Spring Break at the Space Centre

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March 19th - April 2nd
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Special activities running from 11:30am – 4:00pm daily

Do you have what it takes to be a Mars colonist or an asteroid geologist? Join us over Spring Break to learn about the future of space exploration. We will have family friendly activities running daily and are premiering brand new shows and demonstrations in the Planetarium Star Theatre and Groundstation Canada Theatre.

March 19th & 20th: Food in Space
From freeze dried foil packs to powdered puddings check out the kinds of food astronauts on the International Space Station eat. Let’s Talk Space will be on hand to show how they grow tomatoes from seeds that have been in space and AVA Technologies will be demonstrating their Smart Indoor Garden that could potentially be adapted for growing food on the space station or Mars habitats.

March 21st, 22nd & 23rd : Robots
Interact with lego robots from Daedalos Academy and learn about how robotic technology will be used to go back to the moon, and even off to Mars!

March 24th, 25th & 26th: Engineering in Space
Calling all future Elon Musks! With the increasing number of satellites being sent into orbit we need more engineers to design and deploy them. Come hang out with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, and local engineering students from UBC and SFU, to see how mini Cubesat satellites work.

March 27th, 28th and April 2nd: Your Body in Space
How does being in space affect how we see, taste and smell? What happens to our muscles? The effects of space on our bodies may be the biggest challenge to overcome as we send humans back to the Moon and even further to Mars. Test to see if you have the right stuff to be a future astronaut.

March 29th & 30th: Mining in Space
The rare materials found in Asteroids are so appealing and hard to find on earth mining companies are now considering going to space to harvest them. Experts from Minerals Ed will have a variety of rock samples with them to show how rocks on Earth differ from those found in space. Our meteorites and space rocks will also be on display.

March 31st & April 1st: Culture in Space
When humans go to space we will be bringing an entire history with us. Individuals may choose to bring their favourite books and music with them, but soon they will need to create their own art. In this activity we’ll be creating space art with views of our home planet Earth, as well as the Moon, and Mars!

No registration required. All Spring Break activities are part of our general admission.

For more information call 604.738.7827 ext. 240 or email info@spacecentre.ca