It all starts with a bang. Celebrate the grand opening of Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education.

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to unravel the mysteries of the universe with hands-on activities, interactive workshops, exciting performances and opportunities to talk to Canada’s leading scientists.

Schedule of events

Friday, September 13

11 a.m. | Official Grand Opening Ceremony

Join University representatives, government officials and community partners as we officially open the doors to Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education.

12 p.m. | Welcome Back BBQ

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited for a FREE BBQ to celebrate this momentous occasion and kick-off the start of another academic year.

12-4 p.m. | Community Open House

Explore this incredible facility and learn about the research taking place right here in southern Alberta through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Don’t miss:

  • Beakerhead installations and activations. Presented in part by Brighter Together.
  • PUBlic Professor (5-minute edition) |  1:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Auditorium
  • Guided Building Tours  |  12-3 p.m.

Saturday, September 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.| Community Open House

Explore this incredible facility and learn about the research taking place right here in southern Alberta through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Don’t miss:

  • Beakerhead installations and activations. Presented in part by Brighter Together.
  • Guided Building Tours |  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Chem Guys Show |  12 p.m.  |  Main Atrium | Rush seating
  • Jay Ingram’s Giant Walkthrough Brain. Presented in part by Brighter Together |  1 p.m.  |  Main Atrium
    Everyone welcome! Rush seating.
    A live theatre performance that includes dramatic 3D animations and live, original music, The Giant Walkthrough Brain takes audiences on a musically driven, larger-than-life virtual tour of the human brain.

uLethbridge alumni are invited back to campus for Alumni Homecoming, an alumni reunion to celebrate the grand opening.

Take advantage of an exclusive alumni event package that includes behind-the-scenes tours and alumni swag.