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Live Science Demos

Watch bubbles of fire, test the limits of your hearing, hear a huge heartbeat, or experiment with a cryogenic liquid.

Don't miss the daily live science demonstrations happening at the Inspiration Stage.

Our live science demonstrations are an excellent way to get your neurons firing. Experience science in a big, engaging and memorable way that will leave you inspired. Our goal is to spark your curiosity and get you asking questions. 

Weekdays at 2:00 p.m.
Weekends at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Topics change daily.

Sounds Like Science

From whispers to thunderclaps, sound is all around us.

  • Make waves to explore pitch and amplitude
  • Test the limits of human hearing
  • Hear how different gasses can change the human voice
  • Create amazing sound effects
  • See fiery sound waves using a Rubens' Tube

Light Up Your Brain

Shadows, rainbows, spectrums and more. Light is everywhere.

  • Experiment by mixing different colours of light together
  • Split up light into a rainbow and then put it back together
  • Trick our brains into seeing something that isn't there
  • View things from outside the visible spectrum
  • See different coloured shadows

On Fire

Discover how spectacular chemistry can be.

  • Discover the science of fireworks with colourful flames
  • Get up close and personal with bubbles of fire
  • Experience a reaction so hot, it's used to melt steel
  • Find the fire in everyday flour
  • Learn that making water can be an explosive experience


This demo is an exploration of water particles and their movement.

  • See the movement of water particles
  • Watch a gigantic cloud erupt from a geyser
  • Put a giant balloon to a fiery test
  • Touch a super cold "cryogenic" liquid
  • Discover and insulator so good it can protect us from fire

Parks Canada at TELUS Spark

Parks Canada is here all summer long to raise awareness and encourage understanding of conservation efforts in Canada's National Parks.

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Gnarly Pines

  • Be part of the story of conserving Whitebark Pines with Parks Canada! Imagine yourself as a seedling, struggling for survival in Banff National Park. What will it take to save our Species at Risk?

Banff Behind the Scenery

  • How can we learn about the animals in Banff National Park without disturbing them? Parks Canada has some special eyes and ears out in the forest. Discover how technology meets biology to help us keep the park healthy.