Lilly In The Lab

Wed Sep 19, 2018 @ 6:00AM MDT
Sun Sep 23, 2018 @ 11:55PM MDT

This is a free event! Tickets are not required.
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By Xstine Cook, the Bum Family, Kyle Hinton, Kristen Loader 


Whoa. Something’s up! Is it an experiment gone wrong? Why is Lilly, a giant orange monster taking over the heart of Marda Loop? Download an app and go on an augmented reality treasure hunt around Marda Loop to find out. Augmented reality, or AR for short, uses the camera in your phone to superimpose animation on the real world (think Pokemon Go). 

Gather five ingredients using your phone. You can find treasures at five Marda Loop locations using a map in the app. Have a blast! When you find all five, you can enter an AR Portal of Lilly's Lab, and watch the Bum Family’s latest movie, “Lilly in the Lab". An AR Portal is a 360-degree environment you can walk around inside, and it's rad! When you get inside, remember your body is still in the real world: please be aware of surroundings at all times.

*Pro Tip: For maximum portal space, end your game at the Garrison Gate location.

Created by Calgary Animated Object Society artistic director Xstine Cook in collaboration with the Bum Family (a posse of six filmmaking cousins ages 8 to 16), animator Kristen Loader and programmer Kyle Hinton.

Lilly in the Lab app is available on Google Play, and will be available soon for iOS in the Ap Store.

For tips and tricks, consult

Made possible by Marda Loop

This artwork is supported by the Beakerhead Art & Technology Apprenticeship Program with supprt from Canada Council for the Arts. 

Special thanks to Ronmor Holdings Inc. 

September 19 - 23
All day, everyday.

Check out all the Lilly and Beakerhead themed fun going on in Marda Loop


This is a free event! Tickets are not required.

Marda Loop, 33 Ave St and 20 St SW

2100 33 Ave SW, Calgary