• Peter Brown Family Centre Stage

    Peter Brown Family Centre Stage
 

High energy family shows with spectacular science demonstrations.

Witness amazing live science shows with lots of audience interaction at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage. You may even get a chance to help our scientists onstage!

Bubbles
Availability:
  • 1:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
25 min

Discover the elastic properties of soap bubbles as we create round bubbles, square bubbles, big bubbles, small bubbles and even bubbles you can hold in your hand. Perfect for your little bubbleologists.

Grossology
Availability:
  • 10:20am (if booked by school group)
Duration:
25 min

Experience Grossology, the impolite science of the human body, as we explore the gross things our bodies produce and the important functions they perform for us.

Science Surprises
Availability:
  • 10:20am (if no other show is booked)
  • 3:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
30 min

This amazing live science show, hosted at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage, features a selection of our favourite spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction.  

Electricity
Science World Resources Electricity
Availability:
  • 10:20am (if booked by school group)
Duration:
25 min

Explore static charge, electric current and electromagnetism with the lightning spewing Tesla Coil, the Electric Pickle, the chair lifting electromagnet and the hair raising Van de Graaff Generator.

Air
Vacuum Chamber
Availability:
  • 1:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
25 min

See the amazing ways that air can push as marshmallows, balloons, shaving cream and even pop cans try to resist the pressure of the air all around us.

Reduce Reuse Rescience
Chemistry
Availability:
  • 2:30pm (weekdays in the Science Park)
Duration:

Discover intriguing science demonstrations that can be performed with repurposed materials—from making a cloud in a pop bottle, to building a newspaper tree, to serving six cups of diet coke in less than 2 seconds! This amazing live science show, hosted outside in the Ken Spencer Science Park, features spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction.  

If raining, show moves to 2:20pm at Centre Stage.
Locomotion
Spinning Platform
Availability:
  • 12:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
25 min

Learn how objects spin, fall, flip and fly in this entertaining look at the science of motion featuring a rubber chicken slingshot, the angular momentum spinning platform and the bowling ball of doom.

Fire and Ice
Discover Heat and Cold
Availability:
  • 11:20am
Duration:
25 min

Discover the ways heat energy can be generated and transferred from one object to another. Experience thermal energy from the chilly cold of solid dry ice to the blast of heat from a lycopodium fireball.

The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage would not be possible without the generous support of:

City of Vancouver
Peter and Joanne Brown Foundation

Centre Stage Showtimes

Check out our weekday schedule listed below:

10:20amTeacher's Choice
11:20amFire and Ice
12:20pmLocomotion
1:20pmBubbles
2:20pmAir
2:30pmReduce, Reuse, Rescience*
3:20pmScience Surprises

Schedule subject to change without notice. * Takes place in the Ken Spencer Science Park.