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


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. From the clouds in your coffee to the spiral of galaxies, we learn that nature is a series of interconnected microworlds.

Produced by Passmore Labs. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse. Running time: 19 minutes

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.

Curriculum Links: Kindergarten Processes and Skills of Science

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.

Curriculum Links: Grade 4 Physical Science (Light & Sound), Grade 7 Physical Science (Chemistry)

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."

Curriculum Links: Grade 5 Life Science (Human Body)

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

VFS Animated Reels

Join Vancouver Film School (VFS) as they present animated projects created by VFS students. Find out more about VFS animation programs here.

Produced by Vancouver Film School students. Running time: 22 minutes

Science Theatre Notice

The Science Theatre will be closing at 4pm on Thursday, March 5, for Opening the Door.

Science Theatre Showtimes

Feb 7–Apr 26

10:00amToon Time
10:30amVFS Animated Shorts
11:00amHotel Heliconia
12:00pmPushing the Limits
12:30pmDiscover Science
1:00pmToon Time
1:30pmVFS Animated Shorts
2:00pmHotel Heliconia
3:00pmPushing the Limits
3:30pmDiscover Science
4:00pmToon Time
4:30pmVFS Animated Shorts
5:00pmHotel Heliconia*

Show schedule is subject to change without notice. * Sat/Sun/Hol only.