Adults Only Night: Through the Haze - The Science of Cannabis 

Thursday, August 9, 2018
6 p.m.-10 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Atlas Growers.

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Galleries and activities: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Bar Last Call:
9:30 p.m.

Cannabis will soon be legalized for recreational use in Canada, and we're all still kind of figuring out what that means. Join us on Aug 9 to dive into the science - what does THC actually do to us? What are cannabis' medicinal uses, and how do they differ from its recreational uses? Why does cannabis give you the munchies, again? We'll also take a look at the social implications of what these new legal changes mean for our society.   


Check out some of the things going on at Adults Only Night this month:

Cannabis Activities in Atrium


Operating with Cannabis Game 

How does cannabis affect your body? Your patient Sparky Sam just consumed cannabis - can you "operate" to see how it affects his body or will you get the buzzer? 


CONTEST: Cannabis Crossword Puzzle 

Complete the Cannabis Crossword Puzzle and be entered to win 2 FREE admission tickets to TELUS Spark! Go on an adventure throughout the building for clues to help you solve the puzzle. 


THC Molecule Maker 

You might not be a chemistry major, but tonight, we break down the science behind the chemical compounds of Cannabis. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive component of Cannabis. Learn the chemical composition of THC molecules, by constructing giant versions of these trippy chemicals yourself!


TELUS Spark's Cloud Cannon 

End the night with our infamous CLOUD CANNON! Take your aim and see how far you can shoot the cloud! How many smoke rings can you make?

Community Partners in Creative Kids Museum 

6:00pm - 9:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Canadian Blood Services, Cannabis, and you!

Check out the Cannabis Quiz Station generated by Canadian Blood Services. Test your knowledge of how Cannabis interacts with the bloodstream, learn about what types of Cannabis consumption might disqualify you from giving blood, and why. Finally, if you don’t already know, Canadian Blood Services can help you figure out your own personal blood type! Find out if you’re on team “A”, “O” or anything in between.

6:00pm - 9:30pm                                                                                                            

Cannabis & the Brain - University of Calgary Neuroscience Students 

Learn about how Cannabis affects our brain chemistry with neuroscience students and researchers from the University of Calgary. Get hands on and interactive with some of the scientific concepts involved, trace what happens to a person’s brain when they (hypothetically) consume Cannabis, and what some of the lasting effects might be.  

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Information on Cannabis from a Law Enforcement perspective - RCMP 

The legalization of Cannabis means there will be big changes in law enforcement. Come learn more about the RCMP, from the RCMP themselves! Hear their perspectives on how legal Cannabis might affect our communities, and ask them questions you may have wondered about Cannabis and the law. 

Speakers in Feature Gallery


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Earth & Sky - First Floor
Energy & Innovation - First Floor
Creative Kids Museum - First Floor
HD Digital Dome Theatre *FREE SHOWS - First Floor 
Open Studio - Second Floor
Being Human - Second Floor
Social Eatery Cafe - Second Floor 


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