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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to attend the event?

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.

 

Learn more about Science FUNdamentals' mission and classroom programming.

Donate to Science FUNdamentals.

 

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.

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.

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?

There is no need to print off your confirmation emails, just arrive at the check-in desk and provide the names of registered guests.

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

All cancellations for refunds must be received in writing by email to scifun@ualberta.ca by February 23. Refunds will take 7-10 business days to process.

 

Is the event safe for kids?

Absolutely! The event was made to show kids the FUN of science. Each experiment station is handled by trained volunteers. First aid is 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 January. 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.