7 Things to Do at Beakerhead

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Beakerhead in Calgary

7 Things to Do at Beakerhead

Experience Beakerhead, a smash-up of art, science, and engineering in Calgary

Beakerhead is the ultimate smash-up of art, science, and engineering for a one-of-a-kind festival experience in Calgary. Admission is free to the spectacles and wonders of Beakerhead at Century Gardens and the TELUS Spark Science Centre, featuring everything from Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot and Chatter Box to Cirque Nuit and the Sounds of Science. Get ready for ignition and discover the free experiences of Beakerhead in Calgary.

Beakerhead launches September 23, 2022, at TELUS Spark Science Centre from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. and lands at Century Gardens September 24-25, 2022. Admission is free.



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Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot

Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot is like nothing you have ever seen before. Making its debut at Century Gardens (826 8 Street SW), this research and development initiative focuses on bringing the dream of giant-powered mech suits to life. Weighing 4000kg, with 200 horsepower, the all-terrain racing mech machine-human and battery-powered exoskeleton was built for sport and beyond.

 

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Prosthesis at Beakerhead

Prosthesis at Beakerhead in Calgary

 

Chatter Box

Inspired by the hugely popular show in the 1990’s, Beakerhead features a pop-up version for a freeform flow of ideas, thoughts, and opinions to be captured on video. Chatter Box captures what matters most to Calgarians and visitors, amplifying the dynamic cultures that make Calgary special. Look for a series of pop-up spotlights and feature locations around the city.

 

The Dome

Immerse yourself in a 360 degree experience with the Big Arts Geodome. The hemispherical thin-shelled structure is 53 feet in radius and 44 feet tall, with full projection capabilities on the inside and spectacular surround sound. There’s a lot of science packed into this space as it hosts the Sounds of Science, Reading with Royal, and Sunday Yoga.

 

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The Dome at Beakerhead

The Dome at Beakerhead in Calgary

 

Hack-the-House

Beakerhead welcomes creators, artists, technology friends, and engineering enthusiasts to Hack-the-House. This collaborative challenge empowers teams of kids 14 and older, supported by a panel of experts, to bring creativity and engineering skills together and ‘hack’ a piece of used household furniture into a sustainably powered machine. You’ll be amazed by the results!

 

Cirque Nuit

Catch Cirque Nuit, Western Canada’s premiere circus troupe all weekend long at Beakerhead. Dynamic performers will surprise and delight your senses as they wander through Century Gardens and the Beaker Bar. It’s a wild and twisted adventure beyond the big top curtain.

 

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Cirque Nuit

Cirque Nuit

 

Sounds of Science

Beakerhead is all about collaboration and new ideas, so what could be more fun than mashing up science and rap? Sounds of Science brings together science words and themes with beats and vibes from the word of hip-hop. Join the Masters of Mash-Up, Teekay Othello and Rebecca Dawn as they guide you to electric and grooving rhymes that unpack mitosis and satellites from the stage at Century Gardens. Grab a drink, and a snack, head to the stage and get a rad science-rap earworm implanted in your brain.

 

Nibbles, Tentacles, and Lilly

Bunnies, octopus tentacles, and giant orange inflatable monsters are all Beakerhead favourites. Big, playful, and easy to recognize, everyone in the family will love these classic Beakerhead spectacles. Admission is free to experience these cute and cuddly creatures at Century Gardens in Calgary. Take the Calgary Transit C-Train to Century Gardens for Beakerhead programming, located at the 8th Street SW C-Train platform.

 

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Nibbles, Tentacles, and Lilly at Beakerhead

Nibbles, Tentacles, and Lilly at Beakerhead in Calgary