Science World
Science World
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Science MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Science World ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX Theatre.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row' might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant, stylish hotspot with a view. Its youthful vibe owes to the many young families and young professionals who live there, bolstering nightlife and restaurant variety along its cobbled streets. It is the flagship neighbourhood for modern revitalization, and the It-Spot for boutique hotels and modish eats.
How to get there
  • Main St–Science World[e] • 3 min walk
  • Pacific Central Station • 6 min walk
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  • on_the_go_98765
    18,350 contributions
    There's an outdoor aspect to Science World, too
    Our False Creek Ferry stop here was an unexpected delight. Not really knowing what to expect, this was therefore an area we have neglected to explore in the past. Glad we did this time! The outdoor displays were so imaginative and instructive. The giant dinosaur made out of construction debris is incredible. And the interactive water display entertained children of all ages. Curiosity knows no bounds. One display shows how the layers of bedrock, etc. would now be transformed with the advent of our discards. The sheer beauty of the sphere adds so much to the False Creek views. Loved it! There are a couple of parks around the central building at Science World; one is large enough for festivals (like one in progress) and another more refined and confined.
    Visited August 2022
    Written February 7, 2023
  • Emma
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom21 contributions
    Fun for all ages
    We went as a family of five, me and my husband, my parents and my 3yr old son and we were all entertained and enjoyed Science World. Easy to get to via the ferries in the creek and reasonable entrance there were lots of different interactive things to do that everyone could get involved with. My son particularly enjoyed the water/ball activities and had great fun. I wish there was something like this back where I live as I would for sure get annual membership if I lived in Vancouver. Clean and spacious inside, we had a great afternoon playing.
    Visited May 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Paul J
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom322 contributions
    Unless you have small kids this will take 45 minutes at most
    Prices are quite punchy and it’s very much for small kids. We went and quickly realised this isn’t for older kids / adults. It’s not near anything else and, whilst we enjoyed some of the less hands on exhibits, probably not worth travelling to as a destination in itself.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Robert D
    2,683 contributions
    New use for Expo Centre
    I enjoyed my visit to Science World. It was nice to see the Expo '86 grounds put to good use. They had a temporary exhibit "Challenging the Deep" about Canadian James Cameron's deep underwater explorations. That exhibit featured both artifacts as well as short films about his exploration. (It was especially poignant as I viewed the exhibit shortly after the submersible disaster in which five people lost their lives exploring the remains of the Titanic.) Most of the permanent exhibits are hands on. These exhibits and the live science demonstrations are aimed at a younger audience. But adults can find things to explore as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 20, 2023
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Christinia J
6 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
A really fun place to go with any age! Our kids are 6-10 and there was something for everyone, including parents.
Written November 26, 2023
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breggie
Asheville, NC842 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Two hours for adults is plenty, took in two live shows and experimented on the numerous gizmos and exhibits that are mostly hands on. Pricey but justified due to its size and scope.
Written September 21, 2023
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karl s
3 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Guest services is rude and unhelpful.
Staff is unaware of promotion that are advertised.

Staff in the toddler’s section are not controlling the flow of people going in and out, it was way overcrowded.
From a health and safety perspective this is unacceptable.
People was going in through the exit door and staff stood by and just watched.

It definitely seems that staff need to learn how to approach people and do a course on crowd management control.
Written August 23, 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,683 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit to Science World. It was nice to see the Expo '86 grounds put to good use. They had a temporary exhibit "Challenging the Deep" about Canadian James Cameron's deep underwater explorations. That exhibit featured both artifacts as well as short films about his exploration. (It was especially poignant as I viewed the exhibit shortly after the submersible disaster in which five people lost their lives exploring the remains of the Titanic.) Most of the permanent exhibits are hands on. These exhibits and the live science demonstrations are aimed at a younger audience. But adults can find things to explore as well.
Written July 20, 2023
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Paul J
Bishops Stortford, UK322 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Prices are quite punchy and it’s very much for small kids.

We went and quickly realised this isn’t for older kids / adults. It’s not near anything else and, whilst we enjoyed some of the less hands on exhibits, probably not worth travelling to as a destination in itself.
Written July 7, 2023
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Hope
26 contributions
Jun. 2023
I took my children to Science World for the first time and was thoroughly disgusted that, within minutes of arriving, my 9 year old son stumbled upon a photo depicting nude adults in leather wrapped belts at a parade. This has NO PLACE in a children’s museum. Ever. Frankly, I think it’s abusive of them to place that in their path. Meanwhile, my daughter found a pink hat that was used in certain protests (I'm not permitted to describe the hat on trip adviser as it is flagged language) and a description of what that meant.
Secondly, their exhibit on human reproduction was distasteful and encouraged kids to consider engaging in these practices at age 16.
Other exhibits were fun so it’s disappointing that they decide to step away from science and into child abuse. I will definitely not be returning.
Written June 27, 2023
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Ott0
Texas202 contributions
Jun. 2023
Science World is filled with fun, educational, hands-on exhibits in biology, chemistry, physics, and more. The exhibits are entertaining to young children, but the scientific principles are thought provoking (and fun) to teenagers and adults.
Written June 22, 2023
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Emma
Portsmouth, UK21 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We went as a family of five, me and my husband, my parents and my 3yr old son and we were all entertained and enjoyed Science World. Easy to get to via the ferries in the creek and reasonable entrance there were lots of different interactive things to do that everyone could get involved with. My son particularly enjoyed the water/ball activities and had great fun. I wish there was something like this back where I live as I would for sure get annual membership if I lived in Vancouver. Clean and spacious inside, we had a great afternoon playing.
Written April 9, 2023
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bill b
2 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Solo
Attempted to purchase a gift card online to be shipped online to the recipient.
Science World cannot do this. I know there is science and technology available to facilitate this type of transaction.
Somewhat ironic that a "science" facility cannot master this.
A previous visit was excellent for kids!
Written March 24, 2023
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DamofromtheGC
Gold Coast, Australia73 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Solo
This was disappointing as an adult. I can see the attraction for children. As an Australian was hoping it was like Questacon. Unfortunately many displays were out of order . Normally I am interested by these sort of venues/experiences, but on this occasion I would suggest money and time better spent exploring elsewhere.
Written February 15, 2023
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