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H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver

Categories: Observatories, Science Museums, Museums
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2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Explore the universe at H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, dedicated to educating visitors on space exploration and planet Earth. Founded in 1968, the astronomy museum is housed in a distinctive building designed by architect Gerald Hamilton. Exhibits, games, and a program of activities will engage and educate you on our galaxy's many burning topics, such as the rings of Saturn, the role of satellites, and the night sky. Try to catch the live demonstration about rocket science. With our world travel planner, Vancouver attractions like H. R. MacMillan Space Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It was an interesting place to visit. Informative film on Blackholes was showing. Lots of space information. 
  • Having walked over the rather long Burrard Bridge I had hoped for more then what was on display. The price included a film/presentation (we opted for Black Holes) which was OK but not exceptional. 
  • When we saw there was a space center on a map of the city we thought it would be a lot bigger than it actually was. The museum is nice but very small and more geared towards kids than adults. They hav...  read more »
  • Very outdated. Not much to see in the exhibition room. The shows are ok, but not on par with what's being produced on documentary channels these days. Basic info geared towards kids. Experiment lab was just ok too. My 6 year old loved the whole experience more than me. I'd say it's a good place to take kids so they can get a better understanding of cosmos.
  • Great show, the visuals were cool but the presenter was more entertaining with her witty humour and one liners.
  • Having just been to Washington DC and going into all the Smithsonion museuns free of charge, I feel this museum is a bit pricey for what there is to see,do and read. It seems mostly geared towards children and some of the facts were out of date. The planetarium was, however, very good.
  • Very outdated - fairly pricey for the half an hour I spent there. Very kid friendly but it's nowhere near worth the money in its current state.
  • Very outdated, husband says it's changed little from when he was a kid. Lots of the exhibits were out of order. The ones that were working, hardly did and one was even missing lol. We spent 15 minutes in the main area, and we were done. The kids hung out most of the time at the Lego table, had I known that we would have saved the $50 and played with our stuff at home. The shows were nice, the only redeeming quality of the Space Center. All the staff were amazing, and helpful. It would be awesome if they upgraded themselves, as we won't be returning.
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