Science World at TELUS World of Science

What's it like under the dome? Check out the links below to explore our galleries more in-depth. You can also explore our floor map.

Here at Science World, we are proud to work with local artists who are interested in and inspired by science. Our art displays showcase different works of art within our false creek facility. Recent displays have included art work by Peter Holmes, Sharon Kallis, Michael Hall, Chris Waind and a group of art students from Emily Carr University. We also host an annual display of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest winners.

More than just a gallery about the heart, skeleton and internal organs, The BodyWorks gallery promotes positive messaging about your body, allowing visitors to gain a better understanding about how the choices they make impact their bodies. The gallery celebrates diversity and all the wonderful things that makes each of us unique. 

Caution for sensitive viewers: "Where did I come from?" includes frank discussion and images of reproduction, sexuality and childbirth.

Launch a parachute, capture your shadow and move yourself with a giant propeller as you experiment with water, light, sound and motion among the colourful and lively exhibits in Eureka! Hands-on discovery encourages visitors to try new things and ask "What would happen if...?" Home to our spectacular water table, ball launchers and walk on piano, Eureka! is the place that brings out the curious scientist in all of us.

Re-imagine your role in creating a healthier community and world. Take a break and watch a science show on our outdoor stage. In the Ken Spencer Science Park, you connect to the local environment in a way that can only be achieved outdoors. Interactive exhibits and pop-up programming will engage you in the sustainability choices you make about your transportation, energy, water, food, waste and housing.

Stop by the Chicken Coop to learn more about our family of hens and how you can raise your own backyard chickens.

 

Explore science and art through the ingenuity of your imagination.

KEVA planks are perfectly-cut, identical construction blocks that stack with great stability. Narrow towers can reach any height! The construction system provides a unique building experience for people of all ages—KEVA enthusiasts range from toddlers to professional architects because everyone can enjoy building at their own skill level.

Recent studies have shown that children who play with blocks often do better later as they study mathematics and physics. Verbal skills and communication are also enhanced as children construct projects together.

Want to know more about our KEVA wooden planks? Download our info brochure.

 

Celebrate Canadian creativity and innovation, with Science World’s original exhibition, Made in Canada, presented by YVR — where you drive the creative process! Get hands-on and build the fastest bobsled, construct a stunning piece of Vancouver architecture and create your own Canadian sound mashup, to share with friends.

Vote for your favourite Canadian inventions and test fly a plane of your design. Discover famous (and not-so-famous, but super neat) Canadian inventions. Learn about amazing, local innovations like robots that teach themselves, one-person electric cars and a computer that uses parallel universes.

Imagine what you can create here, eh!!

April 21–September 4

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Enhance your Science World experience with an immersive film on the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world! At an incredible 5 storeys high and 27 metres in diameter, the theatre boasts a sensational wrap-around digital sound system to put you right in the middle of the action.

This summer, in recognition of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Science World OMNIMAX® will be featuring a retrospective of some of the most loved, giant screen films on Canadian subjects. The films being showcased are: Beavers, (the first film shown in our OMNIMAX®  Theatre upon the EXPO Centre re-opening as Science World in 1989), Rocky Mountain ExpressFlight of the Butterflies and Wonders of the Arctic.  We will also be showing: Dream Big and A Beautiful Planet.

Explore electricity, water consumption and waste. Learn how our everyday decisions can affect the world around us. Be sure to take a run on our kinetic wheel and try your hand at shooting water wisely. Want to learn more about sustainable electricity options? Check out our electricity mini-site created to complement the electricity exhibit in the Our World gallery.

Witness amazing live science shows with lots of audience interaction at the Peter Brown Family Centre Stage. You may even get a chance to help our scientists onstage!

Below is our current rotation of stage show themes. 

Straight lines look curved, black-and-white images look coloured, still pictures move, and your reflection distorts beyond recognition. Challenge your family to a puzzle at our tables with ropes, metal rings and wooden blocks.

Try some illusion science at home with our Teacher and Parent Resources.

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.

Step into Search: Sara Stern Gallery, crawl through a real beaver lodge and sniff out the aromatic scent of cedar. Sink your fingers into a bear's furry coat, listen to the buzz of bees, play out a tune on a stone lithophone and stand beneath a towering T. rex.

It has never been more important to think globally and act locally. We know a better future for our planet depends on inspiring positive environmental action, and the TD Environmental Trail is a part of our commitment to the environment. The trail features environmental exhibits made available free to the public, and addressing local issues in transportation, food, water, and waste. Embark on a journey of sustainability on the TD Environmental Trail–located around the perimeter of TELUS World of Science.

Wonder is Science World's brand new gallery created exclusively for early learners, ages 0–5 and their caregivers. This highly-interactive gallery boasts 3,300 square feet for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to crawl, splash, build, climb, play with light, and experiment. Child development experts collaborated in the creation of Wonder, helping us design a place where children can do what they do best – learn through play.

Caregivers will be happy to know that we’ve included a quiet room for nursing moms seeking privacy and for children who need a little down time. As well, there’s a child-friendly washroom, with quiet hand dryers and child-size amenities.

All Science Begins with Wonder.