Peter Brown Family Centre Stage

High-energy family shows with spectacular science demonstrations.

Ever wondered how particles move in the air? Why do things fall when we drop them? Where energy comes from? Join us at our demonstration stages for incredible live science shows!

Witness the wonders of science through amazing demonstrations of gravity, air pressure, and electrical energy. Packed with exciting experiments and interesting facts, our 15-20 minute live shows make learning fun and accessible!  

You can view the topics being explored each day at demonstration stages and on digital screens throughout the building.

Showtimes and Locations

Centre Stage (Inside, Second Floor)

  • 10:20AM
  • 11:20AM
  • 12:20PM
  • 1:20PM
  • 2:20PM
  • 3:20PM
  • 4:19PM

Park Stage (Outside, Ken Spencer Science Park)

  • Closed for the season

Here are some of the Centre Stage shows you might see:

AirSee 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.
BalloonsExplore many ways to inflate balloons, experiment with balloons, and some spectacular ways to pop balloons featuring the balloon needle and the awesome hydrogen balloon explosion.
BubblesDiscover the elastic properties of soap bubbles as we create bubble chains, giant bubbles, and even square bubbles. Perfect for your little bubbleologists.
ColdSee what happens to balloons, rubber balls, banana peels and other materials as they become supercooled using Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen.
ChemistryLearn the clues scientists look for when studying chemical reactions as you witness colour changes, foaming elephant’s toothpaste, and the explosive miniature cannon finale.
LocomotionLearn how objects spin, fall, flip, and fly in this entertaining look at the science of motion featuring a rubber chicken slingshot and the bowling ball of doom.

About the sticker

Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.