Special Events and Activities

Meet scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals! Engage in activities and learn about experiences related to their fields of expertise.

January 14–​15  
Coastal Connection Vancouver—Fiona Francis, 
PhD Candidate in Marine Ecology, SFU, 
Sean Godwin, PhD Candidate in Marine and Freshwater Ecology, SFU 
Dr Adrian Lai, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuromuscular Mechanics Laboratory, SFU ​



Sunday, January 15, members of the Vancouver Theatresports Rookie league will be performing in the Science Theatre.

Innovation 150

We are pleased to offer a special professional development event for secondary school educators as part of the launch of the Innovation 150 Festival.

Wednesday, January 18

Quantum cat

Meet Dr. Martin Laforest from the Institute for Quantum Computing

Participants will create their own innovations with exciting technology-themed activities.

KPU Science World Speaker Series

The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. The free public series works to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

Nikon Small World

Science World is pleased to showcase the winners of the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Each photomicrograph serves to show just how close the beauty and wonder of the micro-world truly is—not just for scientists, but anyone willing to open their eyes and look for it. While the top images cover a variety of subject matter, each one exhibits the exemplary technique, scientific discipline and artistry for which Nikon Small World is known.

Exhibition runs October, 2016–February, 2017

teachers' night out

Enjoy free access to explore our engaging exhibit galleries during Teachers' Night Out! Access quality resources and network with colleagues at this evening just for you.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.