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Immersive after-dark installations, pyrotechnics and performances: Inside Beakerhead 2023

Jul 19, 2023

Organizers have unveiled plans for Beakerhead 2023, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. The annual festival, launched in 2013, is a celebration of art, science and engineering.

This year, the free four-day event will take place from Sept. 14 to 17 at three locations: Contemporary Calgary, Millennium Park and the Telus Spark Science Centre. Beakerhead’s 2023 event will include more than 50 activities, presentations, workshops and installations. This year, the feature attraction will be BODY, an immersive after-dark installation at Millennium Park from UK company Walk the Plank that brings visitors on a journey through the systems of the human body.

“BODY uses the latest technology to create a deeper understanding of the science of the human form through light, sound, special effects and fire,” said a news release.


Back at Beakerhead’s headquarters in Telus Spark Science Centre, there will be robotics and Hack the House, where youth teams have turned a piece of furniture into a sustainably powered, rideable machine.

“We are so excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beakerhead,” said Roderick Tate, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Telus Spark Science Centre.

“As a highly-anticipated beacon of creativity, discovery and curiosity for makers, dreamers, nerds and creatives in Calgary and beyond, Beakerhead is a must attend celebration.”

CTV News | Published