Science Theatre

Check out a show in our Science Theatre and take a break from all the exhibits for a bit. In this electronic projection theatre, you can pop in and watch educational live and taped shows on a variety of topics, often related to our feature exhibitions. And the best part? Science Theatre shows are free with your Science World at TELUS World of Science general admission.

Human Body: Brainpower
Human Body Brainpower
The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. This program examines how different parts of the brain can help the body overcome tremendous obstacles, from surviving a firestorm to being stranded at sea.
  • 12:30pm daily until Sept 4, 2017
  • 6:30pm Thursdays July 1-Sept 4, 2017
30 min
Produced by Discovery Communications Inc. Hi-def Cinema from CineMuse.
Life: Insects
Life Insects
​Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. The key to their success is their unique ability to reshape themselves. Take a closer look at some key animals: Monarch butterflies, damselflies, grass cutter ants, Dawson’s bees and Bombardier beetles.
  • 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm daily until June 30, 2017
25 min
A BBC/Discovery/SKAI/Open University co-production in association with RTI Spa​.
Toon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
Ready Jet Go
Go on a journey into outer space and satisfy your curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. Follow two neighbourhood kids, Sean and Sydney, as they both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7! Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
  • 10am, 1pm and 4pm daily until Sept 4, 2017
30 min
Distributed by PBS, produced by Wind Dancer Films and created by Craig Bartlett.
Space Suite II
Explore the infinite wonders of our universe through a series of 10 shorts that illustrate our interactions with the cosmos. Experience galactic beauty that inspires artists and discover a world, invisible to the naked eye, that invokes the curiosity of scientists.
  • 3:30pm daily until June 30, 2017
  • 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday until June 30, 2017
  • 3:30pm daily (except Fridays) July 1-Sept 4, 2017
  • 7pm Thursdays July 1-Sept 4, 2017
25 min
Produced by Two Story Productions.
Vancouver Film School Student Showcase
Vancouver Film School Showcase
10 wonderful animation videos created by the talented students from the Vancouver Film School.  
  • 12pm daily until Sept 4, 2017
  • 6pm Thursdays July 1-Sept 4, 2017
25 min
A Vancouver Film School Production.
Vancouver Film School More Student Showcase
10 more delightful animation videos from the creative students at the Vancouver Film School.
  • 3pm daily (except Fridays) until Sept 4, 2017
25 min
A Vancouver Film School​ Production.
​Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
Coyote's Tea Party
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show is a leading edge, adventures-in-science series that encourages Indigenous youth and their friends to explore the science of the world—from an Indigenous perspective. Series created by Loretta S. Todd, produced by Coyote Science Inc.Episode: Earth Science. Ethnobotanist Cease Wyss shares plant knowledge; Kai makes punk rock cabbage! Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show is brought to you through the support of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST).
  • 11am and 2pm
25 min
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Spinners & Weavers
bird in a nest
Discover the fascinating processes behind the building of webs and nests​ Spiders spin intricate webs using silk, an incredibly strong material, and some birds can weave complicated nests from strips of leaves. What are the processes behind the building of these complex structures and could we adapt spider silk to benefit us?​A Humble Bee Films production in association with UKTV​. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse
  • 10:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm
25 min

Science Theatre Notice

Please note: August 21, all regularly scheduled programming will be interrupted, for special live-streaming eclipse coverage. 

Science Theatre Showtimes

Summer 2017 

July 1 – September 5:

10:00amToon Time
10:30amNatural Curiosities: Spinners and Weavers
11:00amCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
11:30amHow Sticky Is Your Gecko?
12:00pmVFS Student Showcase Videos
12:30pmToon Time
1:00pmSpace Suite II
1:30pmHuman Body: Pushing the Limits – Brain Power
2:00pmNatural Curiosities: Spinners and Weavers
2:30pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
3:00pm*Toon Time
3:30pm*How Sticky Is Your Gecko? 
4:00pmVFS More Student Showcase Videos
4:30pmNatural Curiosities: Spinners and Weavers
5:00pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
5:30pmToon Time

Twighlight Thursdays

6:00pmVFS Student Showcase Videos
6:30pmSpace Suite II
7:00pmHuman Body: Pushing the Limits  – Brain Power
7:30pmNatural Curiosities: Spinners and Weavers

Schedule subject to change without notice.