Science Theatre

Check out a show in our Science Theatre and take a break from all the exhibits for a bit. In this electronic projection theatre, you can pop in and watch educational live and taped shows on a variety of topics, often related to our feature exhibitions. And the best part? Science Theatre shows are free with your Science World at TELUS World of Science general admission.

The Frank Slide Story

On April 29, 1903, some 90 million tons of rock from the Canadian Rockies slammed into the coal-mining town of Frank, earning it a place in history as the site of Canada's deadliest rockslide. Experience the personal stories of Frank's residents and discover the geological conditions that came together during 100 seconds of hell on earth. A perfect complement to our feature OMNIMAX® film, Rocky Mountain Express

June 27–Sept 7: 2pm, 6pm*

HDTV Productions. Hi-Def Cinema from Cinemuse. 48 minutes.​ * Thurs only


Microworlds examines the patterns, cycles and daily rituals that are repeated on every scale, both in nature and in the lives of all creatures. If we pay attention, nature reveals these patterns to us through the hands of time—the rotation of our planet and the flora and fauna that surround us.

June 27–Sept 7: 11am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm**

Produced by Passmore Labs. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse. Running time: 19 minutes. *Sat/Sun/Hol only. **Thursday only.

These short animated stories take a playful approach to learning and are suitable for your preschooler:

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?—A Scholastic Production from McNabb Connolly (7 minutes). How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly—An NFB Production​ (6 minutes). Waiting For Wings—A Scholastic Production from McNabb Connolly (5 minutes).

June 27–Sept 7: 10am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm

From PBS, NASA and KCTS. Running time: 28 minutes

Discover Heat and Cold

Follow the intrepid Experiment Rangers as they conduct real trial-and-error experiments (no CGI here!) with humour and a great sense of adventure. These episodes feature the science of heat and cold, and a solar cooker!

June 27–Sept 7: 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm

Produced by Al Jazeera Children's Channel and NHK. Provided by the NFB. Running time: 28 minutes

Deconstructing Dinner

What's missing in your honey? Take a look beyond the grocery shelf to the source of the sweet stuff, as we trace the pathways of honey production–from flower to plate. 

June 27–Sept 7: 10:30am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm*

Produced by and filmed as part of "Better Bees, Better Honey." Running time: 24 minutes. * Thursday only.