Science World at TELUS World of Science

What's it like under the dome? Check out the links below to explore our galleries more in-depth. You can also explore our floor map.

Here at Science World, we are proud to work with local artists who are interested in and inspired by science. Our art displays showcase different works of art within our false creek facility. Recent displays have included art work by Peter Holmes, Sharon Kallis, Michael Hall, Chris Waind and a group of art students from Emily Carr University. We also host an annual display of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest winners.

Call for Artists: Amphibian Art Exhibition

Are you an artist? Are you passionate about art and conservation? Are you interested in creatively exploring how to celebrate British Columbia’s amphibians through art? This is your opportunity to submit a piece of art for a three-month long art exhibition to be launched at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver on September 29, 2017.

We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Precious Frog to bring you the first art exhibition in Vancouver entirely dedicated to the amphibians of the province. The Precious Frogs Art Exhibition will integrate art and conservation by showcasing a variety of visual and media art pieces combined with scientific and educational information on the challenges faced by amphibians in our province.

For more information please visit the Precious Frog website.

Power a drum with your heartbeat, see your face at age 70, squish yourself inside a small box and find out how high you can jump! Explore the answers to questions like: What do I look like? What can I do? What's inside of me? Where did I come from?

Caution for sensitive viewers: "Where did I come from?" includes frank discussion and images of reproduction, sexuality and childbirth.

Launch a parachute, capture your shadow and move yourself with a giant propeller as you experiment with water, light, sound and motion among the colourful and lively exhibits in Eureka! Hands-on discovery encourages visitors to try new things and ask "What would happen if...?" Home to our spectacular water table, ball launchers and walk on piano, Eureka! is the place that brings out the curious scientist in all of us.

Re-imagine your role in creating a healthier community and world. Take a break and watch a science show on our outdoor stage. In the Ken Spencer Science Park, you connect to the local environment in a way that can only be achieved outdoors. Interactive exhibits and pop-up programming will engage you in the sustainability choices you make about your transportation, energy, water, food, waste and housing.

Stop by the Chicken Coop to learn more about our family of hens and how you can raise your own backyard chickens.

 

Explore science and art through the ingenuity of your imagination.

KEVA planks are perfectly-cut, identical construction blocks that stack with great stability. Narrow towers can reach any height! The construction system provides a unique building experience for people of all ages—KEVA enthusiasts range from toddlers to professional architects because everyone can enjoy building at their own skill level.

Recent studies have shown that children who play with blocks often do better later as they study mathematics and physics. Verbal skills and communication are also enhanced as children construct projects together.

Want to know more about our KEVA wooden planks? Download our info brochure.

 

Celebrate Canadian creativity and innovation, with Science World’s original exhibition, Made in Canada, presented by YVR — where you drive the creative process! Get hands-on and build the fastest bobsled, construct a stunning piece of Vancouver architecture and create your own Canadian sound mashup, to share with friends.

Vote for your favourite Canadian inventions and test fly a plane of your design. Discover famous (and not-so-famous, but super neat) Canadian inventions. Learn about amazing, local innovations like robots that teach themselves, one-person electric cars and a computer that uses parallel universes.

Imagine what you can create here, eh!!

April 21–September 4

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Enhance your Science World experience with an immersive film on the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world! At an incredible 5 storeys high and 27 metres in diameter, the theatre boasts a sensational wrap-around digital sound system to put you right in the middle of the action.

Please note: The OMNIMAX Theatre elevator will be out of service from April 18, 2017 until late July, 2017. This means that access to the theatre is limited to a 200m ramp, with a fairly steep incline. We recommend that anyone with mobility challenges or concerns, visit our OMNIMAX theatre after the repairs have been completed. 

Explore electricity, water consumption and waste. Learn how our everyday decisions can affect the world around us. Be sure to take a run on our kinetic wheel and try your hand at shooting water wisely. Want to learn more about sustainable electricity options? Check out our electricity mini-site created to complement the electricity exhibit in the Our World gallery.

Witness amazing live science shows with lots of audience interaction at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage. You may even get a chance to help our scientists onstage!

Below is our current rotation of stage show themes. Our weekday schedules are set to help teachers plan their field trip visits. On weekends, expect the unexpected with a different schedule of shows every day.

Straight lines look curved, black-and-white images look coloured, still pictures move, and your reflection distorts beyond recognition. Challenge your family to a puzzle at our tables with ropes, metal rings and wooden blocks.

Try some illusion science at home with our Teacher and Parent Resources.

Check out a show in our Science Theatre and take a break from all the exhibits for a bit. In this electronic projection theatre, you can pop in and watch educational live and taped shows on a variety of topics, often related to our feature exhibitions. And the best part? Science Theatre shows are free with your Science World at TELUS World of Science general admission.

Step into Search: Sara Stern Gallery, crawl through a real beaver lodge and sniff out the aromatic scent of cedar. Sink your fingers into a bear's furry coat, listen to the buzz of bees, play out a tune on a stone lithophone and stand beneath a towering T. rex.

It has never been more important to think globally and act locally. We know a better future for our planet depends on inspiring positive environmental action, and the TD Environmental Trail is a part of our commitment to the environment. The trail features environmental exhibits made available free to the public, and addressing local issues in transportation, food, water, and waste. Embark on a journey of sustainability on the TD Environmental Trail–located around the perimeter of TELUS World of Science.

Wonder is Science World's brand new gallery created exclusively for early learners, ages 0–5 and their caregivers. This highly-interactive gallery boasts 3,300 square feet for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to crawl, splash, build, climb, play with light, and experiment. Child development experts collaborated in the creation of Wonder, helping us design a place where children can do what they do best – learn through play.

Caregivers will be happy to know that we’ve included a quiet room for nursing moms seeking privacy and for children who need a little down time. As well, there’s a child-friendly washroom, with quiet hand dryers and child-size amenities.

All Science Begins with Wonder.