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.

Human Body: Strength
The Human Body: Pushing the Limits
Availability:
  • 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm*
Duration:
30 min
The human body is engineered for strength, power and endurance. Bone is sturdy as concrete but flexible and light enough to resist breaking. Our muscles and joints have far greater strength and endurance than we know. Marvel at extraordinary tales of human strength told with stunning see-through "anatomy in motion."
*5:30pm show plays Thu/Sat/Sun/Hol only. Produced by Discovery Communications Inc. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse.
Discover Science
Discover Heat and Cold
Availability:
  • 12pm, 2pm, 5pm*
Duration:
30 min
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!
*5pm show plays Thu/Sat/Sun/Hol only. Produced by Al Jazeera Children's Channel and NHK. Provided by the NFB.
Life: Mammals
Life Mammals
Availability:
  • 10am*, 3pm, 6pm*
Duration:
25 min
New filming techniques reveal behaviour that was previously impossible to capture in extreme locations. Fly amongst one of the largest migrations on Earth, as more than ten million fruit bats leave the Congo basin and converge in a few special trees in Zambia to feed. Sprint with the tiny, extraordinary-looking sengis as it escapes a predatory lizard. See thirty polar bears gather to feed on a bowhead whale carcass.
*10am show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only. 6pm show plays Thu only. Produced by the BBC. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse.
Deconstructing Dinner: Honey
Deconstructing Dinner
Availability:
  • 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm*
Duration:
25 min
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. 
*6:30pm show plays Thu only. Produced by ichannel.ca and filmed as part of "Better Bees, Better Honey."
Space Racers
Availability:
  • 10:30am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm*
Duration:
30 min
Space Racers is an animated series that follows spaceship cadets at the Stardust Space Academy as they soar through the solar system. Young viewers will learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration and the importance of working together as a team.
*7pm show plays Thu only. From PBS, NASA and KCTS.
Giraffe: The Impossible Animal
Creature camouflage
Availability:
  • 11am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm*
Duration:
30 min
The giraffe is one of the most bizarre mammals on the planet. Its long neck is just one of its unique adaptations. In an ongoing battle with the acacia tree, the giraffe's main food, it has evolved strategies to overcome the plant's thorns and poisonous leaves.
*7:30pm show plays Thu only. A BBC/Animal Planet co-production. Hi-Def Cinema from Cinemuse.