Science is everywhere! Let's celebrate it.

September 16–October 1, 2017


Join us for the annual Vancouver Science Festival, celebrating all of the amazing science and technology right here in our own community!


Schedule of Events

The Community Science Celebration will include eye-popping science shows, demonstrations, challenges and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

September 16 & 17
10am – 6pm 

FREE General admission on Sunday, September 17! 

central library

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson team up to explain everything we don't know about the Universe, from Cosmic Rays and Dark Matter to time travel and the Big Bang. Presented in partnership with TRIUMF and Vancouver Public Library at the Central Branch.

350 West Georgia st. 

September 18


Join us for discussion and dessert as we hear from artists, researchers and academic professionals about the role art has played in scientific research.

September 19th, 2017 

7–9 pm (doors open at 6:45pm) 


Author, teacher and experienced counselor, Dr. Deborah MacNamara speaks about the emotional implications of play.

Wednesday Sept 20th
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Free Childminding Provided


The Science World On The Road team will be at the Big Little Science Centre in Kamloops to support their first adult evening event.

September 22 

The exhibit is comprised of static displays, which promote the various winning projects from the Association of
Consulting Engineering Companies 2016 Awards for Engineering Excellence competition.

September 22 to 29


Are you interested in learning how you can apply coding to understand the world around you?

September 23


The Community Science Celebration in Kamloops will take place at and with the Big Little Science Centre. The Celebration is a showcase of the community for the community. Join us for this FREE exciting community enriching day to enjoy shows, demonstrations and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

September 23 

Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less, use natural resources wisely and reduce food losses. Join us along with local organizations concerned with food security as we explore the food cycle, food rescue and minimizing food waste with hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and information sharing.

September 24

10am – 4pm


Learn all about the process of turning apples into cider!

September 24

7pm – 9pm 


Daniel Bernstein

Times they are a changing, but how we experience those times also changes throughout our lifetimes.

Monday, September 25

TELUS World of Science


Join us for a special themed Nerd Nite as we explore mathematics.


September 27

7pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening of stargazing.

September 29
6:30pm – 9pm

Pre-registration required.

First responders are an important and integral part of every community. Join BC paramedics, Vancouver police, Transit police and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue on Saturday along with the Canadian Border Services Agency and Vancouver firefighters on Sunday as they showcase who our first responders are, what they do, the technology they use and the role that science plays in their work. Explore emergency technology inside and emergency response vehicles outside the building.

September 30 & October 1

10am – 6pm