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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.Hours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 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
Amazing; but not so exciting for children! The neighborhood environment is so beautiful.
Ebrahim Eghbal - 1 month ago
I have been to the HR MacMillan space Centre several times and I highly recommend going for every season. Check out Saturday's freebee, when the telescope is open to the public.
Elsie Viola Dupuis - 1 month ago
The activities and games are old and outdated. However the shows are interesting and entertaining. The cost is admission is quite high, it's a better deal to get a annual membership even if you only go 2 or 3 times
Dane Di Piazza - 2 months ago
An architecturally interesting building in a park like setting. The space gallery is small and the displays are dated, though the topics are interesting. The shows.offered in the planetarium theatre are the highlight of the Space Centre. The binding also houses Vancouver Museum exhibits, with separate admissions. Views from the foyer into the Vancouver gallery hint at modern and bright displays there.
Marianne Tilton - 3 months ago