• 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. 

Air
Vacuum Chamber
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.

Bubbles
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.

 

Full Stage Show schedule

Electricity
Science World Resources Electricity
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.

 

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Fire and Ice
Discover Heat and Cold
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.

 

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Illusions
Duration:
30 min

Discover the amazing ways you can fool your eyes and your mind in this look at bewildering illusions old and new. This amazing live science show, hosted at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage, features spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience interaction.  

 

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Locomotion
Spinning Platform
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.

 

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Reduce Reuse Rescience
Chemistry
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.  

 

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Science Surprises
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.  

 

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Sound
Sound
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.

 

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The Digestion Show
Duration:
25 min

Discover the amazing ways our body uses digestion and circulation to distribute oxygen and energy while learning about blood, mucus, intestines, poop, and other impolite science of your insides. Starts September 16 as a Teacher's Choice Stage Show option

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

July 1–Sept 4, 2017

Expect the unexpected, with a different lineup of shows every day all summer long!

10:20amCentre Stage
11:20amCentre Stage
11:30amScience Park Stage
12:20pmCentre Stage
1:20pmCentre Stage
2:20pmCentre Stage
3:20pmCentre Stage
3:30pmScience Park Stage
4:19pmCentre Stage
5:20, 6:20 and 7:20**Additional shows at Centre Stage on Twilight Thursdays

Schedule is subject to change without notice. **Twilight Thursdays July 1–September 5, 2017

 

Sept 5–Sept 17, 2017

Expect the unexpected, with a different lineup of shows every day!

10:20amCentre Stage
11:20amCentre Stage
12:20pmCentre Stage
1:20pmCentre Stage
2:30pmScience Park Stage, weather permitting
3:20pmCentre Stage
4:19pm*Centre Stage

*4:19 show is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

 

Sept 18–Oct 29, 2017 

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.

10:20amTeacher's Choice Stage Show
11:20amFire and Ice
12:20pmAir
1:20pmLocomotion
2:30pmReduce Reuse Rescience (weather permitting, in Science Park)
3:20pmScience Surprises
4:19pm*Science Surprises*

*4:19 show is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

 

Oct 31–Dec 22, 2017 

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.

10:20amTeacher's Choice Stage Show
11:20amFire and Ice
12:20pmAir
1:20pmLocomotion
2:20pmBubbles
3:20pmScience Surprises
4:19pm*Science Surprises*

*4:19 show is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only. Schedule is subject to change without notice.