September 18, 2019

September 22, 2019

Free - $80.00 +

Various Venues, Calgary

(587) 351-7787


Events Description

It’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious. Beakerhead is hands-on and citywide. Everyone is warmly encouraged to take part. Find yourself immersed in engineered art, international ingenuity competitions, public performances, community challenges, backyard-built contraptions, and creations of your own making.

Beakerhead brings together more than 150 arts and engineering collaborators from across the globe to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and entertainment throughout city venues and public spaces.


Tickets: Free (most of the events are free) and ticketed events.

How to get tickets?

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Date: September 18 to 22, 2019 | Schedule

All outdoor events will happen whether it rains or shines pending that it’s still safe.


Lost Hours
11 Sep

Arts Commons, 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

September 11, 2019 To September 21, 2019


Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María, ‘The Lost Hours’ is an installation performance simulating a dark ride for a ...  »

Lunch Without Light
17 Sep

Dark Table, 731 6 Ave SW, Calgary

September 17, 2019 To September 19, 2019


Dark Table is a restaurant in Calgary where you dine in the dark. It’s time to dine in darkness at Dark Table Calgary! At Lunch Without ...  »

Cocktails on Canvas
18 Sep

Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St SW, Calgary

September 18, 2019


Have you ever wondered what your favourite vintage looks like up close? Or how bubbly your best brew really is? Cocktails on Canvas pairs sipping with investigating ...  »

Beakerhead at the RAO
19 Sep

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 200 198070 Hwy 22, Priddis

September 19, 2019



Stroll through the quantum space garden at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Discuss matter and antimatter, explore the impossibly tiny and then step outside to observe the immensity ...  »

Locked Library at the Central Library
19 Sep

Calgary Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary

September 19, 2019


$42 to $102

From the age of the dinosaurs to the world of jet-packs and flying cars, get ready to travel through time at the Locked Library! On September 20, Calgary’...  »

Beakerhead - The Spectacle
20 Sep

Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary

September 20, 2019

$22.50 to $27.50

An Outlandish Experience. Beakerhead is an exhibition of awe-inspiring artworks, fire-breathing contraptions and contemporary curiosities. It is a world stage for artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors and ...  »

Science Library Takeover
20 Sep

Central Library, 800 3 St SE, East Village, Calgary

September 20, 2019


Let your curiosity take you on an adventure! The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science celebrates Science Literacy Week with hands-on activities and live demonstrations straight ...  »

Beakerhead events take place indoors and out.

Venue: Across Calgary

Activations will be at a variety of venues throughout the City.

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