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: Brainpower
Human Body Brainpower
The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. This program examines how different parts of the brain can help the body overcome tremendous obstacles, from surviving a firestorm to being stranded at sea.
Availability:
  • 12:30pm
Duration:
30 min
Produced by Discovery Communications Inc. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse.
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:
  • 3:30, 5:30*
Duration:
25 min
Produced by Two Story Productions.
Vancouver Film School Student Showcase
Vancouver Film School Showcase
10 wonderful animation videos created by the talented students from the Vancouver Film School.  
Availability:
  • 12:00pm
Duration:
25 min
A Vancouver Film School Production.

Science Theatre Showtimes

January 3 – April 20:  

10:00am*Toon Time
10:30am*Life: Insects
11:00amDiscover Science
11:30amHow Sticky Is Your Gecko?
12:00pmLife: Mammals
12:30pmHuman Body: Pushing the Limits – Brain Power
1:00pmToon Time
1:30pmLife: Insects
2:00pmDiscover Science
2:30pmHow Sticky Is Your Gecko? 
3:00pmLife: Mammals
3:30pmSpace Suite II
4:00pmToon Time
4:30pmLife: Insects
  

Spring 2017 

April 21 – June 30:

10:00am*Toon Time
10:30am*Life: Insects
11:00amDiscover Science
11:30amHow Sticky Is Your Gecko?
12:00pmVFS Student Showcase Videos
12:30pmHuman Body: Pushing the Limits – Brain Power
1:00pmToon Time
1:30pmLife: Insects
2:00pmDiscover Science
2:30pmHow Sticky Is Your Gecko? 
3:00pmVFS: More Student Showcase Videos
3:30pmSpace Suite II
4:00pmToon Time
4:30pmLife: Insects
 

Additional Showtimes Sat/Sun/Hol: 

5:00Human Body: Pushing the Limits
– Brain Power
5:30Space Suite II
  

Schedule subject to change without notice.
*unless Global Soundscapes is booked