Science World
Science Museums • Children's Museums
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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
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Science World ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX Theatre.
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2-3 hours
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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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briggscampbell
Denver, CO135 contributions
Oct. 2022
They could have done so much with this and it just was not executed that well. They need to improve their attractions.
Written November 22, 2022
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Bryan C
Edmonton, Canada5 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
This is a great place if you have little kids, but otherwise I would not go. There are very few things to see or do for adults. Almost everything is set up for small children to do or learn from.
Written November 12, 2022
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Laura N
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
This is an ok science Center. It’s small but the interactive exhibits mostly work and the Center overall was clean and in good condition. Compared to other science Centers it is overpriced for its size and amount of exhibits. Parking is also limited but we found a nearby garage with pay parking spots available.
Written September 4, 2022
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Pooya S
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Family
While the place has good scientific activities they are only suitable for young children and is a waste of time for people who paid good attention in their science lessons
Written July 17, 2022
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SGG2013
Tiny, Canada55 contributions
Dec. 2021
I was worried my 11 and 14-year-olds would be too old for this but they loved it! We spent about 3 hours here and they didn't want to leave. Lots of different activities to get your brain working. This was a highlight of our time in Vancouver.
Written January 29, 2022
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Grzegorz K
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
Jan. 2022
Went with my two teenagers and a 6-yo daughter. Many interactive activities - everybody will find sth interesting. We all had a great time playing with different puzzles and learning at the same time.
Spent there almost 4 hours.

Missed a bit things related to cosmos and space exploration.
Written January 5, 2022
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,260 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
Granted there were lots of fun things to do but many auditorium seats were not available due to covid or were just broke and in disrepair. The broken ines should be switched out for the covid ones. Some exhibits were also in disrepair. We however did enjoy having a dry harbor out of the rain. A bit expensive for what was offered in exhibition space.
Written November 27, 2021
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Scott M
41 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We had not intended on going here during our visit, but it was raining and we needed something to do with the kids (12 & 10). Parking is limited and you'll have to pay. Once inside, there are tons on activities for the kids, however I'd say that this place is meant for younger children. It's too childish for teenagers. All in all, a decent spot for a rainy day.
Written August 11, 2021
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crispyhiking
Sherbrooke, Canada78 contributions
Aug. 2021
Really enjoyed our time here with our teens, they have TONS of hands on activities (and hand sanitizer haha), which makes it interesting for all to participate.
Written August 11, 2021
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Ed N
Delta, Canada1,834 contributions
Mar. 2021
My 3 year old grandson just loved this attraction, it was a major effort on the part of his parents to take him home for his nap. He loved the Eureka section the best with the different air cannons and water activities. My wife and I really enjoyed seeing how much fun children can have here. So many activities exist for children of all age groups. If you have not been for a while, then its time to come again.
Written March 18, 2021
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SCIENCE WORLD (Vancouver) - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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Science World is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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