What is Beakerhead?
On the surface, Beakerhead looks like a week of spectacular fun every September. But it’s more than a schedule of mesmerizing events: it’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious.
Leading with hands-on entertainment, Beakerhead advances the understanding of science and engineering as part of everyday life – through art and culture. It creates a world of collision and collaboration. Yes, indeed, sparks do fly when “things technical” meet “things creative”. Have we got your attention? Welcome to Beakerhead!
The city turns into a giant laboratory
Beakerhead is hands-on and citywide. Everyone is warmly encouraged to take part. Find yourself immersed in engineered art, international ingenuity competitions, public performances, community challenges, backyard-built contraptions, and creations of your own making. You will learn something new, that is Beakerhead’s guarantee.
Be sure to check out 2015/2016 year-round programs and see you on the streets and venues of Calgary from September 14 – 18, 2016!