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SHOCKTOBER

From October 14-31, take risks and be curious during SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark!

Enjoy frightfully fun activities for the entire family as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked by what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 28 and 29 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations. 

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Potion Pour

Brew up a colourful potion, pour it out and watch it slide down our Halloween sculpture in a fascinating pattern. Be amazed as the colours of your potion mix with others to create something awesome and beautiful. Watch out - brewing potions can be a messy adventure!

  • Daily at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Atrium
Get Slimed

It’s time to get messy at TELUS Spark. We’ve created a spider that dumps gooey, slimy, sticky stuff onto you! Are you brave enough to stand under the mysterious mess? Grab one of our umbrellas and get your photo taken as you bravely dodge the goop! 

  • All day, every day in the Atrium
Destroying a Pumpkin with Science

Watch the spectacle as one of our science professionals crushes, slices, smashes, obliterates, flattens or otherwise destroys our favourite orange halloween fruit, the Pumpkin.

  • Weekdays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Weekends at 12:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. 
Host Parasite Interaction Group

There is a creature whose life is interwoven with those of humans, our pets, as well as domestic livestock. These same creatures are inside our food and water! What are we talking about, you ask? Parasites! Parasites play a key role in the function and stability of natural ecosystems, and thus the conservation and sustainability of wildlife populations. Don’t be afraid, be curious and discover the unknown world of parasites.

  • October 21 and 22 only
The Science of Waste

Play an interactive game to learn more about the icky science behind landfills and composting with the City of Calgary's Waste Management Division. Garbage can be gross, but there's lots of fascinating reactions taking place every day in our landfills and composting centres. Don't be afraid to dive into the science of waste! 

  • 12 p.m. - 4p.m. October 14 and 15 only 
Spooky Science Demo

Our mad scientists are cooking up a live science demonstration to celebrate SHOCKTOBER! Watch the Doctor and her assistant, Beeker, conquer their fears and get curious about the science behind water and fire. 

  • Weekends at 1 p.m. in the Inspiration Stage

Critters and Dirt

Our chefs at Social Eatery by Roger Mooking have cooked up their take on a classic Halloween favourite! Made with gourmet ingredients, this gummy worm and chocolate-infused treat is sure to please all the little ghouls and goblins in your family. 

 

Monster Mash-Up, October 28 & 29 only:

Toy Mash-Up

Back by popular demand, create your very own toy mash-up by combining and sewing old toys together to design a new one.

  • All Day, October 28 & 29 only
Mysterious Animal of the Night 

Join the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet their friendly resident skunk, Oliver, a porcupine named Quillimena, and Ophelia, their and great horned owl. These informative and up-close presentations will give you the knowledge behind these mysterious and often misunderstood animals. 

  • October 28 & 29 only
  • 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Inspiration Stage
Dancing in Fog

Listen for the music to rise in the atrium and come down and dance in a dry-ice powered fog! Happening multiple times per day, so keep your ears open for the music. 

  • All Day, October 28 & 29 only
Costume Repair

Are you having a costume malfunction? Whether your costume has teeth, tails, frills or chills, one of our staff can help you develop the skills to get your costume back up and running with our supply of safety pins, sewing supplies and hot glue. 

  • All Day, October 28 & 29 only

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