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 VisitFee: Yes
Open Now: NoHours 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, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
- Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Address: 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada
Phone: (604) 738-7827
Official Website: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Burrard Station||9 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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Ratedout of 5
I've been to 2 after hour events for adults & they've been really fun & interesting. I do wish more of the displays worked & there was more to do there. But the planetarium talks & trivia games were fun & I learned a lot.
MJ M - 20 days ago
Very Small, a lot of broken/ out of order displays. Both of the shows were interesting with the star theatre show (The Universe) was almost worth the cost of admission. The planetarium also seems to share the space with the Museum of Vancouver, which I found odd, it would be nice to see more space allotted for the planetarium exhibits.
Saving Money - 23 days ago
It's pricey, but for me it was worth it. Mark at the theatre was great. I'll go back there for sure.
Marcelo Salame - 1 month ago
Nice little spot for those who love science and space. Lots of shows and activities throughout the day to keep you busy, and I went on a Sunday in the morning which I thought was great because it wasn't crowded at all.
Brady Borrmann - 1 month ago
The planetarium shows were awesome, and in all honesty, the only worthwhile thing to do here. The centre itself was small and dated, with multiple activities down for repair. Just by a planetarium ticket and skip the rest.
E L - 2 months ago