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SHOCKTOBER

From October 6-31, 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 27 and 28 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations. 

Thank you to Imperial for generously sponsoring this event. 

BUY TICKETS

Included in General Admission or Membership to TELUS Spark. 

Paint Pour 

Brew up a colourful paint 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 @ 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
Giant Spider Scare

Spiders, big and small, have invaded TELUS Spark guarding the secret mad science lab! Weed your way through giant spider webs, and if you're brave enough, meet the biggest spider of them all! Conquer your fears of spider and get curious about the mysteries behind what they're guarding. 

  • All Day, Every Day 
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.

  • Daily @ 11:30 a.m. & 15 mins before close 
Dr. Arachnid's Mad Science Show 

Noted scientist Dr. Arachnid has spent a lifetime studying spiders.  This obsession has led to madness. Spider Madness! Now the entire lab is being taken over by spiders and worse, Dr. Arachnid's creation of a monster spider has escaped!  The Doctor has gathered as many fellow scientists as possible to find a way to stop the spiders, find the monster, confront our fears and cure the madness. 

  • Weekends Only @ 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
Design Your Own Critter Bots - Open Studio Workshop

Recruiting all mad scientists! Use your creativity and imagination to help our team build a swarm of new critter bots. Discover the technology behind designing these pesky robotic bugs. 

  • Daily @ 12:30 p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Social Eatery's Cricket Grilled Cheese 

Dare to eat your fears? Enjoy this classic melted cheddar goodness with a sprinkle of a cricket-y surprise! 

  • All day, Every Day 
Get Batty - Alberta Bat Station 

Learn about Alberta Bats! How big are they? What do they eat? How many kinds of bats do we have in the province? The Bat Station will have bat specimens, bat models, examples of insects our bats eat and an example of a bat box that you can build for your backyard! A short presentation about bats in our province and around the globe will get you started on a lifetime of being a bat supporter. Come out and be a bat friend!

  • Oct 6 & Oct 7 Only @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Presentations @ 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. 
Creepy Curiosities - Lady Buggy

Come face-to-face with your FREAKIEST FEARS! Lady Buggy's hands-on bug table will change the way you look at bugs this halloween! Spiders, centipedes, scorpions & more! Discover how a tarantula moults. Experience how a dragonfly sees. Feel all fourteen tickly little legs of an isopod crawl across your palm. 

  • Oct 13 & Oct 20 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
Two Legs Is Too Few

Two Legs is Too Few. "Human Beings are so pathetic...only two legs? Only two eyes? And such tiny little rear ends! Lady Buggy has something much better in store for two lucky victims...oops, I mean volunteers, who will be transformed into much improved versions of themselves one buggy body part at a time."

  • Oct 13 & Oct 20 Only 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. 
Join the Pack - Wolf Matters 

Discover why wolves matter! Learn what these Apex creatures are really like and how they live in their packs. Find out about what is happening to wolves in Western Canada, why, and how you can make a difference for these elusive canids. 

  • Oct 21 Only @ 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Presentations @ 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. 

Monster Mash-Up Weekend (Oct 27 & Oct 28) 

Creatures Great & Small - Calgary Zoo

Overcome your fears about misunderstood animals! Calgary Zoo's talented educators will share their favourite misunderstood creatures with TELUS Spark visitors, using the power of science and learning to connect and inspire. Get hands-on and explore supercool skulls, pelts, fangs, and talons. Calgary Zoo educators are experts at turning fear and loathing into awe and enthusiasm for all creatures great and small. 

  • Oct 27 Only @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Creepy Curiosities - Lady Buggy 

Come face-to-face with your FREAKIEST FEARS! Lady Buggy's hands-on bug table will change the way you look at bugs this halloween! Spiders, centipedes, scorpions & more! Discover how a tarantula moults. Experience how a dragonfly sees. Feel all fourteen tickly little legs of an isopod crawl across your palm.

  • Oct 27 & Oct 28 Only @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Real Reptile Show 

The words “snakes” and “spiders” are enough to send shivers down some people's spines. Fear of these amazing animals is learned, and we can turn that fear into curiosity. Learn about the fascinating role these “creepy crawlers” have in the environment! Hosted by Jason Clevett – Owner of Calgary Reptile Parties & Reptile Expert on Animal Planet’s newest show SCALED! 

  • Oct 27 & Oct 28 Only @ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 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.

  • Oct 27 & Oct 28 Only  @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thriller Dance

Get your ghostly groove on and learn Michael Jackson's Thriller dance with Calgary's Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

  • Oct 27 & Oct 28 Only @ 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. 

 

BUY TICKETS

Included in General Admission or Membership to TELUS Spark. 

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SPOOK-tacular 18+ Halloween Party!

Enter the mad science lab of horror at TELUS Spark as you eat, drink, play and dance the night away. Dress up in your best Halloween costume as we treat you to a thrilling night of adult fun. The only thing spookier is the FOMO!

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