Beakerhead

The most spectacular outreach program a science centre could dream of!

Beakerhead was founded in 2013 with the belief that making science and engineering accessible through art and entertainment, would lead to unprecedented human ingenuity, and boy has it!

In April 2022, TELUS Spark Science Centre merged with Beakerhead and joined forces to engage and inspire more people and communities with science and technology. With Beakerhead and Spark working together, the future of science in communities across Calgary looks brighter than ever before!

Over the last 11 years, Beakerhead has facilitated more than 542,000 in-person encounters with STEAM and is home for programs Hack The House, Operation Minerva and Prototype Project!

This magic wouldn't be possible without the help from over 665 local partners, 35,000 volunteer hours, and 1,442 collaborating presenters.

Year Round

  • AGES
  • 14-21

Hack The House

An exciting and engaging event specifically designed for young teams of individuals aged 14 - 21 from across Alberta. Participants are challenged to put their engineering, creativity and collaborative skills to the test and ‘hack’ a piece of used household furniture by transforming it into a rideable machine that runs on sustainable power sources. Sign-up by January 31 to take part in Beakerhead 2023!

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  • GRADES
  • 8-9

Operation Minerva

Operation Minerva is a mentoring series aimed at inspiring girls and gender diverse students to feel a sense of belonging in the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Through networking, story-sharing, team challenges and site visits with a diverse group of mentors, students will be able to envision their own future journeys in STEAM disciplines and build a community of people to share those journeys with.

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  • GRADES
  • 5-12

Prototype Project

Formerly known as DIY Science Centre, Prototype Project immerses students in some seriously super science! This ten-week design challenge empowers students to prototype and showcase a science exhibit with the help of Spark Science Guides and local professionals. Dive deep into the design-thinking process and get ready to explore STEAM!

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KEEP THE FIRES BURNING

By donating to Beakerhead, you directly support and sustain the community of creators and science lovers that will help launch this smash-up into its next ten years.

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