Special Events and Activities

Science World is pleased to introduce a new way for K to 9 teachers and teacher candidates to learn and connect with others in the teaching community around a topic in Computational Thinking. These free two hour workshops will be held after-school at TELUS World of Science and The Exploration Place, between October and May, and pre-registration is required. We are excited to offer a number of these sessions en français!

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Soar to new heights with Birdly®, an immersive virtual reality experience!

Pet Pop is a series of pop art portraits of old dogs and fat cats by Pete Thorne, Toronto's premiere pet photographer.

Do people look like their pets? Or... do pets look like their owners?

A time-travelling billionaire discovers that the past can plague you.

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 7pm–10:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Professor Orbax and his long suffering lab assistant Sweet Pepper Klopek are two Experi-mentors who are here to teach weird science to cool kids!

Date: October 20, 2019
Time: 2:20pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

We are holding a Sensory Friendly Morning for families living with autism or sensory processing differences.        

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 8am–10am
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Science World is proud to present a sensory friendlier OMNIMAX® film screening of Great Bear Rainforest. This screening is open to all guests.

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 11am–12pm (open house at 10am)
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Tinkerers in this workshop will learn how wind-up toys work by taking them apart, altering them and adding components to create new, unique toys!

Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Girls and STEAM

The Girls and STEAM event inspires girls ages 11–13 to discover and pursue their interests in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics) while learning from professional female mentors (and their male allies) who work in STEAM careers.

Date: November 2
Time: 8am–4pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Discover the science happening all around you at the Quesnel Community Science Celebration.

Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 10:30am–4pm
Location: College of New Caledonia

Geering Up Nov 8

This coding themed pro-d day will help grade 4–9 teachers learn how to incorporate computer science and coding activities into their classrooms. Content will be focused on easy-to-implement computer science activities connected to the BC curriculum.

Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 9:30am–3:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Join us under Science World’s iconic geodesic dome for the inaugural Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine.

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 7pm–10pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Teacher's Night Out

Explore our engaging exhibit galleries during Teachers' Night Out at TELUS World of Science! At this evening event just for teachers you will network with colleagues and Science World staff, preview our upcoming feature exhibition and receive 20% off at the Science Store.

Date: late January/February

Time: 5pm–8:30pm

Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Discover the science happening all around you at the Fort Nelson Community Science Celebration.

Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 10:30am–4pm
Location: Northern Lights College – Fort Nelson Campus

Discover the science happening all around you at the Port Alberni Community Science Celebration.

Date: May 9, 2020
Time: 10:30am–4pm
Location: North Island College - Port Alberni Campus

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.