Beakerhead for Children of all Ages

Back-to-school is the perfect time to inspire a child’s learning for a year, or a lifetime!

Designed for children aged 0-120!

Back-to-school is the perfect time to inspire a child’s learning for a year, or a lifetime! Here are a few quirky adventures that are perfect for kids (your inner kid is invited too).

Four to Six
Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16 @ 4:00 pm
Street experiments, big-time science busking, mobile contraptions and a cacophony of artists and performers await. Roll up your pant legs and try the cornstarch walk, or meet the maker of an electrical brain. Bring your co-workers or family to this daily open-air happy hour and see a side of the greatest adventure story on earth – yes, science and engineering!
Free!

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Tentacles
All day, everyday during Beakerhead!
A massive octopus, one of the world’s smartest sea creatures, has managed to get inside one of Inglewood’s historic buildings.
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Sandbox of Human Ingenuity
All day, everyday during Beakerhead!
Robots and humans of all ages (0-120) are invited to go on an archaeological dig, bring a picnic or just roll up your sleeves and get sandy. Check online for a schedule of sandbox activities. All day Saturday is Pop-up Paleontology. On Sunday, take part in The Earthian, a day of activities in the sandbox including a buried potato hunt, a birthday party for a Mars Rover or a catapult building afternoon.
Free!

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Saturnian
All day, everyday during Beakerhead!
Right next door to the sandbox, slip off your shoes and walk inside the belly of this inflatable, robotic, exploratory, Humpback-Narwhal hybrid. This massive explorer is outfitted with state of the art Narwhal sensory equipment and Humpback Whale navigational technology!
Free!

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Taste of That Thing in the Desert
Friday, September 16 @ 6:00 pm
Join the League of Extraordinary Albertans for a celebration of freedom and radical self-expression with interactive art displays, workshops for all ages, performances and live DJs for dancing. Expressive dress and costumes are encouraged for this family-friendly event with interactivity for kids and grown-ups alike!
Free!

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Energy Defenders
Saturday, September 17 @ 12:00 pm
Battle the forces of darkness by generating energy so you can get to the party! Join us at an outdoor event for all ages, where you’ll be tasked to create energy through fun activities.
Free!

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Nibbles
All day, everyday during Beakerhead!
Last year thousands of people took time to relax and enjoy the park with enormous illuminated bunnies. This year, Australian artist Amanda Parer is back, and this time there are…baby bunnies!
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Puppet Pop-Up Studio
Saturday, September 17 @ 1:00 pm
Combine puppet creation with low-tech mechanics and an outer space theme to make your very own “jumping jack toy” with WP Puppet Theatre. After warming up – with jumping jacks – you will create your signature space puppet and then perform “Space Oddity” as homage to Chris Hadfield and the late David Bowie.
$10

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Thundercloud Parade at ILLUMINASIA
Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Visit the Calgary Zoo’s ILLUMINASIA for a night of science, engineering and art in this stage show featuring bright and stormy “thundercloud” creations by the girls in the Cybermentor program. Then join the parade as they head to Beakernight in all their LED wonder!
$24 for 16+, $15 for 3-15, Free for 2 and under.

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Beakernight
Saturday, September 17 @ 7:00 pm
An evening full of quirky surprises will illuminate the streets of Bridgeland where everyone can enjoy interactive works and performances, live music, the Beakerbar, a pedal-powered brain, a can-crushing cow and a human- sized hamster wheel, just to name to few!
Free!

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Beakerhead 2016 takes place from September 14-18.

Click here to see all the events, purchase tickets, and find more information about these spectacular events!

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ellen Parker
1-403-919-9452
ellen@ellenparkerpr.com

Debbie Dalen
1-403-801-5344
debbie@beakerhead.com