CKM is a museum-within-a-museum – a dedicated children’s gallery within the TELUS Spark science center for visitors aged 9 and under, full of custom multi-sensory exploration, making, and play experiences.
To achieve a strong measure of authenticity, the CKM design features natural materials throughout, and makes excellent use of recycled materials for great aesthetic effect. Reclaimed wood is used as a cladding material, natural stones are employed in the water exhibits, and the climber is built from many types of woods and textiles.
CKM is designed as a creative, inspiring space whose sensory-rich experiences adapt to a child’s changing capabilities and interests. Distinct, interrelated zones are centered on water, climbing, structures, art, and theater, plus a protected toddler area.