Solar Eclipse 2017


The 2017 solar eclipse is not only an amazing sight, it's also rare to have such a good view of an astronomical event. Science organizations around the city are offering special programming to help you observe the eclipse.

If you are in the area, or are planning to visit Science World on the eclipse day, we have a full day of programming planned. If you are nearby to UBC, you can check out the Department of Physics and Astronomy's public programming. If H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is your nearby science spot, you can drop into their community viewing party.  

Here at Science World, we are very excited! To make the most of this spectacular event, we have partnered with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and together, we plan to offer free outdoor programming in addition to special programming in our Science Theatre.

Please note: Eclipse Viewers are currently sold out at our Kaleidoscope Science Store. 

Join us August 21:


  • FREE PROGRAM: Solar Telescopes with RASC (weather permitting).
  • Live eclipse-themed science activities and demonstrations. 
  • Eclipse Viewers will be available while supplies last.


  • Live total eclipse coverage as it passes through the United States, in Science Theatre. 

Science World at TELUS World of Science 
August 21, 2017