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.

5:30pm–9:30pm, June 29, 2017
Stanley Park Ecology Society
Join K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, community partners, collaborators and champions for change at this regional network event.

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Another hilarious appearance by the Vancouver Theatresports Rookie performers!
Science Theatre
Sunday, June 25
3pm–3:30pm

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On June 30, school's out and Science World is FREE for teens!
Friday, June 30
6pm–9pm

Camp out with your family among the Science World exhibits!

Friday, July 14
6:30pm–9am

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.