Transportation Support Program

Thanks to the generosity of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE) supporters, funds are available to provide transportation by bus to school groups visiting the science centre.

Apply for the TWOSE Transportation Support Fund.

1. Schools applying for the TWOSE Transportation Support Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an accredited K-12 educational institution. Funds must go towards supporting a field trip for students and not a PD day for teachers
  • Approximately located within a 30km radius of TWOSE. Areas that can access these funds are: Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Other locations will be considered and if approved, will receive a subsidy to cover a portion of their busing costs.
  • Classes must book a minimum of the Teacher’s Best Value Package ($11.50 per student). The Teacher's Best Value package includes: Building Admission, all Science Demonstrations on the Science Demo Stage, Feature Exhibition and one (1) School Program or Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre (MZT) planetarium show of your choice. Schools can add an IMAX show for an additional $5.00 per student.

2. Applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Schools who might not otherwise be able to bring their students to TWOSE (students in at-risk areas, schools on the High Social Vulnerability list for their school boards, students who are otherwise underserved). 
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools within the 30km radius of TWOSE. Schools from other locations will be considered and, if approved, will receive a subsidy to cover a portion of their busing costs.
  • Schools who are booking their first field trip to TWOSE.
  • Schools who are booking their first field trip to TWOSE.
  • Inquiring Minds Science School attendees (max. two (2) days’ transportation per week of Science School).

3. The Transportation Support Program includes:

  • One free bus for 40-60 students from the school, to TWOSE, on the day of the program. Schools are encouraged to combine classes on an application, such that the minimum number of students is 40 and the maximum is 60 (exceptions may be made for our onsite Science School program). Schools may only benefit from this program a maximum of twice per academic year.

4. Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • For field trips trips taking place from September 5, 2017 to June 28, 2018: June 30, 2017

Apply for the TWOSE Transportation Support Fund.