Spark After Dark (18+)
18+ Nights of Science

Spark After Dark

The best science comes out at night!

Come to the dark side, there is science over here!

Ever wonder what happens at Spark, after dark? This adult-only event series is filled with evenings of science-tastic programming! Spark After Dark is here with the food, the drinks, the ice cream, the music, and of course, the science!

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

  • The entire science centre is open late for an adults-only evening of fun!
  • Enjoy full bar service and sip on specialty-themed cocktails.
  • Indulge with delicious snacks and treats provided by the Spark Eatery and Astronaut Ice Cream Café.
  • Try the famous Astronaut Ice Cream - 10 flavours in total - there's no better time than the present!
  • Catch a show in the Infinity Dome theatre.

Taking transit to Spark After Dark?

Hop on the AM/PM Limo Party Bus for a FREE and fun shuttle ride to and from the Calgary Zoo LRT Station!

The shuttle will run for all Spark After Dark events in 2024 from 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM. AM/PM Limo is the Transportation Partner of Spark After Dark.

PLUS, receive a 10% discount when you book with AM/PM Limo for any pick-up or drop-off at the science centre!

Spark Memberships for Adults and Students

Spark Members receive all kinds of perks like free parking as well as: a 15% special discount at the Spark Eatery, Astronaut Ice Cream and the Spark Store on Spark After Dark evenings! (The regular discount for members is 10%). Buy a Spark Membership here, and always have exclusive access to science!

Upcoming Dates

  • 2024
  • AUG 9

Body Mod

Human bodies are often seen as simply products of nature, but they're also shaped by culture. From ritualistic traditions to folk medicine, aesthetics, and creative self-expression, cultures around the globe have been reshaping the human canvas for centuries. Delve into the science behind diverse body modification practices and explore the motivations that drive people to express themselves uniquely.

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  • 2024
  • OCT 11

Killer Psyche

Explore criminology and criminal psychology to uncover the scientific foundations behind headline-grabbing crimes. Participate in thought-provoking discussions on the complexities of the human psyche and the impact of these acts on communities. Learn about the avenues for community support, victim advocacy, and raising awareness from community advocacy groups.

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  • 2024
  • DEC 13

Greatest Hits

Get set for a celebration of the best highlights from ALL the previous Spark After Darks of 2024. Explore the science and fun behind each past theme—all while indulging in delectable bites, drinks, and live music!

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