Special Events and Activities

Species at Risk

Join interpreters from the Royal BC Museum and the Robert Bateman Centre to discuss what BC could lose if we don’t make big changes to our relationship with the natural world. This travelling exhibition is housed in an inventively re-made trailer and is filled with artifacts and images.

Tuesday, July 5
Ken Spencer Science Park


Human life has become entangled with plastic. It's almost impossible to imagine our lives without it. The material makes our tasks easier, allows us to be faster and lighter, and as a result, we consume it in monumental quantities. What if the production of plastic is no longer possible or economical? What if the materials we discard today become our most valuable resource? What if we are already dressed in, sheltered by and relying on plastic for sustenance, safety and survival?

Entanglement (by artist Michael JP Hall) is a series of six large-format photographs that portrays a vision of our interdependent relationship with plastics. It presents a powerful, proud and vulnerable people, a unified culture responding collectively to the challenges of waste with resilience, patience and strength.

Exhibition runs until July 8, 2016.

Friday, July 15: Camp out with your family near your favourite Science World exhibits and experience a close encounter with Dr Scott from Dinosaur Train at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage! That's right, Dr Scott will be dropping by for a presentation about some of his favourite dinosaurs at the beginning of the night. Your overnight stay includes an OMNIMAX film, gallery exploration, "behind-the-scenes" activities, a live science show and more!

Friday, July 15

Science World

Proximity (by artist Michael JP Hall) is a series of rescued, post-industrial lightboxes depicting double-exposure images of human faces over natural environments. Each lightbox was rescued from a Vancouver salvage yard, cleaned, sanded, repaired and retro-fitted with low-wattage LED light fixtures. The boxes create dynamic and vibrant images that magically transform spaces at night.

Exhibition runs until August 8, 2016.

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, in partnership with Science World, is pleased to host a Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers in Vancouver. This year's institute is themed around making/tinkering. As a participant, you will be immersed in innovative STEM teaching strategies and receive ongoing support to implement what you learn.

August 9–12

KPU Science World Speaker Series

The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. The free public series works to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

Meet Parks Canada

Get in touch with nature! Explore a variety of nature-themed activities and interactive demonstrations all summer long with Parks Canada's Outreach team.

Every Wednesday–Sunday throughout the summer

Note: Parks Canada will not be at TELUS World of Science on June 22 & 23.

Twice a year, enjoy FREE access to explore our engaging exhibit galleries during Teachers' Night Out! Access quality resources and network with colleagues at this evening just for you.

Join us at our next Teachers' Night Out: Monday, September 26

High School Days

One Tuesday every month during the school year, join us for exclusive high school field trip programming—no elementary classes allowed! All our High School Days offer special guests and activities to enhance the content of our galleries and exhibitions for high school student audiences.


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. Check out the film schedule.

Take a break from gallery exploration by dropping by to catch a quick show in our 2nd floor theatre. Read the film descriptions and see the lastest showtime schedule here.

Witness spectacular live science demonstrations daily at 11:20am, 12:20pm, 1:20pm, 2:20pm and 3:20pm. These fast paced, entertaining shows feature a wide variety of topics such as fire, electricity, bubbles, moving objects, chemistry, and many more. Read our show descriptions.