Special Events and Activities

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, as declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, when they recognized “women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.”

To celebrate, we are highlighting some great Canadian scientists!

Join us for another year of BC Green Games! Teams document and share their green stories, win prizes, and celebrate their green achievements with schools across the province!

Register your team today!

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, between November and mid-March, and pre-registration is required. We are excited to offer a number of these sessions en français!

This event is sold out | Come and tinker with simple hydraulics! At the end, you'll be able to take home your very own hydraulic machine.

Date: February 24, 2019
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm
Location: Tinkering Space: The WorkSafeBC Gallery

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 A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature and receive 20% off at the Science Store.

Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 5pm–8:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Join us on February 28 for Science World After Dark, featuring our new exhibition A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature!                

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 7pm–10pm (OMNIMAX® film at 6pm)
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

In a discussion moderated by Emilee Gilpin (Metis and National Observer journalist), Dr. Cliff Atleo (a Tsimshian and Nuu-chah-nulth scholar at SFU) will share ideas on governance followed by dialogue with Judith Sayers (President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council).

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 7pm–9pm (Doors at 6pm)
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Explore the rise of counter-narratives on social media that challenge the way mainstream media write about "others": why these narrative exist, what means exist to challenge these messages, and some case studies on powerful and successful counter narratives.

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 6pm–8:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

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.

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.

Connecting with our food and engaging with nature is vital to human health and happiness. Presented by GardenWorks and located in the Ken Spencer Science Park, our Balcony Garden exhibit shows how a little bit of creativity and garden know-how grows a long way!

As the number of people living in apartments and condos continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to spark conversations about re-connecting with nature through gardening in the urban setting.

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.