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

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

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

Phone: (604) 443-7440

Official Website: Telus Science World

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.


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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Overall Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 190 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating Great time with the family. Got a year pass and we enjoyed going many times. The main parking is often difficult to get a spot, so I tend to use the pay parking that is across the street, next to the McDonald's. Easy enough to cross the street, and you don't have to fight to get a spot

Nick Cullen - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating We've been going here once a week for the last few years. My kids love this place. It's a great place to go when it's raining witch happens quite a bit in this city. Tip: if you get there early and ask nicely, they might take out the snakes or the turtle.

Tomer Goldenberg - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Glad to have a place like this in Vancouver. There's something for all ages here. Lots of activities to explore. Some of the exhibits are really old, bit they are always updating other areas. Has one of the few IMAX theatres in Vancouver.

Josh Kho - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating Going back, I was filled with nostalgia and excitement - that feeling was short lived. Unless you go to the after hours event, be prepared to be surrounded by loud children who sometimes push you out of the way from whatever it is you're interacting with. Kid Space is a successful free daycare - seating is available for moms or nannies to play on their phones or chat while their kids play on the designated equipment. Basically, if you don't have kids or dislike loud places, try their after hours events. If you do have kids but want them to remain occupied while you Pinterest, Science World is for you.

Melanie Tan - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating This place is totally incredible! It is a children's fun museum on steriods. The steriods part is that there were so many live shows throughout the day on centre stage (Chemistry, Electricity, Illusion, Balloon etc) that we just couldn't watch them all. If you have kids, this place is hands down the best attraction in Vancouver, period. I went to some other touted tourist attractions recommended by the other travel sites and none other comes close. None of the travel sites I saw put the Science World in the top 5. IMHO, this should have been number 1 on every list.

Chok Sheak Lau - 2 months ago


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

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