Special Events and Activities

Enhance your visit by attending some of our special programming.  Performances, expert guests and make-and-take projects will help you grow your curiosity and get your hands on science and art.

Science World Weekend Programming

Join Dr Mark Holder, neuroscientist and positive psychologist from UBC and Chief Scientist at Perked!, to explore the science of happiness and learn what the research in this area can tell you about how you can live a happy, meaningful life now and in the future. Also, connect with Perked!'s CEO, Jane Chung between 11am and 4pm, on how to make mental fitness a priority for you.​

Saturday, July 4
Peter Brown Family Centre Stage


Dinosaurs are probably the best known fossils. Join the Vancouver Paleontological Society to explore fossils further and learn about these remains of ancient life forms.​

Saturday, July 4
2nd Floor Atrium

Unveiling the Universe

Tuesday, July 7: In collaboration with TRIUMF, we're proud to present the next event in our Unveiling the Universe lecture series. Join us in welcoming Dr Chris Jillings and his presentation, "The Search for Dark Matter...or How To Know The Universe from a Hole in the Ground." The talk will take us on a journey to the deepest places on Earth, where dark matter hunters use ultra-sensitive detectors to search for what cannot be seen.

Tuesday, July 7

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

July 11 & 12

Join us for this Iron Chef inspired activity and go 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."

July 11 & 12
Dyson Innovation Lab

On Friday, July 17, camp out with your family among dino fossils and discover exclusive Slumber Party programming you can't experience anywhere else!

Exclusive to this Slumber Party: What does a dinosaur egg look like? And what's the deal with fossils? Discover special activities and programming inspired by our new feature exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs, then camp out among the dinosaur fossils!

Friday, July 17

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Meet Parks Canada

Check out Parks Canada's roving demo cart and discover facts about caribou, fire management and the beautiful national parks of Western Canada. Also, make sure to catch the Parks Canada Centre Stage show at 12:20pm every day.

July 10–August 24

Note: Parks Canada will not be doing programming on July 25 & 26, Aug 1 & 2, or Aug 8 & 9.

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Hours of Operation

June 27–Sept 7

(except Thu)
Sat & Sun10am–6pm
Stat Holidays10am–6pm

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Doors open at 9:30am for Science World Members on weekends, school break periods and statutory holidays. Doors close 15 minutes before closing time.