Thursday, May 23, 2024

Edmonton City Council to consider proposed $285M expansion of Telus World of Science

According to a story by Gordon Kent in the May 9 Edmonton Journal, The Edmonton Space and Science Foundation wants to expand the city-owned Telus World of Science building threefold via new features such as a circumpolar centre, larger exhibit galleries, a parking structure for 500, and updated giant-screen theater.

The organization also wants up to $7 million so it can build temporary or permanent space in time for traveling exhibitions in 2012 and 2013.

The museum, which marked its 25th anniversary in 2009, receives about 500,000 visitors annually. Edmonton City Council will look at the smaller request May 18, and discuss the larger request in the fall.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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