The Great Pumpkin Smash

The Great Pumpkin Smash

Oct 30-31 | Halloween activities happening every hour

Pumpkin catapults, ooey gooey live science shows, and pumpkin treats

Halloween is looking a little different this year, but don't hang up your costumes just yet. Spark is hosting hourly spooktacular activities on Oct 30-31! Hourly activities include a reptile meet and greet, pumpkin catapults, and ooey gooey live science shows.


Friday, Oct 30 | 10 AM - 9 PM (all ages, extended Friday hours)

Saturday, Oct 31 | 10 AM - 5 PM (all ages, regular hours)

*Some activities have special hours

The Great Pumpkin Smash is included with admission or membership. Timed tickets are required for entry for all guests including members.

Hourly Activities

Reptile Meet and Greet

In Earth & Sky and Energy & Innovation Galleries

Face your fears with some not-so-creepy reptiles handled by Calgary Reptile Parties experts.

Special Times
October 30 | 10AM - 6PM
October 31 | 10AM - 5PM

Photo depicted is for promotional purposes only and may not be the same reptile available for this experience.

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Ooey Gooey Live Science Shows

In the Inspiration Stage

Special Times
October 30 | 10:30AM - 8:30PM
October 31 | 10:30AM - 4:30PM

On the half hour, every hour

Get grossed out by giant oozing and freezing pumpkin live science experiments.

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Pumpkin Catapult

Outdoors in Brainasium Park

Heads-up! Incoming pumpkin! Join the Okotoks Optimist Club to learn about the physics of catapults and watch pumpkins launch across the sky.

Special Times
October 30 | 11AM - 6PM
October 31 | 11AM - 5PM

Launches happen every half hour

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Featured Film: Nosferatu

In Inspiration Stage

Special Times

October 30 | 6PM - 7:30PM

Limited Capacity

Recommended Age: 13+

Viewer Discretion is Advised

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About The Okotoks Optimist Club

"Optimist International is a service club of like-minded individuals who work together to bring out the best in youth, the community and in ourselves. The Okotoks Optimist Club and other fellow clubs in the world and your area, are focused on providing fun and engaging fundraising events, to provide programs, assistance and leadership possibilities to our youth. In the process our Optimist members feel connected within the community and gain friendships and purpose. Our goal is to increase our optimistic outlook on life for our town and for both our memberships and our youth."

Trick or treat yo'self 20% off!

All guests dressed in halloween costumes will receive 20% off Spark Store in-store purchases!*

*Oct 30-31 only. Some conditions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers. No cash value.

Experience Camp Serotonin

Along with festive halloween activities, enjoy the great outdoors inside with Spark's featured exhibit, Camp Serotonin! Learn the science behind building resiliency by optimizing the happy chemical, serotonin. Included with admission.

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