Little Medical School

When: Sunday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Lake Chaparral Resident’s Association (225 Chaparral Drive S.E.)

At this event, children aged 4 – 12 are invited to learn about their health and wellness, including breathing, how they digest food, and what foods are the best for them to eat to stay healthy. The session will be divided up between the different subjects with a snack break at 10:00 a.m. No aftercare will be provided so children must be picked up at 12:00 p.m. The event is open to all children who are interested in learning, even those who do not live in Lake Chaparral. Registration is $30 per participant, and parents are required to provide a peanut-free snack for their children.


Family-Friendly Summer Events at Telus Spark

When: August – September 2, various times for each activity

Where: Telus Spark (220 St Georges Dr NE)

Telus Spark has plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy this summer! During the month of August until the long weekend in September, visitors can take part in one of the unique activities taking place in and around Telus Spark. The Junkyard Playground runs each day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and allows children to have their chance to build part of the playground. From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Splatter at Spark allow kids and adults to find their artistic side as they use paint in squirt bottles to make a piece of art. Big Bites of Science provide a gravity-defying experience as visitors can get a first-hand glimpse at experiments with liquid nitrogen like a bottle rocket launch at 11:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. The Wondermaze and the Brainasium are also open for guests to visit at any time during operating hours. While children are learning and exploring, adults can visit the “Adult Oasis” near the Junkyard Playground. All outdoor activities are weather-dependent.

In order to take part in the summer activities at Telus Spark, guests will have to purchase general admission, which is $19 for children and $26 for adults. Special pricing is also available for youth and seniors. Admission passes can be purchased at the door or online here.


Milky Way Nights

When: Thursday, August 22 – Saturday, August 24, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S)

During Milky Way Nights, everyone is welcome to visit the University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO), which is normally not open to the public except for schools and other programs. During these days, visitors have the chance to see what an astronomer gets to see – from deep-sky objects like globular clusters to the moons of Jupiter, there is plenty to see in the night sky. Parking is limited, and visitors are warned to drive slowly and follow the attendants when they arrive as the site is very dark. The event is open to all ages, and anyone with questions on what to bring and what to look for can see the most commonly asked questions about the event here.

The entrance fee to the event is a donation to the RAO, and all proceeds will support the RAO’s education programs. There is no pre-registration for the event required.


#Wildlife Rules at the CPL

When: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Seton Library (4995 Market St SE)

The Calgary Library is partnering with Parks Canada to explore the different animals that exist in Banff National Park. Children and adults are invited to gather in the open area on the main floor of the library to learn about the park and its inhabitants from the Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre.  The Theatre is an interactive theatre troupe that regularly performs at different events and spaces in Banff and Calgary. Using exhibits, songs, and theatrical performances, the group shares stories of the park and the many animals that call it home.

Registration for this event is not required, but there is only space available for 100 people. Be sure to arrive early to reserve a spot!


Crack the Code at the CPL

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 10, 11, & 17, various times for each day

Where: Crowfoot Library, Louise Riley Library, Quarry Park Library, and Village Square Library. Find the day and time for each location here.

Children and adults are welcome to visit the library for an afternoon of computer programming! Sessions are available at a variety of libraries throughout the city, where people of all ages can try their hand at learning the basics of computer programming. This is an introductory lesson so no previous experience is required – everyone is welcome to come and learn the fundamentals of coding and computer operations.

Pre-registration is not required for this event, but limited space is available at each session and location. People interested in participating are encouraged to arrive early in order to reserve their spot.