Beakerhead‘s explosive blend of research and innovation returns this week as the annual festival celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Featuring brand-new installations, interactive experiences and “mind-bending” performances, the event is ready to welcome the community into a world where science and art collide.
Running from September 14 to 17 across three iconic Calgary locations, this year’s festival is full of immersive experiences and artistic performances that illuminate science, technology, and engineering. Plus, a little bit of pyrotechnics.
Beakerhead 2023 will include more than 50 activities, presentations, workshops and installations that showcase the alchemy that happens when innovators, creators, scientists, and artists collide.
Attendees can experience virtual reality, art installations and even a roller rink at BRAIN in Contemporary Calgary.
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.
Beakerhead’s feature attraction comes from UK outdoor arts company Walk the Plank.
BODY is an immersive after-dark installation that brings you 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.
Beakerhead is a free event. Check out the Beakerhead Festival website and celebrate a decade of wonder and celebration for science.