Science World Vancouver

Telus World of Science and the OMNIMAX theatre, commonly called Science World, will entertain your entire family with many hands-on exhibits and displays

Science World's striking geodesic dome
Science World's striking geodesic dome cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by DoNotLick

Science World Vancouver, properly called Telus World of Science, due to its corporate sponsorship, is located in a large and striking geodesic dome over looking the east end of False Creek that has become a major city landmark.

The striking dome was originally the Expo Centre building during the Expo 86 World's Fair in Vancouver. It is easily accessed by Vancouver public transit from the Main Street - Science World SkyTrain Station.

This popular venue offers families a wide range of both permanent and changing interactive and educational science exhibits along with a variety of fascinating shows in the OMNIMAX theatre.

You can travel from Telus World of Science to Granville Island and Yaletown with either of two privately operated passenger ferry services; False Creek Ferries or Aquabus that link various points around False Creek. As these are not part of the Public Transit system additional fares apply, however, they are not expensive.


Check out this very funny video of Rick Mercer exploring Science World

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Address: 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7, Canada

Phone: (604) 443-7440

Official Website: Telus Science World

Map and Directions for Telus Science World

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How to get to Telus Science World by SkyTrain

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineMain Street-Science World3 Minutes

No bus needed. Telus World of Science is located just a brief walk west along Terminal Avenue from the Main Street-Science World Station. It is clearly visible from the station.

Telus Science World Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 98 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating I love because it fun for broken army skull ranch.

Andrew Tran - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating It was enjoyable, and educational. Much better than Calgary's, slightly less impressive than Toronto's. I was unable to fit in the cube, my leg poked out.

Andrew Beee - 3 months ago

2 Star Rating It is a tourist trap and overpriced for a exibition. Good for kids.

Greg E - 5 months ago

4 Star Rating Personally I think the exhibits at the Exploratorium or Boston's Museum of Science are a bit better, but those places are also more expensive. Science World was not crowded at all when we went (in fact it seemed a bit empty) which meant no waiting in line for any of the exhibits. We spent a very pleasant four hours here with my 14-year-old daughter on a hot August night, and we were grateful for the air conditioning. If you can, go on Thursday night when they are open late.

Stephen Ng - 1 year ago

5 Star Rating Amazing place. We are members of Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) and so entry was free and we had the same privileges as the members (discounted tickets etc.). I did not have my membership card but was able to show an email that showed we were members. We love DMNS but the kids (10 and 13) said Science World is better because it is much more interactive. The first exhibit on the right after the reception is amazing. It provides very useful information about our ecological footprint and also has some interactive activities. It even has a board where one can provide suggestions about the topic at hand. When we were there, the topic was: 'What can humans do to reduce our ecological footprint'. Then in the main atrium they have a lot of interactive puzzles and exercises. They also have a stage show where someone showcases various science experiments and also talks about genesis of various scientific breakthroughs. There are movies that you can pay and there are some you can watch free in the auditorium. We were there for 5 hours but could definitely have spent whole day there. Will definitely visit it when we visit Vancouver again.

Vipul Seth - 1 year ago

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