Special Events and Activities

building steam

August 15–18, 2017
STEAM Days of summer is Science World's 4-day, interactive professional learning workshop for teachers. Participants delve into innovative strategies for teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) while networking with colleagues throughout BC.

3D printed heart

Join us for discussion and dessert as we hear from academic and industry professionals about the applications for 3D bioprinting, how it is shaping the future of health and what ethical challenges are involved.

Thursday, May 4
6pm–8pm (doors open at 5:45pm)
Free Admission

Earth

Metro Vancouver Youth4Action and Science World's Teen Advisory Group are teaming up to bring you a night of fun, exploration, and inspiration.
For High School students in Grades 8-12.
Friday, May 5
6pm–9:30pm

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Drawing on current research in sustainable agriculture and food systems, this talk presents practical personal choices and government policy changes to help promote a just, resilient, ecologically-integrated food system.
Doors open 6:30pm, talk begins at 7pm.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.

High School Days

One Tuesday every month during the school year, join us for exclusive high school field trip programming—no elementary classes allowed! All our High School Days offer special guests and activities to enhance the content of our galleries and exhibitions for high school student audiences.

wondersofthearctic

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. Check out the film schedule.

Take a break from gallery exploration by dropping by to catch a quick show in our 2nd floor theatre. Read the film descriptions and see the lastest showtime schedule here.

Witness spectacular live science demonstrations daily at 11:20am, 12:20pm, 1:20pm, 2:20pm and 3:20pm. These fast paced, entertaining shows feature a wide variety of topics such as fire, electricity, bubbles, moving objects, chemistry, and many more. Read our show descriptions.

Till and McCulloch

Drs James Till and Ernest McCulloch were two Canadian scientists who pioneered the field of stem cell research with the discovery of a method to detect cells able to restore blood production in transplanted irradiated mice. This finding prompted the later identification of cells able to regenerate other tissues, including skin, muscle and brain. This has led to advances in research and treatment of cancer.