Shows and Activities at the BIG Little Science Centre for February 2016

The BIG Little Science Centre is open year round: Tuesday to Saturday, IMGP089310am to 4pm. Visit the Exploration Room, open daily from 10am to 4pm; over 140 different exhibits to enjoy.

Special shows and programs occur on Saturdays, at the science centre, unless otherwise noted.

Full activity information is on the website calendar.

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

BIG Little Science Centre: a not-for-profit, registered charity, dedicated to creating a passion for science.

655 Holt Street, in Happyvale School, 250-554-2572


Saturday, February 6: Marvelous Magnetism Show at 11am and 1:30pm

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


Hunters of the Grasslands: Badgers vs. Rattlesnakes

Dr. Karl Larsen, Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, TRU

Wednesday, February 10: Lecture at the Centre at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

FREE ENTRY at the BIG Little Science Centre, 655 Holt Street, 250-554-2572. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments included. The Centre is wheelchair accessible.

Much of Dr. Larsen’s recent research has focused on the conservation challenges facing the North American badger and the Northern Pacific rattlesnake, two smaller predators inhabiting the grasslands surrounding Kamloops.

These two animals, both amazing in their own right, create havoc for common prey species such as rodents. Dr. Larsen will talk about how the major physiological differences of these two animals shape their hunting strategies.

Both do their job in different, but very efficient, ways. Badgers vs. rattlesnakes!!!

Dr. Karl Larsen grew up in Revelstoke, and completed his BSc degree at UVic. A childhood love of snakes prompted him to stay at UVic and complete an MSc degree, studying garter snakes in the Northwest Territories. He completed his PhD at the University of Alberta, this time working on red squirrels (another childhood favourite!). After working for a few years with a forestry company in northern Alberta, he took a faculty position at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Larsen and his students have studied a variety of animals ranging from goshawks to pikas to turtles to spadefoots, mink, pillbugs, and of course, squirrels.

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After-School Programs at the Kamloops Art Gallery!

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Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Beginning February 2016

This winter, the Kamloops Art Gallery will begin offering after-school programming for children and youth. These programs will engage participants in interactive gallery tours and hands-on workshops in our studios to broaden

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Baby & Me Art Exploration

Thursday, January 28, February 25,  April 28,  May 26unnamed

11:00 to 11:45 am

Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE

Join us on the last Thursday of the month at the Kamloops Art Gallery for forty-five minutes of fun, mess and exploration with

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Exciting Fundraiser by SD 73 Students!

Three School District 73 schools are doing some creative Change for Changefundraising to help a community that lives and works in deplorable conditions in the El Limonal garbage dump in Nicaragua. They are doing things such as: having a bake sale, selling pink milkshakes for anti-bullying day, selling Cookie Grams for Valentine’s Day, having a by-donation school dance, and having a coin drive. The project, which allows for

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Five Top Woodwind Players Will Perform at TRU Alumni Theatre

KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to give away for this performance! Comment below for a chance to win. For an other chance to win, comment on the post on Facebook. Contest will close Wednesday, January 20th at 8pm!


Cascadia Reed Quintet will perform for the next Kamloops Cascadia Reed QuintetSymphony New Gold Chamber Music series on January 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the TRU Alumni Theatre.

The quintet is made up of Marea Chernoff, Christopher Lee, Colin MacDonald, Olivia Martin, and AK Coope. These are five of the top woodwind players in British Columbia.

The quintet was formed by saxophonist Colin MacDonald. The unusual combination of Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet, Soprano/Alto

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