Hack The House

An engineering challenge for youth, ages 14-21.

Operation Minerva

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DIY Science Centre

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Dive into the extravaganza! Unearth the magic behind each experiment, entertainer, exhibit, and eccentric escapade.


Navigate the whimsy! Your trusty guide to all the quirky corners of Beakerhead awaits.


Tick-tock goes the clock! Plan your adventure through our fantastical timeline of wonders.


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Updates from the strange and interesting world of Beakerhead.


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Join one of Calgary’s coolest volunteer crews.

Knot Your Expectations


Saturday, Sept 16 | 11am-7pm


Contemporary Calgary
701 11 St SW
Calgary, AB

Knots tie us together, bridge low tech and high tech, and connect us with our past. Join enthusiastic youth and volunteers from local Scouts Canada groups to get tangled in the art of knots.

Lots of knots apply to:

  • outdoor adventures like climbing and sailing
  • intracellular adventures like DNA supercoiling
  • outer space adventures like wiring a spacecraft for extreme conditions, and
  • inner space adventures, persevering and doing  your best when learning new skills.

Be prepared to tie knots with slime, dip rope in liquid nitrogen, supercoil string and more.

Supported by: Government of AlbertaSuncor, Funded by the Government of Canada