From 18th to 24th March 2015, AIMSSEC inspired learners, teachers and the general public to see mathematics in a new way at Scifest Africa. This festival is held annually in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, and is now in its nineteenth year. AIMSSEC joined other high-profile organisations such as SAARMSTE, SANSA and even NASA to present a memorable experience of what mathematics and science can mean beyond the classroom. Learners from all phases took part in a variety of AIMSSEC mathematical challenges, from code-making and breaking using the binary number system to investigating the geometry and physics behind illusions. During the festival, AIMSSEC forged new relationships with educators, exhibitors and district officials from across South Africa, and reconnected with a number of alumni from previous AIMSSEC residential and distance-learning courses.