Starfleet Academy experience set to land in Calgary at Telus Spark

Jan 7 2017, 6:23 am

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to “live long and prosper” in true Klingon fashion, a new exhibit opening at TELUS Spark next month maybe just the thing you’re looking for.

Opening on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017.

Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton and Garrett Wang will be at the launch event night on February 3 as the Star Trek celebrity guests. VIP tickets include an exclusive meet and greet photo opportunity and early admission to explore the exhibition. Ticket quantities limited for this preview event, click here to access them online.

Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.

And “Career Day” at the academy will test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking might be as part of the crew of a starship. Will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer? How about a Commander?

After a hologram orientation, you’ll begin a series of simulated science, engineering, medical and command evaluations in seven different zones. As you progress through the training program, your results will be tracked with an individual wristband in order to determine your Starfleet career recommendation.

Other opportunities at the exhibit include:

  • Learning to speak Klingon
  • Conducting a planetary survey
  • Guiding the U.S.S. Enterprise through a maze of threats
  • Testing your hand during phaser target practice

At the end of your training, you’ll graduate and receive your commissioning in the Starfleet. Don’t forget to step out onto the deck of a Next Generation Enterprise-D bridge.

The unique blend of science and science fiction in Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience makes it ideal for life-long and new Star Trek fans alike.

Discover the science behind Star Trek and learn how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) helped to create the world of Star Trek.

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience

  • What: A new exhibit in Calgary touches on all things Klingon
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. Georges Drive NE
  • When: Daily, from February 4 until June 4
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