H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and planetarium in Vancouver features a Star Theatre, GroundStation Canada Theatre, exhibits, an observatory and more

HR McMillan Space Centre Entrance with Crab Sculpture at night
HR McMillan Space Centre Entrance with Crab Sculpture at night

Located a short bus ride from downtown Vancouver in Vanier Park, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium has two theatres: The Planetarium Star Theatre and the GroundStation Canada Theatre which run a schedule of shows throughout the day. There are a number of exhibits to explore while you wait for your showtime.

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 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 above.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Fee: Yes

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Regular Hours:

  • 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 pm - 5:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
Canada

Phone: +1 604-738-7827

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
2.5 out of 5 2.5 Star Rating
Based on 34 Reviews.

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3 Star Rating Visited during a short layover in Vancouver. This center is located just outside of the downtown area. $12 cab ride will get you here from the cruise... Read More

Donut D. Sep-30-2019

2 Star Rating It's a cool idea, but the video was like being back in high school listening to a sceintist try and explain how earth rotates and all the scientific data... Read More

Kathleen M. Mar-21-2019

5 Star Rating I really enjoyed this museum outside and in. It's like going back into the 70's and 80's with the building and displays. I know people have complained... Read More

Li S. Mar-05-2019

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Directions

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Expo LineBurrard Station9 Minutes

How to get to H.R. MacMillan Space Centre by SkyTrain

From Burrard SkyTrain Station take the Burrard Street exit and catch either the #2 or #22 Macdonald going south on Burrard Street at the stop directly in front of the station. Take either bus to the Cypress Street Stop on Cornwall Avenue (less that 10 minutes). Walk back along Cornwall Ave. to Chestnut Street and go left. The park and Space Center are straight ahead.

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A visit to the Vancouver Space Centre on a rainy day

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