There’s some big fun to be had at the Big Little Science Centre heading into March break.
And it’ll be the last opportunity to spend spring vacation at the current location at George Hilliard school as its lease expires at the end of June. Plans are underway to take over the Happyvale elementary school three blocks away on Holt Street.
The situation is a bit of a challenge since there’s lots of equipment and it’s awkward and tricky to move, said executive director Gord Stewart.
He’s hopeful they can strike a longer-term lease as the move will the centre’s third in six years.
“It’ll be nice to have some stability and know we won’t have to move,” he said.
A final decision is expected by the end of March.
In the meantime, the centre presents a different show every Saturday in March to thrill kids, starting with an air pressure presentation this weekend.
“A fun one is showing how we get a boiled egg into a milk bottle,” said Stewart. “It has a nice pop that the kids enjoy and of course it has flames involved, too, so that’s fun.”
A light and colour show on March 9 teaches visitors how they can mix different coloured light just like paint. And the laser activities are always a hit.
During spring vacation starting March 18, the Big Little Science Centre ramps up its most popular experiments with static on Friday and Saturday.
“The stand-up-the-hair thing is always really popular, the science centre hairdo we call it,” said Stewart.
Daily presentations happen from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on March 23 the public gets double the excitement with back-to-back static and astronomy shows.
To round out the month, kids of all ages are invited to decorate Easter eggs on March 30.