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children’s activities

SMASH! at Telus Spark

Telus Spark. photo: Courtesy Telus Spark.

This weekend, TELUS Spark hosts the destruction-themed SMASH!event, from 9 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The event focuses on the science behind destruction with trebuchet launches and karate demonstrations. Museum staff will also spectacularly take a hammer to objects frozen solid with liquid nitrogen. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own objects to destroy.

In what’s sure to be a “smashing” success, members of the Calgary Stampeders join the fun for a special appearance on Saturday, 2 pm until 4:30 pm.

The event is included with museum admission, visit the Telus SPARK website for more information.

Family Fun: Teddy Bear Picnic at the Calgary Zoo

Prepare for fun at the Teddy Bear Picnic! Photo: The Calgary Zoo.

Aug 11 and 12, the Calgary Zoo invites kids to attend its annual Teddy Bear Picnic, 10 am until 3pm. With furry friends in tow, guests can participate in a numerous teddy bear festivities including carnival games, arts and crafts and interactive learning stations about bears in the wild.

Calgary EMS and volunteer nurses will be on hand for teddy bear emergencies and checkups, as well as to educate children about donating blood. The event is free with regular zoo admission. Visit the Calgary Zoo website for more information.