bathroom screaming his brains out. It was….. annoying. (to put it nicely) He finally went to sleep around 1030 on the floor because he was NOT going to sleep in these beds. He was a bit of a mess.

At least he

I would say that traveling with the size of family we have is hard. I wish more hotels offered either bigger rooms or rooms like this that attach. I looked around on the internet for a while trying to find one with adjoining rooms and I never even knew this one had it. I just ended up renting two rooms. And then the desk guy offered this to us and I was very pleased! I like staying at a place that has a breakfast. That is a whole lot easier with kids. Breakfast and a water slide.

Other than the sleep depravation it was a great little family trip.

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