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 CentreFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
Phone: +1 604-738-7827
Donut D. Sep-30-2019
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
Jasmine A. Jul-11-2016
The last time I went to the Planetarium (seriously, who calls it the HR MacMillan Space Centre? Everyone calls it the Planetarium) was three years ago,... Read More
Kathleen M. Mar-21-2019
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
Accommodations near 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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