Science World, Vancouver

4.1
#1 of 9 in Childrens Museums in British Columbia
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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  • We went here on a very cold clear day andWere pleasantly surprised we enjoyed it so much. It is though in our mind very expensive at $25 per adult. We did not do the optional extra cost add ons. There...  more »
  • Enjoy the changing exhibitions at this place. Trying out some of their experiments is a dream come true since it brings out the youth in me. Attended art exhibits at Science World on different occasio...  more »
  • If you are a curious person, you can spend a few hours out there. Now if you go with curious children, you will need to go back more often. A place to interact with the world of science.
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  • We loved science this visit! No complaints! Plenty of space to move around even when it's crazy busy. Easy to have even a double stroller with you walking around to see everything. Only thing that changed since my last visit was the 0-5 area. They have some pretty amazing stuff there now but...its so hard to see where the kids are. It used to be a bigger space and you could see your kids from almost any spot and they had a gate where kids could only exit with an adult which I loved! I love the upgraded area but wish it had better visibility and a gate again. ,
  • This place is incredible, not just for kids, but also for adults. It explains what happens on earth where we are standing. Many mechanical structure to show us how thing works. For kids, they can learn so many things by visiting this museum. There are also free playground outside the museum. The parking space is abundant but pricey. Burger restaurant can be found inside. Hope my photos explain the rest. Enjoy.
  • Always a great place for my 2 boys! They have always enjoyed returning here to see the standard displays but we keep coming back for the special exhibits. We saw the Pixar exhibit this time and my wife and u really enjoyed it. My sons, 6 and 4, were not as enthusiastic! I would estimate a good age to be over 10 but every child is different
  • Having lived/visited in Vancouver for 20+ years this was my first time here. Even though it is a must-visit destination especially for kids, but don't hold high expectations. It's looks really large and spacious from the exterior, but it was somewhat disappointing in terms of exhibits and activities. Entry price certainly isn't cheap, and requires additional fees for some activities. However, the facility is well maintained with clean spaces and washrooms.
  • Love coming here. Kids have a great time. It does get busy after lunch, recommend coming in the morning. Check out the shows at center stage and definitely check out the ken Spencer park outside - there are even shows outside too. If you have kids 8 and under, definitely worth getting a membership. As for parking, there is street parking available - along Main Street or smaller streets (national). But the ones on the bigger streets have a 2 hour limit.
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