The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and planetarium in Vancouver features a Star Theatre, GroundStation Canada Theatre, Motion Simulator Ride, exhibits, games and more
Located a short bus ride from downtown Vancouver in Vanier Park, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium has two theatres featuring shows throughout the day, rides on the Virtual Voyages Motion Simulator, and interactive exhibits, displays and games in the Cosmic Courtyard.
The Planetarium Theatre is a domed circular theatre which uses a giant Zeiss projector to produce a 360-degree view of the night sky as seen from Vancouver along with multimedia shows. The Groundstation Canada is a 90 seat theatre featuring interactive and audio-visual space themed presentations. On Friday and Saturday evenings there are Laser and Light Shows for a separate admission charge. There is also an observatory next to the Space Centre which offers public viewings on clear Friday and Saturday evenings.
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium also adjoins the Vancouver Museum and is just a short walk from Vancouver Maritime Museum. You can see all three attractions with a Vanier Park Explore Pass for $36.00 per Adult or $30.00 for Youth and Seniors.
For complete details and show times at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium click on the link to their official website below.
Facts For Your Visit
Directions: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Map with nearest station(s) and SkyTrain / walking directions.
Open Now: No
Hours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada
Phone: (604) 738-7827
Official Website: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Reviews
Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. See all
The Space Centre was really cool. I definetly recommend it to absolutely anybody.
Flynn Tavish Wilbur - 3 months ago
The museum is more aimed at kids, but I definitely recommend checking out the star theatre show, and coming in late on a saturday to look through their telescope (The observatory is not in the main building but close to the parking lot off to the side. The staff at the observatory there are quite knowledgeable, and are really friendly.
Scott M - 1 year ago