What's Happening at
Our interactive demonstrations at FUNday will run from 10 am to 4 pm. We teach kids topics ranging from molecular chemistry, anatomy, to aerodynamics, and everything in between. Extract DNA from strawberries, play with dry ice bubbles, launch smoke rings, learn about the science of music, create your own slime, look at real specimens through a microscope, and learn all about the awesome human body!
Special guests: Discover Coding, Edmonton Humane Society, Telus World of Science, Elmwood School, University of Alberta Botanic Garden, and various UAlberta student groups
Tour registration takes place at Tour Registration Desk the day of the event on a first-come first-served basis. Each family can register for a maximum of two tours. Please note that spaces are limited due to safety and fire regulations.
The following tours available this year are:
Entomology (Bug) Museum
Mineralogy and Petrology Museum
Rowan Lab: Museum of Zoology
The Shack (3D Printing Lab)
Marine Biology Touch Tank
Outdoor Presentations (QUAD)
No registration required
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
No registration required
Potato Cannon Shooting Gallery
Mr. Bryce Kashman
*Multiple sessions throughout the day*
Awesome Chemistry All Around Us
Learn about some of the fascinating chemical reactions that occur in the world around us through exciting experiments and demonstrations!
Dr. Vima Babooram + Dr. Kuburat Saliu
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
Shedding Light on the Mysteries of the Brain
How is the brain organized and how does it allow us to think, see, feel and remember? Learn ways in which brain scientists continue to learn more about the brain and how it works.
Dr. Ian Winship
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Oceans: Our Planetary Life Support System
Learn why exploring the oceans' mysterious depths is vital to our lives on land.
Dr. Stephanie Green
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
How Do We Learn About Black Holes?
Learn how astronomers have learned about black holes using different kinds of lights and gravitational waves.
Dr. Craig Heinke
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Anatomy Rap Up
Learn about the human body with using animals, GIFs, and rap!
Mr. Adam Pinkoski
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Warbles, Whoops, and Whispers: The Sounds of Nature
Name that sound! Wild animals make a whole lot of different sounds -- for a whole lot of different reasons. Join Dr. John Acorn for a quick tour of his sound recording collection and some fun stories about noisy wildlife in the Edmonton area. He might even make some sounds of his own and has been known to bring a guitar to such events!
Dr. John Acorn
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
How Big is Our Solar System?
Explore the sizes of planets, the Sun and stars, and the vast distances between them!
Dr. Sharon Morsink
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM