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“Not worth the price of admission!”
Review of Science World

Science World
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US$38.02*
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Ranked #41 of 368 things to do in Vancouver
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Science World at TELUS World of Science ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX(R) Theatre. Fun for all ages, Science World is sure to jumpstart your imagination.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Went to Science World on April 4, 2012 and was very disappointed. One Third of the exhibits were not working and those that were looked old and worn. The renovations did not seem to make a big impact ... same old stuff. There was not a lot of staff around to interact with. The one thing we did enjoy was the magician. He was very engaging!

The admission fee is too expensive and if you want to see one of hte movies you have to pay an addition $5.50. The Vancouver Aquarium admission is less and you do not have to pay extra for any of the performances or the 4D show.

We will not be coming back ...

5  Thank T K
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I have a four year old and we were looking for something fun to do so we went to Science world. We had lots of fun and learned a lot.
The price was pretty steep though. Luckily we had a coupon to get one adult in for free or it would have been a $85 dollar day for the three of us.

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is absolutely a great experience for kids of all ages. Currently they have Dinsaour World, which the kids just loved (although might be a bit scary for the wee ones), and Lego - great for kids of all ages, plus all the usual attractions. It is very hands on, which the kids just love - it makes learning such fun!
It is nice too, that they have a lunch room, where you can go eat your own packed in lunch and snacks, rather than relying on the purchased food, although that it also available, if you choose.
We spent over four hours there, and the kids wanted to stay longer.
A word of caution, go eary in the day, as it does get crowded in the afternoon.

Thank Kathleen N
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We went to Science World with our two nine-year old daughters - had taken them once earlier when they were quite a bit younger. It was during spring break and was VERY crowded. I was surprised at how expensive it was (~$115 for the four of us, including one IMAX movie). The kids found it fairly interesting but nothing spectacular. We went to the Vancouver Aquarium the next day and enjoyed that much more. Now that we've gone, I don't think we'll be going again for quite a while.

Thank CanWaldo
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Crowded and chaotic because of spring break, it was still an excellent day. We saw everything with our 11 year old son and spent about 5 hours there. Many places for tired parents to sit and rest while the kids explore. Divided nicely into sections and rooms so we could tell our son to stay in this section and know that he was okay. He loved the vacuum tube maze shooting balls around the room! The OmniMax Theatre was great (hint: get a seat as high up as possible...we were too far down and our necks got tired) We would definitely go again. (another hint: take your membership card from your hometown science centre for free admission here & check prices-it might be cheaper to get a membership locally than pay for one day here)

Thank Darin J
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