Science of Fun at Playland

Last updated on
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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Program Description

Playland presents Amusement Park Science & Physics, an enrichment experience designed to enhance your student’s knowledge and understanding of how the science they learn in the classroom applies to the world around them. Since 1988, over 100,000 students from BC have experienced Science of Fun and Science & Physics Days at Playland. Students in Grades 4 to 7 can learn about forces and simple machines, electricity and energy transformations, the human body, and more using the curriculum guide with grade appropriate experiments developed by Jim Wiese, author of Amusement Park Science.

Big Ideas
  • Energy can be transformed.
  • Machines are devices that transfer force and energy.
  • Newton’s three laws of motion describe the relationship between force and motion.
  • The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7
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    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
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    Tax included in pricing. Teachers/parent supervisors must be over the age of 21. One complimentary adult pass will be provided for every four students. Additional adults will be $25 each.

    Additional Notes

    Spring 2024 Dates

    Friday                    May 17

    Wednesday        May 22

    Thursday              May 30


    This event runs from 10am to 2pm.

    To offer the best experience, Playland limits the number of guests in the park during the above dates.

    Not all rides will be open during this event, only those listed in the Curriculum Guides.

    Students are expected to be able to get on 3 to 4 rides depending on their selection.


    Registration opens early November, check for the most up to date information.


    Wristbands are sent in advance of your event day as your admission to the park.

    Parking is included.

    Playland is now cashless, ask your group sales rep about gift cards.