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
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."
Availability:
  • 12:30pm
Duration:
30 min
Produced by Discovery Communications Inc. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse.
Discover Science
Discover Science
A group of aerial ballerinas choreograph a performance in order to demonstrate different rotational motions. Can you make electromagnetic shoes powerful enough to allow you to scale an iron wall? Learn how!
Availability:
  • 11am, 2pm and 5pm*
Duration:
30 min
*5pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only. Produced by: NHK, NED, Al Jazeera Children's Channel. Provided by: The National Film Board of Canada
Life: Mammals
Life Mammals
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.
Availability:
  • 12pm and 3pm
Duration:
25 min
Produced by the BBC. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse.
Life: Insects
Life Insects
​Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. The key to their success is their unique ability to reshape themselves. Take a closer look at some key animals: Monarch butterflies, damselflies, grass cutter ants, Dawson’s bees and Bombardier beetles.
Availability:
  • 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm
Duration:
25 min
A BBC/Discovery/SKAI/Open University co-production in association with RTI Spa​.
Toon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
Ready Jet Go
Go on a journey into outer space and satisfy your curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. Follow two neighbourhood kids, Sean and Sydney, as they both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7! Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
Availability:
  • 10am, 1pm and 4pm
Duration:
30 min
Distributed by PBS, produced by Wind Dancer Films and created by Craig Bartlett.
Space Suite II
Explore the infinite wonders of our universe through a series of 10 shorts that illustrate our interactions with the cosmos. Experience galactic beauty that inspires artists and discover a world, invisible to the naked eye, that invokes the curiosity of scientists.
Availability:
  • 3:30pm
Duration:
25 min
Produced by Two Story Productions.
Weird Connections: How Sticky Is Your Gecko?
Weird Connections
Embark on a journey into the fascinating worlds of geckos, robotics and nanotechnology. This program reveals the unusual science behind technology inspired by sticky lizards who are among the best climbers in the natural world.
Availability:
  • 11:30am, 2:30pm and 5:30pm*
Duration:
30 min
*5:30pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only. Produced by Discovery Channel Inc. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse.

Science Theatre Showtimes

Check out our hourly schedule listed below:

10:00amReady, Jet, Go!
10:30amLife: Insects
11:00amDiscover Science
11:30amWeird Connections
12:00pmLife: Mammals
12:30pmHuman Body: Strength
1:00pmReady, Jet, Go!
1:30pmLife: Insects
2:00pmDiscover Science
2:30pmWeird Connections
3:00pmLife: Mammals
3:30pmSpace Suite II
4:00pmReady, Jet, Go!
4:30pmLife: Insects
5:00pmDiscover Science
5:30pmWeird Connections

Schedule subject to change without notice.