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Stretch Your Brain at Beyond Rubik’s Cube in Edmonton

BRC_Exhibit_8Are you one of those people who has spent hours trying to line up those tiny coloured squares on a Rubik’s Cube? Do you stare in awe at the people who can do it in mere seconds? Then the TELUS World of Science’s newest exhibition, Beyond Rubik’s Cube, is for you! Edmonton is the first, and currently only, stop in Canada for this exciting exhibit.

But you don’t have to be obsessed with these frustrating cubes to enjoy yourself. This exhibition is for Cube enthusiasts and newbies alike, as it covers pretty much everything in its three interactive areas: Invent, Play, and Inspire.

Check out the Tessellation Maker in the Invent zone, where you move and manipulate squares, diamonds, triangles, and more to create your own patterns on an interactive touch table. There are 14 Easter eggs that unlock if you can create a pattern that exists in the real world, like a chessboard or honeycomb. Not even the staff know them all yet—be the first to discover a new one!

Stretch your brain even further in the Play zone, which includes mind-bending puzzles other than Rubik’s Cubes. Challenge your friends to a battle of wits, and if they turn out not to be much of a challenge, square off against the speedcubing robot in the Inspire zone (or just watch it solve any scrambled cube in seconds and do its sassy victory dance).

BRC_Exhibit_10They even have the world’s most expensive toy on display! This 18-karat gold, jewel-encrusted, fully functional Rubik’s Cube has an estimated worth of $2.5 million. Though, you can enjoy this beauty only from behind a heavily alarmed glass case (in case you get any funny ideas).

Beyond Rubik’s Cube will be open daily (excluding Christmas Day) until February 15, 2016. Check out the TELUS World of Science website for more information.

—Tamara Aschenbrenner

 

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