This year, we focused a lot on the giving of experience gifts, and one of those experience gifts that we recommended was an annual membership for the family, to Telus World of Science.

Here are some of the reasons an annual membership makes sense:

It Pays for Itself, Quickly
The membership is $199, for the entire family (two kids, two parents), for the entire year. The one day cost of when we dropped-in last month would have been nearly $60 for the three of us (one adult and two children), so the annual membership makes sense.

Drop-in Fun 
When you’re not sure what to do with the kids, and don’t want to spend a ton of money, you can visit Telus World of Science and drop-in for some fun. Water play, running through the

Revolving Activities
There are plenty of new activities, all the time, making it a place the children aren’t going to get bored of. During the last month, the kids have taken part in multiple activities, at the Science Garage, as we dropped in.

The Discounts
You can get half off of Imax films, 20% off of the gift shop (hello, Christmas shopping for fun holiday gifts!) and 10% off of concession and the cafe and 10% off of the kids camps. As a bonus to discounts, you’ll also receive early registration for sleepovers, camps, and PD days.

Free Access
As part of the membership, you will also receive free access to over 350 other science centres and museums throughout the world.

Exclusive Access
Members only events, and special offers like an add-on ‘golden egg pass’ to see the Angry Birds Exhibit as many times as you like, for an extra $15, are only a few of the perks you’ll find with the membership.

Still not sure about the membership and want to check out everything there is to do while you’re there? Visit Telus World of Science and you can use the admission prices that you paid for the day can be applied to an annual membership, if you buy it from customer service before you leave.