Ignite! Family Maker Day

Come out to our Family Maker Day as part of our Ignite! Festival. Participate in workshops, create a cardboard creation in the Global Cardboard Challenge, and get creative with science! All workshops are family orientated and will have various themes from robot building to circuit art and much more.  Enjoy an exciting day of discovery, innovation and creativity with your family, all for the price of General Admission.

What's On:

All Day: Global Cardboard Challenge (LWJ Gallery, 1st floor)

  • What can you build using cardboard and your imagination? Join us in creating a cardboard city! This is an official Global Cardboard Challenge Event.  Learn more about it here>>

All Day: Mini-spectrometers (Gallery of Light, 2nd floor)

  • Build a small spectrometer to look at light in a completely different way!

10:00am to 12:00pm: Tallbots (LWJ Gallery, 1st floor)

  • Build the tallest robot you can! How tall can you go before it falls?

*11:00am-12:00pm: Circuit Art

*Registration Required - sign up on the day at front desk

  • Make a piece of art that lights up and take it home!

1:00pm-3:00pm: Toy Take-Apart and Circuit Boards (LWJ Gallery, 1st floor)

  • What makes animatronic toys tick? Pull one apart and then hook it up to our circuit boards to learn more!

*1:00pm-2:30pm: Lego Robots Workshop

*Registration Required - sign up on the day at front desk

  • Build a Lego robot that has sensors to react to noises or objects near it!

2:00pm-3:00pm: Circuit Art Session 2

*Registration Required - sign up on the day at front desk

  • Make a piece of art that lights up and take it home

3:30-5:00pm: Prehistoric Saskatchewan Mammals with Sandra S-J (Small Theatre, 1st floor)

  • Sandra will be showing a short film (3 minutes) that she created about prehistoric mammals of Saskatchewan.  Sandra not only used stop action animation to make the film, but felted all the characters herself.  Join her to learn more about felting and this film technique!
  • About the film: Long before people lived here, and after the dinosaurs were gone, many kinds of animals came and went in the area we know today as Saskatchewan. Some looked like those that live here now, and some are completely unexpected. This short film was made as a part of a project started by the artist in residence at the Saskatchewan Film Pool, Berny Hi.

See all of our Ignite! Festival events here>>