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.

Meet the artists, and some of the scientists, behind the creations in our latest art exhibition, Science Collides. The event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 7
5:30pm–7:30pm

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

September 10 & 11

This Weekend's Scientists

Philip LeSueur, Geological Engineer, BASc, EIT
Amy Smith, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, UBC
Samuel Brenner, MSc Student, Civil Engineering, UBC
Kathryn Post, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, UBC

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."

September 10 & 11
2pm–3pm

Ready Jet Go

We're celebrating our new Science Theatre film, Ready, Jet, Go! with 2 very special guests. Come and meet the show's creator, Craig Bartlett, and NASA astrophysicist, Amy Mainzer. They'll sing a song and do some science experiments with visitors.

Saturday, September 24
11am & 1pm
Science Theatre

Sept 26: 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.

Monday, September 26
4:30pm–8pm

Artist Tim Kelly was looking for ideas for a project that would use his newly acquired lithography skills. Microbiologist Mike Kelly gave Tim some microscopic fungal images and he was off and running. The result of the collaboration is a collection of stone lithographs that are recognizable to a microbiologist as having a fungal motif, but they are sufficiently stylized that they cannot be identified as any particular species of fungus: the essence of science seen through an artist’s eyes. Although the project started as a father/son collaboration, it became Tim’s project.

What happens when scientists and artists collide and collaborate? Do the languages of science and art overlap, or do they communicate the same concept in a very different way? Find out with this art exhibition, Science Collides. These works began when artists spent a weekend at Science World at TELUS World of Science hanging out with some scientists at our monthly Meet a Scientist weekend.

Exhibition ends Sunday, October 9

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.