Gravity: Our Cosmic Glue – Family Programming

Join us at the Space Centre! This month we’re celebrating Einstein’s birthday and are exploring how his theories on gravity, and the use of math help astronomers understand the universe we live in.

During your 60-minute visit you will have 30 minutes to explore the exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard Gallery. The other 30 minutes will be spent in our Observatory with a tour of our ½ metre Cassegrain telescope and a 15-minute discussion about how astronomer’s use Newton’s and Einstein’s perspectives on gravity to study the universe.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by adults. One ticket must be purchased for each member of your group and groups can have a maximum of 4 people. We recommend that you dress warmly as the Observatory can be cold. Please arrive early to allow time for check-in.

Select your desired time slot and purchase a ticket for each member of your party. Groups can have a maximum of 4 people. Tickets are $10 per person plus taxes and fees. We will be hosting 8 people per time slot to allow for adequate social distancing.

March 5 (evening): register here
March 6 (daytime): register here
March 7 (daytime): register here
March 12 (evening): register here

The safety of all visitors and staff is our priority. We want to welcome you in a safe and comfortable environment. We hope that you will enjoy being back at the Centre and reconnecting with our programs and activities.

Please arrive early to allow time for check-in out in front of the Space Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: All members of your group will be REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK. We will have disposable masks available if you need one.

See our COVID Guidelines for Visitors here.


Event Details

March 5, 2021 - 6:15pm to March 12, 2021 - 11:00pm