Places to Visit
Here are some great places to visit in Calgary:
- Bow Habitat Station
"Explore through hands-on displays and exhibits about Alberta's
fish, wildlife, and water." They have lots of family friendly
educational activities. See their website here: bowhabitat.alberta.ca
1440-17A Street SE
Phone: (403) 297-6561
- Butterfield Acres Farm
Butterfield Acres is an educational farm with lots of attractions
and programs. They have 3 home school days per year. Here is
their home school days webpage: www.butterfieldacres.com/groups_homeschoolers.htm
They are located in the very north and west part of Calgary -
see their location page for a map: www.butterfieldacres.com/gen_location.htm
Their home page is here: www.butterfieldacres.com
254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Info Line Phone: (403) 547-3595
Office Phone: (403) 239-0638
- Calgary Public Library
They have tons of educational materials for home schoolers (and
don't forget to check out their huge video collection - they
have tons of educational videos as well as regular movies).
Home Page: calgarylibrary.ca
- Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden, &
You can go directly to their school programs page here: www.calgaryzoo.com/programs-schools.
In the past they have had home school programs, but at this time,
I don't see any on their site.
Home Page: www.calgaryzoo.com
1300 Zoo Road NE
Phone: (403) 232-9300
- Esker Foundation Gallery
The Esker Foundation Gallery is a non-commercial gallery for
innovative and exceptional temporary art exhibitions and educational
events, that are surprising, fun, challenging, accessible, meaningful,
and relevant to our human story. The Esker Foundation upholds
the highest museum standards for public exhibitions as an 'A'
level non-collecting gallery, and adheres to Canadian Association
of Museum standards. It is located in a brand new building in
historic Inglewood. And admission is free. Group tours can be
Home Page: www.eskerfoundation.com
444, 1011 - 9th Avenue S.E.
Calgary Alberta T2G 0H7
Phone: (403) 930-2490
- Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
They have regular short "courses."
Just visiting Fish Creek park is very nice, also.
Located in south Calgary.
- Fort Calgary
Fort Calgary has home school days. For more info, see their
750 - 9th Avenue SE
Phone: (403) 290-1875
- Glenbow Museum
A pass is highly recommended by several hs'ers who have used
them. They have lots of hands-on stuff, and they change these
regularly. They don't have home school events, but if you get
a group of 10 or more homeschooled children together, you can
register for the school programs.
Home page: www.glenbow.org
130 - 9 Avenue S.E.
Phone: (403) 268-4100
School Bookings Phone: (403) 26-4110
- Hangar Flight Museum
If your home schooler is intersted in vintage aircraft and aviation
history, check out the Hangar Flight Museum (formely the Aero
4629 McCall Way NE
Home Page: www.thehangarmuseum.ca
- Heritage Park
Heritage Park has regular home schooler days. For all the details
including the dates of upcoming programs, go to their home school
Home page: www.heritagepark.ca
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Phone: (403) 268-8522
- Nickle Galleries (formerly the Nickle
The Nickle Galleries is at the U of C. Admission is free
(you just have to pay for parking). The collection is now located
in the new library building, called the Taylor Family Digital
Library, or TFDL. See their site for information on what is on
Home Page: nickle.ucalgary.ca
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Phone: (403) 220-7234
- Space Port at the Calgary airport.
"Spaceport is pleased to be offering Homeschoolers
Days (since the Fall of 2006). Bring your students of all
ages in to enjoy a day full of fun, and space & aviation
related workshops! We will be offering several different programs
throughout the day for you to choose from depending on your students
age, ability and grade level. The programs to be offered include
our famous Living in Space Stage Show and our newest Workshop,
Monster Machines. The Homeschoolers Days will take place
on the last Thursday of each month from September to May, from
10:00AM until 2:15PM. Please check out our website below or contact
our Educational Program Director at (403)717-7679 for more information
or to register! Here is your chance to come and have some out
of this world fun with us! Cant wait to see you there!"
Phone: (403) 717-7679 (Educational Program Director)
Home page: www.yyc.com/en-us/travellerinfo/shopping,diningservices/spaceport.aspx
Or go direct to their school programs page (which is also on
their menu): www.yyc.com/en-us/travellerinfo/shopping,diningservices/spaceport/spaceportsschoolprograms.aspx
- Telus Spark Science Centre (formerly
the Telus World of Science)
They have 2 or 3 home school days per year. To find out about
their home school programs, go here: sparkscience.ca/education/school-programs/homeschool-day/
(if this link isn't working, go to their to their main website
then to Education, and to School Programs, and
look for the link to their Homeschool Day there).
220 St. George's Drive NE
Phone: (403) 817-6800
Home page: www.sparkscience.ca
- W.P. Puppets
They do puppet workshops for kids once per month
Phone: (403) 228-3373
Home Page: www.wppuppet.com