• 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.

Balloons
Balloon
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
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
Duration:
25 min

Learn the clues scientists look for when studying chemical reactions as you witness colour changes, foaming elephant’s toothpaste, and the explosive miniature cannon finale.

Digestion
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 17 as a Teacher's Choice Stage Show option

Electricity
Duration:
25 min

Witness high voltage electrical demonstrations featuring the hair raising Van de graaff generator, the electric pickle, and the awesome foot long sparks from the amazing musical Tesla coil. Note: this show features loud sounds and periods of darkness that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive viewers.

Fire
Duration:
25 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
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.

Illusions
Duration:
25 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.  

Live Electricity Show
Duration:
25 min

Witness high voltage electrical demonstrations featuring the hair raising Van de graaff generator, the electric pickle, and the awesome foot long sparks from the amazing musical Tesla coil. Note: this show features loud sounds and periods of darkness that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive viewers.

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.

 

Number Games
Duration:
25 min

Discover how to multiply as fast as a calculator, find strategies for games that you never lose, and mind bending topological puzzles. This high energy interactive show explores patterns and proportions, estimation, and shortcuts to lightning calculation. You’ll be amazed by the magical world of Number Games!

Reduce Reuse Rescience
Chemistry
Duration:
15 min

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.  

Science Surprises
Duration:
25 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
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

September

These high energy, interactive shows feature a variety of amazing demonstrations for the whole family. Themes vary from show to show, chosen from the topics to the left. 

Monday–Friday

Centre Stage
(20–25 minutes)

10:20amTeacher's Choice
11:20amAir
12:20pmElectricity1
1:20pmIllusions
2:20pmScience Show*
3:20pmScience Suprises

1In Science Theatre
*If raining

Park Stage
(15 minutes)

2:30pmReduce, Reuse, Rescience


Saturday–Sunday

Centre Stage
(20–25 minutes)

10:20amScience Show
11:20amScience Show
12:20pmScience Show
1:20pmScience Show
2:20pmScience Show*
3:20pmScience Show
4:19pmScience Suprises
5:20pmKEVA Tower Knockdown

*If raining

Park Stage
(15 minutes)

2:30pmReduce, Reuse, Rescience