Spark After Dark
FEATURED EVENT

Spark After Dark (18+)

It's baaaaack!

DATE

Thursday, November 18, 2021

WHEN

5:00PM - 10:00PM MDT

COST

Admission $26
Free for Spark members

AGES

Adults Only 18+
Must have valid photo ID

Your favourite fun-filled 18+ science evenings have returned!

Ask and you shall receive! Round up your pals and get ready because the ever-so-popular Spark After Dark has returned with everything you love: drinks, food, music and of course, science!

First theme? ROBOTS!

Are humans creating intelligent technology, or is technology evolving beyond humans? Join Spark for an evening of exploring AI, VR, and the innovative robotic technology humans have created and continue to design.

What can you expect from an 18+ night at the science centre?

  • Specialty cocktails that pack a punch
  • No hunger pangs here, the Spark Eatery will be serving up hot meals
  • Dying to try the new Astronaut Ice Cream? There's no better time than the present!
  • Three exhibit galleries with heaps of hands-on experiments
  • 20-minute digital immersion experience

Don't get FOMO! These evenings happen only once a month, so what are you waiting for?

Jumpstart your weekend with Spark After Dark!

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WHAT'S ON

  • LOCATION:
  • EVERYWHERE

PET THERAPY

The science pooches are back! Pet Access League Society (PALS) is a non-profit organization providing regular pet therapy visits.

These roaming pooches will be ready for your adoration at Spark After Dark!

  • LOCATION:
  • ATRIUM

DJ MOLLYFI

She's fearless, she's innovative and she's influential. Who is she? Her friends call her MollyFi (AKA Krista Thibodeau), and she has been a mainstay in the Calgary Electronic Music scene since the early 00's.

Get ready to vibe all night long as MollyFi spins some sick beats!

  • LOCATION:
  • SPARK EATERY

FOOD

The way to the heart is through the stomach.

Bring your appetite because the Spark Eatery is going to be serving up hot dishes like pizza imported from Italy, mini pierogies and more.

  • LOCATION:
  • ATRIUM

DRINKS

The novelty cocktail is back!

Perfect for the gram, the test tube cocktail is made for consumption - only after you cheers it for a boomerang! Packed with a punch, prepare to wake up your taste buds!

  • LOCATION:
  • ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM

ICE CREAM

No visit to the science centre is complete without tasting our solar system!

You've seen them everywhere, now's your chance to choose a favourite planet – this time, with sprinkles!

  • LOCATION:
  • INSPIRATION STAGE

ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE

Dr. Ramirez-Serrano is a full-time professor at the University of Calgary. He is the founder and director of the Robotarium research laboratory.

Join Dr. Ramirez-Serrano for an overview of what is currently fiction and what is the reality in terms of the capabilities of current robotic artifacts.

  • Location:
  • Inspiration Stage

ALGORITHMS THAT RUN OR RUIN OUR LIVES

Algorithms are everywhere in all systems we use. In our daily lives, whenever we start an application, press a button on the keyboard, trigger a sensor, or perform some calculation, there is always an algorithm that is activated, presumably to make our life easier.

Join Osmar Zaiane as he discusses these algorithms that are impact our daily lives.

  • Location:
  • Inspiration Stage

IMPROV IN A ROBOT WORLD

In a world that will include AI and Robots everywhere, perhaps improv and laughter can make sense of our unknown future.

Join Jessica and Nicole from Kinkonauts for an evening of laughter.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Is there cash on site?

      There is an ATM on the second floor at the top of the entry stairs and outside of the Social Eatery. Electronic tender is preferred.

    • I'm a member, do I need a ticket?

      Due to capacity and previous events selling out, we suggest reserving a ticket online ahead of time.

    • Can I buy tickets at the door?

      There will be available tickets at the door, however due to capacity and previous events selling out, we suggest reserving a ticket online ahead of time.

    • Are children allowed?

      This is an 18+ event. Stay tuned for late family friday nights coming soon!

    • How much is parking?

      Parking is $7 and is managed by Calgary Parking Authority through ParkPlus. If paying by mobile, enter Zone 8310 or use one of the pay machines located near the front doors, to pay online with ParkPlus click here.

    • Are masks required?

      As of September 4, the Government of Alberta has announced that masks are required. All guests over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask for their visit to the science centre indoor areas. Masks are not required in the outdoor spaces.

    • Is proof of vaccination required?

      Guests will be required to either show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to entering.

    • Will the Dome Theatre be open?

      The Dome Theatre will be CLOSED September 7 - November 2021 to build a comfortable viewing experience for all guests. Spark apologizes for any inconveniences this may have caused. Renovation extension dates may occur.

    • Cannabis Policy

      Designated zones outside only. If you use, don’t operate a vehicle afterwards/ have some way get home safely please!

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