Shows and Activities at the BIG Little Science Centre – February & March 2017

The BIG Little Science Centre is open year round: Tuesday to Saturday.

The Exploration Room is open 10am to 4pm, with over 140 different exhibits to enjoy.

Special shows and activities run at the centre: daily July/August, and Saturdays in the school year.

All activities are included with the standard entry fee, unless otherwise stated.

Saturday February 18: Super Static Electricity Show at 11am & 1:30pm

An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how it works and produces static in many ways, including using van de Graaff generators. Is it time for your science centre hair-do?

Tuesday February 21 Thompson Rivers University Family Night of Science

Join the BIG Little Science Centre at Thompson Rivers University to celebrate science. Fun for all ages. The BIG Little Science Centre Travel Booth will be there with loads of hands-on fun. PLUS, watch the Fantastic Physics Show, by the BIG Little Science Centre staff. Located on campus in the Science Building; free parking. 5:30 to 8:30pm

Friday February 24 Construction Day: LEGO! Megablox, MagNext and more!

Professional Development Day for SD #73: Building materials will be out all day for creative constructions. 10am to 4pm

Saturday February 25:  Forces and Motion Show at 11am and 1:30pm

A force is a push or a pull. Explore the different types of force surrounding us and how they create movement. Be prepared for some surprises & to make things move.

Saturday March 4: Beautiful Light and Colour Show at 11am & 1:30pm

The beautiful and enlightening Light and Colour Show is an interactive, fun show that helps you find some rainbows in your life. Help us split light and put it back together again. We discover different ways of making light and how the energy works depending on the systems involved.

Saturday March 11:  Plate Tectonics Lab at 11am & 1:30pm

Discover the world below the continents and how the world is put together. Slide edible continental plates to create earthquakes and mountains; and eat them too!

Wednesday March 29:  Lecture: An Intro to Honey bees & Beekeeping

Joanne Nicklas will discuss honey bees and the important role they play in food production.

Free entry. 7:00pm start, for older children and adults. Part of the Science Centre Lecture Series.

For more information please contact Susan Hammond: susan@blscs.org, or call 250-554-2572.

March Break at the BIG Little Science Centre

Saturday March 18 to Saturday April 1

Join us for science activities and fun, from Tuesday to Saturday!

Daily: from 10am to 4pm

Exploration Room with over 140 different hands-on activities to try out.

Construction Days: LEGO! Megablox, MagNext and more!

Building materials will be out all day for creative constructions.

Daily special shows: at 11am & 1:30pm

Saturday March 18: Build a Vehicle Activity, ALL DAY LONG

Using materials provided, follow/create a design to make your own vehicle to keep.

Tuesday March 21 to Saturday March 25:  Super Static Electricity Show

An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how it works and produces static in many ways, including using van de Graaff generators. Is it time for your science centre hair-do?

Tuesday March 28 to Saturday April 1:  Awesome Magnetism Show

This Awesome Magnetism Show is an interactive, fun show that explores magnetism and gives you some magnetic magic tricks to try out at home! 

Science Centre Lecture Series at the BIG Little Science Centre

Doors open at 6:30pm, lecture at 7pm. For older children and adults. Refreshments served.

 An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping

Joanne Nicklas

Wednesday, March 29

Come learn about honey bees and the important role they play in food production.  If you are interested in learning about honey bees or beekeeping, this presentation will be an introduction to honey bees and beekeeping.  Joanne, and hubby, Gord, are hobby beekeepers and will share their beekeeping knowledge and experiences.  They will have a short presentation on bees and beekeeping, will have a Langstroth hive to view, will touch on urban beekeeping, and will have time for questions.

FREE ENTRY! Everyone is invited to attend. Wheelchair accessible. The BIG Little Science Centre is a not-for-profit, registered charity, dedicated to creating a passion for science.

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