HR Macmillan Space Centre, Vancouver

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#4 of 9 in Childrens Museums in British Columbia
Explore the universe at HR 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. By using our Vancouver tour planner , you can arrange your visit to HR Macmillan Space Centre and other attractions in Vancouver.
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  • After having numerous visits to the aquarium, space world and other fun learning institutions in Vancouver I had high hopes for this one. The cost to get in is close to how much it costs to get into t...  more »
  • This is a very dated attraction and not worth the admission price. After you have done a show at the planetarium (1 hour) and live show (20 minutes) the rest of the centre can be done in under 30 minu...  more »
  • Really small place, barely a museum, the only original and interesting thing is a device showing particles in live. The planetarium is not worth the price as you’ll have very low resolution artificial...  more »
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  • Great museum for families with kids from 7 or so. The space show was amazing and surprisingly long, about 40 minutes. The actual museum section is a bit smaller than I expected, but they combined well the entertainment and the information.
  • Very Small, a lot of broken/ out of order displays. Both of the shows were interesting with the star theatre show (The Universe) was almost worth the cost of admission. The planetarium also seems to share the space with the Museum of Vancouver, which I found odd, it would be nice to see more space allotted for the planetarium exhibits.
  • I've been to 2 after hour events for adults & they've been really fun & interesting. I do wish more of the displays worked & there was more to do there. But the planetarium talks & trivia games were fun & I learned a lot.
  • Nice little spot for those who love science and space. Lots of shows and activities throughout the day to keep you busy, and I went on a Sunday in the morning which I thought was great because it wasn't crowded at all.
  • Went with high expectations and an open mind but was terribly disappointed. To many out of order displays and lack of staff. "The Universe" show was advertised as a Show but it was Not. More of a spoken work Documentary geared to preteens. My 11 year old was falling asleep due to the monotone speaking. Sorry guys but this was my Last visit. Scott

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