We’re incredibly proud of the art that hangs on the walls of Science World. As you enter the building, take a moment to experience the featured works by local artists who use their brushes, pencils, cameras, and code to tell stories about science and nature.
Please note that the Birdly Virtual Reality experience is temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Have you ever dreamed of flying? Now you can, with Birdly® at Science World!
Birdly is an award-winning, immersive virtual-reality experience. More than just a headset, the Birdly platform is a multi-sensory flight simulator that moves your entire body as you tilt, twist, and turn during your flight. You will feel the wind on your face as you soar with outspread wings over skyscrapers and mountains, looking at the stunning scenes below you. Using your arms and hands, you can swoop higher, dive lower, bank to change direction, or flap to go faster.
The BodyWorks Gallery celebrates diversity and all the wonderful things that make each of us unique. Come learn all about how your body works, from the largest organ (your skin!) to the microscopic chromosomes that contribute to genetic diversity. We’re all different, and the BodyWorks Gallery celebrates exactly that.
Don’t forget to stop by the Lab Zone, presented by Genome British Columbia, where you can learn what a gene is and how scientists are making DNA maps that help us understand all living things.
Light, sound, water…action! Learn while you play in this bright, high-energy gallery that positively teems with activity. Squeals of delight fill the air as you move from station to station dancing on drums, launching parachutes, floating balls down the fantastic water table, and making music by waving your hands over multi-coloured lights.
Whether you start here or come out for a break partway through your visit, the Ken Spencer Science Park is the place to go to renew your sense of belonging to the living world. Take a moment to breathe in some fresh air, test your limits in our risky play area, or say hello to our hens.
Come learn about the scientific process in the most hands-on way possible: by being part of it! In our Living Lab, an exciting partnership between Science World and the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, researchers lead infants, older children, and adolescents through fun, age-appropriate activities designed to measure aspects of their cognitive development.
Bend your mind and challenge your brain! Have loads of baffling fun in our illusions area, where nothing is as it seems. Over at the puzzle tables, you can test your smarts and skills by tackling dozens of fun, challenging puzzles and games. You’ll give your brain an exhilarating workout!
Shhh! Tarantula sleeping! Time slows in this quiet gallery, where animals, trees, crystals, and fossils are gathered in an awe-inspiring array of nature’s wonders. Get up close and personal with one of our gigantic Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Search: Sara Stern Gallery will take you on a journey through the wonder of nature, from the majestic to the microscopic, from long ago to now.
Tinkering Space: The WorkSafeBC Gallery is your place to put things together, take them apart again, and nurture the problem-solving part of your brain. Do some experimental construction with Strawbees, or see if you can put together a load stable enough to stay together when you slide it down a ramp. We also offer daily tinkering programming and Maker Workshops.
The TD Environmental Trail loops around the exterior of Science World with free-to-the-public exhibits that delve into the most pressing local issues in transportation, food, water, and waste. Take a moment to learn about our world while enjoying False Creek’s scenic views and ocean-fresh air. Be sure to snap a selfie with Garbozilla (you’ll know him when you see him)!
Please note: the Wonder Gallery will be open intermittently for piloting.
Play-based learning is so important for kids! Whether your child is still crawling, already playing with blocks, or at the age when they want to clamber up any tall structure they see, the highly interactive, 3,300-square-foot Wonder Gallery has a place for them. We have soft crawling spaces; a tall rope-climbing structure; a lab truck, where your child can put on a lab coat and play with colourful materials; multi-coloured blocks that your child can use to create a kaleidoscope; the ever popular water table; and a sandbox, for that satisfying tactile experience.