Science World

Science World, Vancouver: Hours, Address, Science World Reviews: 4/5

Science World
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Science Museums • Children'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
Address
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
Popular mentions

4.0
1,393 reviews
Excellent
695
Very good
447
Average
169
Poor
50
Terrible
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Scott M
13 contributions
Good For A Rainy Day
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
Awesome hands on activities!
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, Canada1,657 contributions
Grandson Approved!!
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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Coco
Vancouver, Canada59 contributions
They are doing their best to operate during this pandemic
Nov. 2020
I was quite happy how they are operating during this pandemic. Although some exhibitions are closed, they remain opened most of the things kids usually enjoy.

It is not packed like before pandemic so kid can play longer without lining up.
Written November 18, 2020
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l0ve2travel93
London, UK180 contributions
Cool cinema
Mar. 2020 • Couples
In the top of science world there is a big screen where you can watch various movies throughout the day. It is roughly $12 for a ticket (no tax & check website) and you don't need to buy additional entry to science world for this experience but you can if you want and I think this gives you some discount.

We went to see the one about natures world and being wild and free. It was cool to see the animals on the big screen and the film lasted about 45mins. Good rainy day experience.
Written March 9, 2020
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Unknown_Traveler
Everett, WA470 contributions
Five hours of fun
Feb. 2020
I'm not sure who enjoyed this place more, my wife and I or our nephews and their mom and dad. So much to see and do for all ages. Great exhibits on physics, sound, water, health. Well worth the price of admission. We didn't even take in any of the demonstrations/shows.
Written February 21, 2020
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jenswatt
nanaimo40 contributions
Second visit, just not worth it
Aug. 2019 • Family
The first time we went to science world, we found it interesting, so when we saw that they had changed up themes. We decided to go check it out again. Not worth it. Pricey especially for a family and not that different. A few things broken. If you want to see the new display area, you have to pay more and nit really geared to kids. We tried to make a day of it, but kids were done after only a few hours. Will not be back
Written January 27, 2020
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Bryn Heather Johnson
Draper, UT145 contributions
Hands On for Kids
Oct. 2019
This is a fun science museum for younger kids. I took my teen because it was cold and rainy and we wanted to be inside. Pretty much everything was hands on which was really nice. They had a little fast food area if you got hungry.
Written January 25, 2020
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Mike Jones
1 contribution
Children’s Science Center
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Although this place is described as “for all ages” in reality it’s heavily geared for the 2-12 years age group, much more so than most science museums I have visited. The kids were certainly having a great time, so they’re doing that right, just be warned if your a solo adult you may feel as if you are invading the tiny tot playground.
Written January 12, 2020
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Michelle O
Humboldt, Canada9 contributions
Wonder
Jan. 2020 • Family
Had a great time, especially our youngest in wonder zone and 7yo in water area. It was atrociously busy between Christmas and New Years. Dogs and Cats exhibit was pretty pointless unless it’s a really specific interest.
Written January 2, 2020
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Science World is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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