Special Events and Activities

Vancouver Science Festival

September 26–October 25, 2015

Science is everywhere. Let's celebrate it! Come and explore the cool science happening every day in our community at Vancouver's annual science festival.

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Other Special Programming

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."

October 10 & 11
Dyson Innovation Lab

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

October 10 & 11

This month's scientists

Paul Snider
Creator, Musician, The Music of Junk

Aarya Chithran
MSc Candidate, Neuroscience Graduate Program, UBC

Dr Sophie Yurist-Doutsch
Postdoctoral Fellow, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC

Innovators Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 13: In honour of Ada Lovelace Day, Science World invites you to celebrate women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event highlights five inspiring women who are making a big impact in STEM.

Microbes Art Us

Join us for another Meet the Artist reception. Meet some of the inspired artists who worked on our latest art exhibition, Microbes Art Us, and talk to some of the cavers who collect the specimens that supplement Dr Naowarat Cheeptham's research.

Wednesday, October 14

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Science World After Dark Murder Mystery

A murder has taken place under the dome and it's up to you to crack the case. Mix and mingle in a 19+ atmosphere and gather the clues needed to capture the culprit at our infamous, annual murder mystery evening.

Friday, October 16

Tickets: $35 (includes one drink ticket)

Considering a career in science, technology, engineering or math? Want to learn more about different career options that are available to you? Then you're in luck! Opening the Door connects high school students to people across BC who are keen on sharing their knowledge and expertise with young people interested in exploring exciting careers in science and tech.

This month, meet with mentors who have careers in animal science, then stay and explore our feature exhibition, Animal Inside Out.

Monday, October 19
TELUS World of Science

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High School Days

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, join us for exclusive high school field trip programming—no elementary classes allowed!

Next event: October 20

This free evening for teens is offered in partnership with Let’s Talk Science UBC. In this staged mystery, a mysterious new virus is spreading throughout Vancouver. We don't know how this infection got started, but we do know that we need your help to find the source of the virus and figure out how to stop it in order to keep people safe!

Friday, October 23

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Camp out with your family near your favourite Science World exhibits and discover exclusive Slumber Party programming you can't experience anywhere else!

Friday, November 6

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Hours of Operation

Sept 8–Dec 18

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.