Ignite! Festival 2018

find your spark

About Ignite!

At the crossroads of Science and Art, Technology and Creativity, Engineering and Imagination, the Saskatchewan Science Centre lights the spark to start a blaze of innovation with the Ignite! Festival.

Everyone is welcome at Ignite!, which celebrates inventiveness from all angles! We'll explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more through hands-on activities, engaging workshops, and endless opportunities to explore the world around you with your hands, your head, and your heart.

Ignite! is where you're invited to try something new. Everyone is a maker, and Ignite! is a chance to prove to yourself that you're smarter, more capable, and more creative than you ever imagined. We'll be here to guide you along the way and provide you with a supportive community to take risks and build your skills, while also bringing in exhibitors and artists from across the province to show off their BIG IDEAS to help inspire you to reach for more.

Thursday, October 4th: Ignite! 19+ Only Workshop Night

Friday, October 5th: Ignite! Family Maker Day

Saturday, October 6th: Ignite! Expo

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Ignite! Expo

Saturday, October 6th

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The Ignite! Expo is where we invite exhibitors out to show off their BIG IDEAS and cool projects to get you inspired. Browse their displays, see what they've made, and get the chance to talk to people who are creating some really cool stuff.

Note! Bring Your Friday Admission Receipt Back For FREE ADMISSION Saturday!

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Ignite! Expo - All Day!

Exhibitors Include: Regina Amateur Radio Association, Mighty Chameleon Brothers, Queen City Cosplay, District 3 Escape Rooms, Radiant Heat Fire Dancers, ZMZSmithing, To Scale Solar System, Neil Squire Society, Saskatoon Mini-Maker Faire, The Mad Lab, Saskatchewan LEGO Users Group (SLUG), U of R Space and Robotics, Regina Game Forge, Crashbang Labs, Sawchyn Guitars, MENSA Saskatchewan, Miller High School Robotics Club, Miniature Food Artist, and more!

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Neil Squire Society Assistive Tech Workshop

The Neil Squire Society are running an all-ages, drop in workshop to build ‘LipSyncs’ (a mouth operated joystick) and other assistive technology devices. The finished devices will be donated to local people in need and to organizations for people with disabilities.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Metal Etching

: Etch patterns on metal using saltwater and electricity!

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Lego Robots

Visitors will work through building a Lego Mindstorms robot and then will practice programming to move the robot and complete tasks.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Robots 3D at the IMAX - Additional Ticket Required

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Circuit Art

Inspire creativity and innovation through circuits and art. Visitors will learn about circuits and create a paper master piece that lights.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Nerdy Derby

Make a custom race car and send it down the track to find the speediest racer around.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Robots 3D at the IMAX - Additional Ticket Required

19+ Only Workshop Night

Thursday, October 4th

Learning new things and a cash bar? This is going to be fun!

We'll have three different workshops that you can pick from to spend your evening getting hands-on with some STEAM-y subjects. Learn more at the links below.


Family Maker Day

Friday, October 5th

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Enjoy a full day of workshops that you can take part in with your whole family!

Note! Bring Your Friday Admission Receipt Back For FREE ADMISSION Saturday!


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Global Cardboard Challenge - ALL DAY!

- Can you build your own furniture out of cardboard? Join us in creating a cardboard living space!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Robots Workshop (Sign-up at Front Desk)

Visitors will work through coding a GoPiGo robot to complete an obstacle course. They will also turn their robot into a battle bot, and even try to squish some programming bugs.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Makerspace Activities - Rumble Bots

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Ice Cream Flavour Roulette (Sign-up at Front Desk)

Visitors will learn about their five basic types of taste by making their own liquid nitrogen ice cream. Make your best version of ice cream using unique flavours and some random ones when you spin the flavour wheel.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Makerspace Activities - Hour of Code

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Pizza Box Circuits (Sign up at Front Desk)

Learn the basics of electricity by building your own circuit inside of a pizza box. Create an electrical circuit using only paperclips and brass fasteners. No soldering required!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Makerspace Activities - Makey Makey

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Carving! (Sign-up at Front Desk)

Description: Just in time for Halloween, this workshop will give visitors the chance to carve using real tools. Chose a pumpkin or other vegetable for extra fun!

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Robots 3D at the IMAX - Additional Ticket Required

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Ice Cream Flavour Roulette (Sign up at Front Desk)

Visitors will learn about their five basic types of taste by making their own liquid nitrogen ice cream. Make your best version of ice cream using unique flavours and some random ones when you spin the flavour wheel.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Green Kids Theatre Company Presents 'Wild Wild Wilderness'

Wild Wild Wilderness demonstrates the connections between habitat, wildlife, and human activity. Participants are left with an understanding of -and empathy for- the plants, animals, and people we don't see who are affected by our actions. The purpose of this program is to celebrate our wilderness areas while empowering young people to make positive choices towards protecting them. The academic and environmental focus is on habitat and wildlife conservation, and enjoying the outdoors.

The Play is a dynamic and whacky story of one kid's accidental effect on a nearby forest and its creatures, performed by a single storyteller and armfuls of adorable puppets.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Robots (Sign up at Front Desk)

Visitors will work through coding a GoPiGo robot to complete an obstacle course. They will also turn their robot into a battle bot, and even try to squish some programming bugs.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Green Kids Theatre Company Presents 'Wild Wild Wilderness'

Wild Wild Wilderness demonstrates the connections between habitat, wildlife, and human activity. Participants are left with an understanding of -and empathy for- the plants, animals, and people we don't see who are affected by our actions. The purpose of this program is to celebrate our wilderness areas while empowering young people to make positive choices towards protecting them. The academic and environmental focus is on habitat and wildlife conservation, and enjoying the outdoors.

The Play is a dynamic and whacky story of one kid's accidental effect on a nearby forest and its creatures, performed by a single storyteller and armfuls of adorable puppets.


Get Involved in Ignite! 2018

Innovative Educators: Do you have a cool job? Work somewhere really awesome? This is your chance to talk with students about what you do! Ask about attending our Career Day.

Innovative Exhibitors and Artists: Do you have a cool science, engineering, or art project you want to show off? From model steam engines to a replica R2D2, Lego art, telescopes, 3D printers, drones, programs, hacks, or garage creations -- whatever your imagination can conceive and your hands can build, you can display and explain it!

Innovative Everyone: Not sure where you fit? No worries! We want innovation, and innovation won't fit in a box. Tell us about your job, project, artwork or whatever anyway!

For more information, please contact us at ignite@sasksciencecentre.com