• 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.

Electricity
Science World Resources Electricity
Duration:
25 min

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

 

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.  

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.  

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.

 

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

May 1–June 28, 2018

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
11:20amIllusions
12:20pmChemistry
1:20pmLocomotion
2:30pmReduce Reuse Rescience (Science Park Stage)
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.

June 29, 2018–Sept 16, 2018

Expect the unexpected with a different schedule of shows every day.

10:20amScience Suprises
11:20amScience Surprises
12:20pmScience Surprises
1:20pmScience Surprises
2:30pmReduce Reuse Rescience (Science Park Stage)
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.

Sept 17–Oct 31, 2018

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
11:20amElectricity
12:20pmSound
1:20pmLocomotion
2:30pmReduce Reuse Rescience (Science Park Stage)
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.

Nov 1–Dec 21, 2018

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
11:20amElectricity
12:20pmSound
1:20pmLocomotion
2:20pmBalloons
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.

Dec 22, 2018–Jan 6, 2019

Expect the unexpected with a different schedule of shows every day.

10:20amScience Suprises
11:20amScience Surprises
12:20pmScience Surprises
1:20pmScience Surprises
2:30pmReduce Reuse Rescience (Science Park Stage)
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.