Special Events and Activities

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.

Next Event

From Barley to Beer—A Sensory Tour of the Malting and Brewing Process
Tuesday, June 7
7pm–9pm

Meet scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals! Engage in activities and learn about experiences related to their fields of expertise.

June 11 & 12

Join us for this Iron Chef inspired activity and walk away with great prizes and memories! After registering on-site (all ages welcome!), 10 teams will have 5 minutes to design and 30 minutes to build a creation based on a specific theme using a mystery "ingredient."

June 11 & 12
2pm–3pm
Dyson Innovation Lab

Science World After Dark adult evenings
Friday, June 17: Our adult night gets sleuthy! Catch an OMNIMAX film then explore our galleries, including our feature exhibition, Top Secret: License to Spy, with no kids to bog down your mystery solving. Can you crack the case?

We're getting ready for summer and celebrating the science of investigating and interpreting evidence. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to collect clues, meet new people and have fun!

Friday, June 24
6pm–9pm
FREE

Meet Science World's On The Road team at Upcycle the Gyres Society's annual Clean up the Oceans Concert.

Saturday, June 25
12pm–8pm

Entanglement

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 discover exclusive Slumber Party programming you can't get anywhere else! This year's Slumber Party theme is inspired by our summer feature exhibition and is all about the science and technology of spying and espionage! Your overnight stay includes an OMNIMAX film, gallery exploration, "behind-the-scenes" activities, a live science show and more!

Friday, July 15
6:30pm–8am

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.

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.

OMNIMAX Theatre

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.