Special Events and Activities

Cafe Scientifique

Join us for discussion and dessert as we explore some heated questions around nanotechnology and nanomaterials. What’s the deal with lithium-ion batteries and are they safe? Where do nanomaterials come from and are they sustainable? Evidence shows that engineered particles could pose a giant risk to the environment and human life. True or False?

Wednesday, December 7
7pm–9pm (doors open at 6:45pm)



Triumf Photowalk

The Global Physics Photowalk is an opportunity for photographers, both amateur and professional to take pictures of the most interesting and extravagant physics facilities that the world has to offer. This year’s photowalk featured CERN (Switzerland), DESY (Germany), Fermilab (USA), INFN (Italy), KEK (Japan), SLAC (USA), SUPL (Australia) and TRIUMF (Canada).

green dome

We invite educators from the Metro Vancouver region to join us for an evening of networking and 2016 success story sharing.

Thursday, December 15

Innovation 150 logo

We are pleased to offer a special professional development event for secondary school educators as part of the launch of the Innovation 150 Festival.

Wednesday, January 18

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.

Nikon Small World

Science World is pleased to showcase the winners of the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Each photomicrograph serves to show just how close the beauty and wonder of the micro-world truly is—not just for scientists, but anyone willing to open their eyes and look for it. While the top images cover a variety of subject matter, each one exhibits the exemplary technique, scientific discipline and artistry for which Nikon Small World is known.

Exhibition runs October, 2016–February, 2017

teachers' night out

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.

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.

Till and McCulloch

Drs James Till and Ernest McCulloch were two Canadian scientists who pioneered the field of stem cell research with the discovery of a method to detect cells able to restore blood production in transplanted irradiated mice. This finding prompted the later identification of cells able to regenerate other tissues, including skin, muscle and brain. This has led to advances in research and treatment of cancer.