Science World, Vancouver

For a fun and educational experience, visit Science World. Established in 1977, the museum is contained in a geodesic dome designed by Bruno Freschi and reminiscent of the works of Buckminster Fuller. Take part in science demonstrations and interactive displays, view artwork, seek out the kids' area, or take in a show at the science theater. The museum contains galleries about physics, the environment, and anthropology. In the OMNIMAX theater, you can see movie on the largest dome screen in the world. Use our Vancouver trip planner to add Science World and other attractions to your Vancouver vacation plans.
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  • This is by far one of the best science museums I've visited. Huge amount of hands on activities as well as excellent exhibitions.  more »
  • This place is great for kids, especially kids between 4 to 8 years old. We usually spend 3 hours here. So many different areas filled with activities, challenges, games. Have to keep an eye on your ki...  more »
  • On of the best places I’ve ever taken my kids to. My youngest (2) literally cried when the museum closed at 5pm and we got kicked out. Plenty of hands on things to do. The ripleys believe it or not ex...  more »
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  • When I first went here I was thinking it was too expensive, but after being inside I think it is a hundred percent worth it. All staff members I encountered were courteous, friendly, and helpful. They have so many interactive features, I could be spent all day there. They had Ripley's Believe it or Not as the feature exhibit. It was cool. My son loved playing with the water features. 5/7 Will for sure go back. Also would be fun without kids.
  • I thoroughly enjoy science, both theoretical and practical. The ideas behind the displays and interactive materials are great. The only thing is that they are strongly oriented towards younger children. It's great to see the excitement and joy on the children's faces while they explore new knowledge. I'd just prefer a more adult touch. Also, $24 per adult seems a bit much.
  • This rating is only for the kids play area. I haven't really gone elsewhere. So happy the new floor for the water area is not slippery and doesn't flood anymore..thank you! Love they give waterproof bibs to wear. The climbing area is super fun and awesome. So happy they allows kids to wear shoes on there now. Has clean Change room and washrooms. Fun places for kids to explore
  • I love the exhibits. I’ve been to two of the adult nights, worth going once! There’s always something to learn. It’s beautiful outside. A must see when visiting. Easy to get to by transit and close to other attractions. Plenty of places to eat nearby as well. Views of False Creek are always breathtaking.
  • Do you have kids? Were you once a kid? Heck, are you human? If so, you'll love this place. They have great exhibits for adults and kids alike. As long as you don't tell your kids it is more educational than school, they'll love it too!
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