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.

Science Theatre Shows

Hotel Heliconia

A living B&B, the heliconia plant provides food and shelter for a wide variety of jungle creatures and also produces some of the most stunning flowers on earth. Many fascinating creatures use the plant for their own gain—but incredible macro photography reveals that the insects, birds, bats and frogs taking advantage of the plant are also contributing to its survival as pollinators, fertilizers and protectors.

A BBC Production. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse. Running time: 35 minutes

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.

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

Discover Science

Lights, camera, science! 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 a complex light maze challenge and an elaborate crystalized garment.

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

The Human Body: Pushing the Limits

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."

Produced by Discovery Communications Inc. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse. Running time: 30 minutes

Live LIGHT Show

This live presentation features dazzling demonstrations. Watch light bounce, bend and change colour. Discover the differences between the light from a flashlight, the sun and a laser. We'll even make rainbows and sunsets!

Running time: 20 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. 

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

Science Theatre Showtimes

Until Dec 24

10amToon Time
10:30amDiscover Science
11:20amLive Light Show
12pmHotel Heliconia
12:35pmDeconstructing Dinner
1pmThe Human Body
1:30pmToon Time
2pmDiscover Science
2:30pmHotel Heliconia
3:05pmDeconstructing Dinner
3:30pmThe Human Body
4pmToon Time
4:30pmDiscover Science
5pmHotel Heliconia*
5:35pmDeconstructing Dinner*

Dec 27–30 and Jan 2–4

10amToon Time
10:30amHotel Heliconia
11:20amLive Light Show
12pmBody Strength
1pm Light of Mu
1:45pmDiscover Science (Short)
2pmToon Time
3:00pm Light of Mu
3:45pmDiscover Science (Short)
4pmBody Strength
4:30pmToon Time
5pmHotel Heliconia
5:35pmDiscover Science (Short)

Note: Dec 26 & 31 and Jan 1 have special schedules. Check them out here. Show schedule is subject to change without notice. *Sat/Sun/Hol only.