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 4.4 out of 5

5 Star Rating Great for toddlers and up. Hours of activities and fun. Weekends are understandably busy but still a lot of fun. Weekdays are great if you can do it. Much less people there. You can buy food inside or pack snacks to bring in.

Aisha and Michael - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place. Went with a couple of friends and we were completely blown away. I didn't grow up in Vancouver (or North America, for that matter) and we never had anything like that back home. Which is a shame, one's interest in STEM and surroundings should be encouraged from early age and Science World does an excellent job in that. It's definitely more suited for kids, but most adults will find it interesting nonetheless! They also have a cute little bookshop worth checking out and a massive theatre.

Yana Zu - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Science World is Not For Profit organization that specializes in the education of the public on Scientific topics. They have several permanent galleries as well as a rotating gallery that changes every few months. The staff are cheerful and happy to have discussions with you. They also have "Science Shows" nearly every hour when they're open. I recommend the Electricity Show!

Jeff Bale - 13 days ago

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

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