• 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!

Below is our current rotation of stage show themes. Our weekday schedules are set to help teachers plan their field trip visits. On weekends, expect the unexpected with a different schedule of shows every day.

Air
Vacuum Chamber
Availability:
  • Nov 1–Dec 16, 2016
  • 2:20pm (weekdays)
  • Mar 27–Jun 30, 2017
  • 11:20am (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.

Balloons
Balloon
Availability:
  • Jan 3–Mar 10, 2017
  • 2:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
30 min

This amazing live science show, hosted at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage, features spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction.  Explore many ways to inflate and experiment with balloons, then discover some spectacular ways to pop them. This show can get loud! 

Bubbles
Availability:
  • Nov 1–Dec 16, 2016
  • 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.

Chemistry
Chemistry
Availability:
  • Mar 27–Jun 30, 2017
  • 1:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:

This amazing live science show, hosted at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage, features spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction. Learn the clues scientists look for when studying chemical reactions as you witness colour changes, foaming "elephant’s toothpaste" and the explosive mini-cannon finale! 

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.

Fire
Availability:
  • Mar 27–Jun 30, 2017
  • 12:20pm (weekdays)
Duration:
30 min

Learn the three things that every fire needs to survive as you witness coloured flames, giant fireballs and the spectacular fire tornado! This amazing live science show features spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction.  

Fire and Ice
Discover Heat and Cold
Availability:
  • Nov 1–Dec 16, 2016
  • 11:20am (weekdays)
  • Jan 3–Mar 10, 2017
  • 12:20pm (weekdays)
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.

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.

Locomotion
Spinning Platform
Availability:
  • Nov 1–Dec 16, 2016
  • 12:20pm (weekdays)
  • Jan 3–Mar 10, 2017
  • 1:20pm (weekdays)
  • Mar 27–Jun 30, 2017
  • 10:20am (if booked by school group)
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.

Reduce Reuse Rescience
Chemistry
Availability:
  • Mar 27–Jun 30, 2017
  • 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.
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.  

Sound
Sound
Availability:
  • Jan 3–Mar 10, 2017
  • 11:20am (weekdays)
Duration:
25 min

Vibration, vibration, vibration. Discover the different ways objects can vibrate to produce sound and the ways we can change the pitch and volume of the sound through physical and electronic means.

Thank you to our donors

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
3:20pmScience Surprises

Schedule in effect Nov 1–Dec 16, 2016 and is subject to change without notice.