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 photo 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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

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

Phone: (604) 443-7440

Official Website: Telus Science World

Directions

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

How to get to Telus Science World by SkyTrain

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.

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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5

5 Star Rating I love the diversity between exhibits....there is truly a little something for everyone. My 10 month old loves it here, my 3 year old daughter has a blast, and I have to drag my husband out everytime. I recommend the annual pass- a place that can be visited monthly without losing its allure.

Leah Diamond - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating Amazing place for curious minds, especially with kids. Apart from constant display, they have amazing rotation of exhibitions, live presentations all day long and special events. I would definitely recommend to get membership for this place. It's worth visiting a few times, and a member card makes it cheaper and easier. Omnimax theater is something one should check for sure, although contemporary Imax offers a better viewer's experience.

Gregory Chalenko - 14 days ago

4 Star Rating Good for kids, but not a lot to do for adults. Still, definitely take your kids here and expose them to science while they're young. They'll learn how to ask why, think critically, and they'll have a lot of fun playing with the hands on exhibits. There's some live animals, playground like environments where they can splash around in a bit of water or play with lasers.

Kit Fox - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating This place is the best. There are a lot of reviews that said that there were too many people: we took this to heart and went on a Wednesday. There were people but not very many. We took our kids: 6, 4, and 2 year old. They all had a great time with pretty much everything. The new kids areas (finished a few months ago) was one of a kind - it was a huge tree-house like structure that was just for kids. We have been to the Seattle, Portland, and now Vancouver science centers since the beginning of this year - and this one is by far the best. We were there for 6 hours and didn't actually see everything - the kids didn't want to leave (except the 2 year old who needed a nap). Even though the kids had a blast, I would have enjoyed the science center even without them. If we come back to Vancouver, we will definitely return here.

Brigg Turner - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating Amazing place! I really love it! Adults and kids can have so much fun here! Staff super friendly and always make your kids happy and be part of the experiments. Awesome!

Rodrigo Bastias - 1 month ago

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

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