Special Events and Activities

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.

August 9: 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

Join us for a journey through creativity in fundamental physics, art and music through the work of a theoretical physicist seeking mathematical magic. Come early for light refreshments and a student poster presentation starting at 6:15pm.

Tuesday, August 16

Science World After Dark adult evenings

Friday, August 19: Our adult night gets sleuthy—this is your last chance to explore our feature exhibition in an adult-only atmosphere! Catch an OMNIMAX film then explore our galleries, including Top Secret: License to Spy, with no kids to bog down your mystery solving.

Friday, August 19

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

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.

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.