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**No Bookings available while under COVID-19 Public Health Officer Order to limit social gatherings**

Each Science Birthday Party includes: exploration time in the hands-on Exploration Room, one standard interactive show or a hands-on lab, and use of the party room for gift unwrapping and/or a refreshment break. Guests provide all food and beverages. Party decorations are not allowed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tables, chairs, refrigerator, sink and washcloths are available in the party room. Science Birthday Parties are 1 hour 45 minutes in duration.

Please Note:
1) Booking size and shows available are reduced while the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions are in place.
2) Not all shows are available at all times.
3) Some shows or labs are not available for Science Birthday Parties.

Times available for Science Birthday Party bookings:
Other Days: by agreement
Saturdays: 10:00AM-Noon

Standard Booking Charge:

The cost is $150 per party booking for a maximum of 10 children including the birthday child, plus up to 2 adults (12 persons Total).
With agreement an extra 3 persons can be included at a cost of $10 each. In addition, an extra fee may apply for certain hands-on labs which require specialized materials.
NOTE: Bookings must be made two weeks before to the booking date. A non refundable down payment of $25 is required at least two weeks in advance and full payment is required on the day of the party.

Payment options: cash, cheque (made out to the BIG Little Science Centre), credit card or debit card.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by: at least 2 adults per 10 children for children under age 6 and at least one adult per 10 children for children age 6 and up.
If most of the group is over age 18 then the $150 cost is for the first ten people with an extra $10 fee per person beyond the first 10.

Available Science Shows/Labs for Science Birthday Parties:

For all ages:

  • Air Pressure Show: with stomp rockets: Air is a strong force that causes fun and powerful results. Lots of pow and wow in this show.
  • Astronomy Program: Explore the solar system and move with the planets. Make/take craft of a Constellation in a Cup.

For children to Grade 3:

  • Physical and Chemical Reaction Lab: Mix kitchen materials to make exciting chemical reactions.
  • Colour Lab: Experiment with colours in many ways to marvel at the results. Make/take craft of a sun reactive bead bracelet.
  • Bees and Pollinators Program: Explore the world of local pollinators; be a mason bee to play the life cycle game. Make/take craft of an egg tunnel bracelet.

For children Grade 4 and up:

  • Light and Colour Show: Discover many ways to make light and explore how it works during this colourful and exciting show.
  • Volcano Lab: Create your own volcano; use vinegar and baking soda to make it erupt!
  • Strength of Paper Lab: Experiment to discover the strength of paper. Construct your tallest tower!

 

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