Telus Spark is full of interactive exhibits, and the latest Instagrammable one has arrived. Until August 1, Luminarium — an inflatable, immersive light installation consisting of winding tunnels, cavernous domes and kaleidoscopic colours — will be on display and ready to explore.
Luminarium is something like an adult bouncy castle crossed with a psychedelic maze — with 21 chambers and more than 11,000 square feet of space to take in, it’s an attraction not to be missed. Set up outside Telus Spark, the entire structure is lit using only natural light, which reflects off the soft, curved walls to produce an array of vivid colours and shapes as you walk through. It’s recommended that, while exploring, you take the time to sit or lay down, look up and just enjoy the sensory experience, which includes an immersive soundscape.
The maze structure, specifically called the Timisien, is currently on a world tour, and is one of many variations by the installation creators, Architects of Air, based in Nottingham, England. The Timisien is modelled after the architecture of the Romanian city of Timișoara, and the structure’s main chamber was inspired by Gaudi’s Casa Guell. There are several other styles, set up in cities around the world.
Luminarium is open at Telus Spark from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Entry to the exhibit is included with a Telus Spark membership, or for an extra $3 on top of admission. Space inside is limited, so book your tickets ahead of time here.
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