Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver, British Columbia

1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Submitted by: Gina I.

What to do when your boyfriend is working and you're left in charge of his children? And your friend comes from Abbotsford with her kid? Right, Science World! Rainy day.. perfect idea right? WRONG. How awful of them to charge you full price when most of the 'exhibits' and areas are closed. Oh let's pay for the kids to play in Kidspace?? And the Dino exhibit? Cool looking dino's, but small and lame exhibit. So disappointed. In fact, I hope someone from Science World reads this. $57.00 for 2 kids and I. I could have, like, bought shoes! I wish I could get my money back. They should close it down until everything is opened properly, because I just can't fathom spending that amount of money again. Lame, Science ...

Submitted by: Mike K.

Some things to know about me before reading on:  I don't have small children and have been extremely spoiled in my life, living near one of the better science museums in the world. This place looks impressive from the outside, but upon entering the building my first impression was "Hmmm, not quite sure what the big deal is."  To be fair, it was undergoing major renovations so it may be a lot better once the renovations are complete. There are lots of hands-on activities for children here, but from an adult's perspective they seemed fairly outdated and some of them were even confusing to me (what does that say about me?).  The few that seemed pretty captivating had swarms of kids all over them, of course. I w...

Submitted by: Christine D.

What's the first thing you do when you are turned loose in Vancouver?  The answer - go to Science World.   Ok, maybe not, but this was kind of a fun diversion.  This was a quick jaunt from our hotel room and we went here (with everyone else) on a Saturday morning. They have a real interesting dinosaur exhibit and they have controls to let kids control the movements of the large dinosaurs.  I noticed this was quite hit most of the kids. They have an Imax theatre there as well.  There are also many puzzles for kids to figure out.  Lots of mathematical problems for them to solve. All in all for those of you that live in the Portland, Oregon area, the Oregon Museum of Science Industry has it over this place but ...

Submitted by: Kas D.

Eh. Meh. I've been many a time, however, today I was pretty disappointed. I don't remember the aquarium being so...well...lame? There was some games and puzzles which were ok. The dinosaur display was also "ok" (albeit somewhat disappointing). The Body Works room was seriously lacking. And the theater was playing Planet Earth (which I have at...

Submitted by: Toshi I.

We all received a discount since the center was being renovated so the 3rd floor is closed.  However, the place is very spread out.  I got to try some interesting exhibits like aging your face 20 years or so.  Downright scary.... Then I checked out the symetry of my face.  Images were doubled on each side.  My right side doubled resembled primitive cave woman.  My left side doubled looked like something out of Avatar! Around 3 pmish, there were hordes of school aged children pouring in, so we left in time.  Be sure to check out the IMAX theatre.  We missed the only showing but caught another freebie flick on natural disasters. There's a cute area for toddlers to play in and whole section on parasites.  Nice ...

Submitted by: Jennifer M.

Totally UN-Impressed!!!!  And just an FYI it is still under *MAJOR* construction.  We had to jump over puddles on the walk in, and inhale the toxic aroma of paint fumes just to get to the front entrance!   Also, we only had about an hour and a half to spend, (and my child is too young to enjoy any of the science stuff,) so we only went to the Kidspace area of Science World.  Therefore, my review is  completely about that area, and not anything having to do with any other part of the facility, (with the exception of the entrance, construction & parking.)   Admission was $14.25 for what I'd say is the equivalent of the play area in my local shopping mall.  :(  BIG sad face.  A miniature train that kids can ope...

Submitted by: Sandra T.

Although the center was currently under renovations when we visited and a lot of the exhibits were closed, we had SOOOOOOOO much fun! There was a lot to keep us adults occupied on the first floor.  There are about 5 - 6 tables of extremely (well, to us) challenging puzzles.  We could have spent all day there trying to solve the puzzles if we could.  There was also a stage with different shows/ demonstrations.  We came in time to catch the very last show of the day - a mix of demonstrations - smoke rings, firing of foam balls using air pressure, lighting things on fire, etc.  The guy running the show was young, energetic and very engaging.  The kids in the audience were laughing and having so much fun :) On t...

Submitted by: Michelle O.

Been a few years since I was there but the times...

Submitted by: Mandy C.

Disclaimer: I think more than half of this place was currently under renovation when we visited.  However, the silver dome thing was too irresistible to miss.   The exhibit being shown was Body Worlds.  I saw Bodies The Exhibition when it came to Seattle so I knew what to expect.  Body Worlds was smaller but interesting.  It makes you think and I felt a bit exhausted after emerging from it.  The kids seemed to have fun running around and I will mention that they have a giant cheeseburger in the play area.  It's random.   We ate at the only food joint inside, Triple O's, which is Canadian fast food.  It served its purpose but giving us sustenance but the highlight has to have been the poutine.  It's fast food...

Submitted by: Anne W.

I've been to this Science Centre a couple of times with my kids and we all agree. it's terrible. Embarrassingly terrible. Love the spherical building as it really stands out in an iconic way. Unfortunately, the exhibits/activities within don't live up to the architecture. The meager displays are often out of service which is a huge disappointment when you're paying full price to get in. There is only one room, imo, that is interesting/fun and that's Eureka. There is enough going on in that display to engage kids (and adults) for a good while. Too bad the rest of the building wasn't similarly thought out. I also think the price of admission should include the Omnimax show or, at the very least, provide a disc...

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