Dark Matters (Disasters) – May 18

I still can’t enough of the Telus World Of Science’s 18+ Dark Matters nights. This next one sounds like it’s going to be a disaster though… (get it?).

See the event link here.

Natural Disasters each have their season: spring floods, summer tornadoes, fall hurricanes, winter avalanches! Let’s explore what causes these catastrophic events and how we can be prepared to face what Mother Nature has in store… 


  • Explore how seismometers work. Seismometers are instruments used to measure the impact of an Earthquake. Can you and your friends jump hard enough to register a mini-quake?
  • Participate in hands-on experiments to learn how you can protect your home and neighbourhood from flooding.
  • Talk to a real-life volcanologist! Did you know May 18 is also the anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens – – often declared the most disastrous volcanic eruption in US history.
  • Learn all about megathrust earthquakes from real-life geoscientists. 
  • Embark on a visual journey across the galaxy in the planetarium, and encounter snow made of dry ice, daytime temperatures above 400C, sulphuric acid-rain and a 400-year-old megastorm so massive that three Earths could easily fit inside of the enormous hurricane!  
And as always:

  • DJ Thomas Culture 
  • Bar & Purple Pear Restaurant
  • Exclusive access to all of our permanent galleries, and; 
  • Grown-up science experiments!