| Science World is
a hands-on science centre in Vancouver, a favourite family destination offering
entertaining and educational experiences. Science World contains five permanent
galleries (Eureka, the Sara Stern Search Gallery, KidSpace, Our World, Visual
Illusions), a Special Exhibitions Galleries, the Science Theatre, and the Alcan
OMNIMAX Theatre, as well as a variety of Centre Stage Shows. |
In Eureka! you’ll explore themes such as water, air, light, sound, motion and
invention. Experiment with dams, locks, fountains and boats in the water area.
Ride the amazing propeller-driven merry-go-round we call the Vancouver Flyer,
and investigate parachute design. Whap out a tune on the whapophone, test your
skills as an orchestra conductor, peer down an "infinite" hole, and see yourself
Contraption Corner, find out how components like gears, electric circuits, levers
and wheels come together to make gizmos and contraptions we use everyday. Then
stretch your knowledge and imagination by creating your own invention. Watch our
visitors experiment with dams, locks, fountains and boats in the new water area.
Sara Stern Search Gallery
Let your senses explore the natural world in the Sara Stern Search Gallery. Climb
inside our giant 800-year-old Western Red Cedar. Crawl through a real beaver lodge.
Stroke the thick coat of a grizzly bear. Spy inside a hive a buzzed with thousands
of honey bees. Sniff out our colony of giant Hissing Cockroaches and discover
what’s hidden in our 40 Discovery Boxes. Then check out our corn snakes, geckos,
Australian stick insects, Indian stick insects, giant millipedes, newts, snails,
mealworms, pacific treefrog, and dinosaur skull.
Bright colours. Fun exhibits. Big toys. That's KidSpace, an area for 2 to 6 year-olds
to play with movement and materials. They can build a two-story wooden clubhouse.
Roll a ball through a path you made in the Gravitram. Make a dam and float boats
down a stream at the Water Table. Crawl into the Giant Kaleidoscope to see hundreds
of images of your self. Take a spin in our Flying Saucer. And don't forget to
play with our Giant Building Blocks and our Loop-de-loop.
Our World is an exciting exhibition that takes an innovative, interactive
and fun approach to the complex issue of sustainability and how the everyday choices
we make affect our world. Through colourful, bright and imaginative exhibitry
Our World engages your attention while focusing on the everyday choices that you
make and how they impact our world both immediately and in the future. Issues
such as transportation, electricity, water consumption, garbage/waste disposal,
and food production are explored taking you from awareness to action within the
context of sustainable living. Learn the everyday things that you can do to minimize
your social, economic and ecological 'footprint', while teaching your children
about responsible living.
First , We Mess with your Mind! When you bring your brain over
to play, you can find out how it works with optical illusions and topological
puzzles on the first level. Seeing is not always believing... and believing is
not always seeing! In this mind-numbing showcase of eye-popping optical effects,
straight lines look curved, black and white images look coloured, still pictures
move and your friends will shrink before your eye (just use one for it to work!).
Ropes, metal rings and wooden blocks are just some of our instruments of torture.
Test your wits against our variety of puzzles for all levels of skill and patience.
Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre
The Alcan OMNIMAX Theatre features magnificent science and nature films on one
of the world's largest dome screens.
The high definition Science Theatre shows spectacularly scenic
presentations as well as live performing arts shows.
1455 Quebec Street
Phone: (604) 443-7443 (24-hour information)
Phone: (604) 443-7440 (Information/Administration)