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Group Booking Information:

No Bookings available while under COVID-19 closure

Bookings are 1.5 hours in duration. The booking would include the two hands on rooms, one standard show or a hands-on lab*  (no food or beverages will be supplied). The standard schedule is 30 mintues in each hands-on room, 30 to 45 minutes for the show or lab. If a hands-on lab is chosen the timeline would vary depending on the lab, please call for details.

Times available for booking group visits:

Weekdays 8AM-4PM
Weekday evenings 3PM-7PM
Saturdays 10AM-Noon and 2PM-4PM

Standard Booking Charge:

There is a $7.50 per person charge for each group member with a minimum booking charge  of $75. Special permission is required for more than 20 persons.  *(an additional charge may apply if a hands-on lab is chosen).
Adults required** to accompany children are not charged admission. Adults beyond the required number of supervisors are charged $7.50 per person.

A down payment of $25 is required 1 week in advance and full payment is required before the start of the booking. Payment options are cash or a cheque made out to the BIG Little Science Centre

Booking requirements

For safety purposes we require children under age 16 be accompanied by a minimum number of supervising adults:

  • For children 4 years old and under, 1 adult per every 3 children is required.
  • For children 5 years old to 9 years old, 1 adult per every 5 children is required. 
  • For children 10 years old to 16 years old, 1 adult per 10 children is required.

Adults beyond the required number of supervisors are charged $7.50 per person.
If group is over age 18 than all participants pay full admission (including parents)
Maximum 20 guests excluding adults (unless by special request)

Please note that all shows may not be available at all times.

The Science Shows available for Group Bookings are:
Find out more about the shows here...

  • Light and Colour
  • Magnetism
  • Air Pressure
  • Waves and Sound
  • Static Electricity
  • Weather
  • Forces and Motion
  • Physical and Chemical Changes

The Hands-On Labs available for Group Bookings are:
Find out more about the Labs here...

Simple Machines

  • Balancing a lever
  • Three Kinds of Lever
  • Experimenting with Pulleys


  • Solids (Crystals under a Microscope)
  • Properties of Gases
  • Properties of a special liquid (Water)
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Measuring Mass and Volume
  • Measuring pH
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Electroplating


  • Simple Batteries
  • Simple Electric Circuits
  • Experimenting with Permanent Magnets (enrichment)
  • Static Electricity
  • Electro Magnets


  • Stream Bugs (primary)
  • Stream Invertebrates (intermediate to adult)
  • Temperature & dissolved Oxygen in water
  • Measuring the turbidity of water

Other Topics

  • Light
  • Matter
  • Colour
  • Dino Detectives
  • Sand from around the world
  • Structures - spaghetti vs linguini

We are closed due
to COVID-19


Special Events

Directions to the Centre
Closed Sundays & Holidays
Stream to Sea

"Salmon Program"

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