Anyone else ready to shout from the rooftops with glee that Science World is once again open to the public? While I love Science World at any time of the year, the geodesic dome is a must-do activity, for our family, during the rainy winter months. Without a doubt the Science World experience is currently different (thanks to good ol’ COVID), but the science-minded individuals running this beloved Vancouver-attraction have done an excellent job of ensuring your experience is as “normal” as possible. To read more about the COVID-protocols at Science World, please click here.
When visiting Science World, please remember that masks are mandatory for everyone aged 6 years and older. Unfortunately OMIMAX is closed, but rest assured the vast majority of Science World’s attractions are awaiting your visit.
The incredibly popular Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO has been held over until January 2021. Get ready to be wowed by 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers all created from LEGO. Built on a scale of 1:200, and with stunning attention to detail, the LEGO towers offer visitors a birds’-eye view of some of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world. As we all know, Science World’s primary focus is to inspire kids in science, so rest assured there is LEGO available for the kids to create their own “tower of tomorrow”.
Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Body Works gets kids (and adults) interested in how their body functions. From understanding how microscopic chromosomes contribute to genetic diversity, to learning about how scientists are developing DNA maps, there’s fascinating body-science positively oozing all over the place.
When my boys were little, I knew to ALWAYS pack a change of clothes when we visited Science World. Hours upon hours were spent splashing in the water in the Eureka! exhibit. But Eureka! isn’t just for the little kids – with pneumatic tubes, the plasma ball, parachute launcher, musical stepping stones, and much more, this exhibit will keep everyone in the family engaged.
Wanting a bit of fresh air? Pop outside and explore the Ken Spencer Science Park. Explore the sensory bed, learn how your sustainable choices make a true impact, and catch a show on the outdoor stage. Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to the incredibly friendly chickens. Please note the Ken Spencer Science Park will close for the season on November 1.
This is super cool! Science World is home to the second-most-complete T Rex fossil in the world! You can visit STAN T.rex (who’s 65 million years old) at Search. He’s hanging out with his buddies, the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and a few stick insects. Be sure to take time to touch a 1,000 year old tree and climb into a beaver’s den.
Get ready for your eyes to play tricks on you! At the various puzzle tables tax your brain with determining the answer to a seemingly simple question: is the line you’re looking at straight or curved? And have you been successful with the T Time puzzle? All you have to do is make a capital letter T out of four shapes. How hard could that possibly be?!?
Tinker-ers and fidget-ers welcome! This space is for you. Solve problems, make new things from existing parts, create something cool, and above all, learn through experimentation and making mistakes. Take advantage of the thousands of wooden KEVA blocks just begging to be stacked into a new creation.
Science World’s live shows are packed full of family-friendly entertainment, learning, and science! The shows are 10 minutes in duration and occur 3 times each hour at one of the 3 stages (Peter Brown Family Stage, Ken Spencer Science Park Outdoor Stage, Science Theatre).
If you have a daughter who is 11-13 years of age, Science World’s Girls And STEAM workshop on November 7 is definitely worth checking out. This online event offers an action-packed day of workshops, mentorship, and keynote speakers from professionals who are making incredible contributions in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and design, and Math (STEAM). Right now I’m wishing I was a much younger version of myself, because the lucky attendees of the November 7th workshop have the most amazing keynote speaker: Dr Bonnie Henry! BC’s provincial health officer, who has been the face and decision-maker for BC’s handling of COVID-19, is lauded the world over for her experience, expertise, and humanity. What an inspiration for young science-minded girls to listen to first hand.
Registration for the November 7th Girls and STEAM workshop must be done online.
Dates: September 14 – October 31, 2020 (closed Monday – Wednesday, except holidays)
Times: 10am – 5pm (9:30am for members)
Address: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.