DARK MATTERS is an 18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play

Thursday, January 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

January marks the return of one of our most popular themes yet... GAME ON! From good old-fashioned board games, to the very latest video games, we'll be teaming up or facing off, as we host 'the' gaming event of the season. Oh, and did we mention: video games on the IMAX screen?  


  • Compete in giant Battleships.
  • Solve an interactive mirror box mystery.
  • Crack table-top mini-escape room challenges
  • Test your wits - and your nerves - as you work to free yourself from our mini-escape room.
  • Play the latest video games on Alberta's largest screen.
  • Trial virtual reality games, designed and created by local game designers. 
  • Create sweet, sweet music using retro gaming consoles.
  • Visit our pop-up board game cafe in the Purple Pear restaurant.
  • Play all your favourite video games inside our Kinetic Hall 'arcade'.

And as always:

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

$17.00 $23.00$27.95
TWOSE MEMBERS PAY$14.00$20.00$21.95

*Combo Tickets include access to the Angry Birds Universe exhibition. 

DARK MATTERS January is presented by:

DARK MATTERS January table sponsor:

DARK MATTERS January beer sponsor:

Here is a peek at some of the fun we had in 2016:

DARK MATTERS: 'DIY' (November 17, 2016)

DARK MATTERS: Science of Science-Fiction (September 12, 2016)

DARKMATTERS: Science of Sex (July 21, 2016)

DARK MATTERS: Clue (May 19, 2016)

DARK MATTERS: Robots (March 10)

DARK MATTERS: Aurora (January 21, 2016)

DARK MATTERS: Robots (March 10, 2016)

*Dark Matters is an 18+ event. You will be asked to show photo I.D.