Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

Science FUNday will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Is there a fee to attend the event?

For all in-person FUNdays, there is a nominal fee of $5 per participant from ages 4 to 12.

Why is there a fee? 

Science FUNday has grown in size over the years—approximately 2500 guests attend each year! The event relies heavily on student volunteers, sponsorships, grants, donations, and profit from the previous year’s concession. We have introduced a nominal fee to assist with recovering event costs (e.g. demo materials, cleaning, etc) and to ensure that the event offers the best possible experience for all young scientists who will participate, learn, and experiment! 

 

All remaining proceeds following cost recovery will go towards preparing the next Science FUNday as well as Science FUNdamentals’ regular classroom programming throughout the year. The student group and registered charity conducts experiments throughout the year in classrooms all over the city of Edmonton. Kind donations greatly help continue showing kids how awesome science can be.

 

How do I register for the event?

An online registration link will be available in mid-January. Spots are limited due to safety and fire regulations. Click here to be notified when FUNday registration opens!

How do I register for tours?

Tour registration is available on site the day of the event on a first-come first-served basis. Volunteers will be happy to direct you to the Tour Registration Desks. Please understand that spots are very limited due to safety and fire regulations.

I have a question about the event or your organization. Where can I contact a member of your team?

We can be reached at scifun@ualberta.ca.

How can I learn more about Science FUNdamentals?

Learn more about Science FUNdamentals' mission and classroom programming.

How can I support your organization?

Donate to Science FUNdamentals.

Is there flexibility regarding the entry time?

There is plenty of flexibility with when you attend FUNday. The event is come and go as you please.

Where do I get my FUNday tickets? Do I need to print my email confirmation?

Please stay tuned for further details regarding tickets in mid-January.

We can no longer attend the event. What can we do? 

Please stay tuned for further details regarding refunds in mid-January.​

Is the event safe for kids?

Absolutely! The event was made to show kids the FUN of science. Each virtual experiment is conducted by trained volunteers. Our event and all the content offered have been approved by the Office of Dean of Students at the University of Alberta. First aid will be on site as well.

My child has special needs. Will you be able to accommodate us?

Our team will do our best to ensure that you and your child will experience all that FUNday has to offer. Please contact us at scifun@ualberta.ca before the event to request accommodation.

 

My child is very interested in biology and chemistry. What do you have and where will these features be located?

The Science FUNday schedule and map will be available online in early 2022. Demo booths, presentation halls, bathrooms, first aid, etc are all located on the map. Volunteers in purple and orange shirts will also be happy to direct you.

What do I need to attend the event?

Nothing! The event offers snacks and drinks for sale at the concession stand. Be sure to bring your enthusiasm for science and FUN!

 

Where can I access more science content?

If you are a teacher, click here to participate in our classroom programming

If you are a teacher, parent, or guardian, click here to participate in our new online course - Science FUNdamentals at Home!

If you are a youth group leader, or would simply like more information, please contact our External Director at external@sciencefundamentals.org.