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Explore Edmonton: The Science Behind Pixar

On my to-do list this summer was to visit Telus World of Science Edmonton for the travelling exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar, the first stop on its Canadian tour on now until January 7, 2018. While in Edmonton we took our niece to this exhibit – she’s a pro at navigating TWoSE since she just finished a summer science camp there. With over 40 interactive elements, she guided us through the Pixar process of how a film is made from start to end. This exhibit highlights the science and technology concepts used every day at Pixar in each of their films.

To infinity and beyond! The entrance to this featured exhibit had both Buzz Lightyear and Mike & Sully from Monsters Inc. welcome us into the room, filled with interactive stations that ranged from learning how a sketch became a 3D model, and how the animators used computer technology to create movement in a sketch.

Each part of the exhibit allowed children of all ages to participate in the different phases of the animation process of various Pixar movies including Monsters Inc., Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, and more.

And yes, we did find Dory in the end!

After the Pixar exhibit, which we devoted most of our visit to, we enjoyed a couple of short movies in their theatre and wrapped up with a visit to some of their signature exhibits including Body Fantastic, where we learned all about the healthy and gross elements of the body.

Oh, and we played with electricity!

Telus World of Science Edmonton is a great way to spend a day, with or without children. Children and adults alike will enjoy the various exhibits, movies, and IMAX experience the centre has to offer.

For more information on Telus World of Science Edmonton, visit http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca.

Thanks to Explore Edmonton for arranging our visit today. For more information on what Edmonton has to offer in terms of activities and attractions, visit https://exploreedmonton.com/.

 

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