• After Dark

    After Dark

Mix, mingle and have fun like a kid—without the kids

Join us after hours for exclusive adult-only programming. If you've ever wanted to explore our science centre with your friends and without the youngsters around, here's your chance. Our Science World After Dark adult evenings take place every 2 months, but we also host other adult events from time to time.

Check back often, or sign up for our Adult Evenings Newsletter, so you don't miss out!

Upcoming Events: August 21, October 16

Science World After Dark

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Join us after hours! Meet VFX animators from the team that worked on Jurassic World and explore the science centre in a 19+ atmosphere, including Ultimate Dinosaurs, our new feature exhibition.

Friday, August 21
7pm–10pm

Early Bird: $24* (+$6 for OMNIMAX)
Regular: $29 (+$6 for OMNIMAX)

Get tickets

Upgrade your ticket to include an After Dark-only showing of our OMNIMAX film, Dinosaurs Alive!, at 6pm.

*Available until Monday, August 10.

Special Presentation: Bringing Raptors Back From Extinction

Learn how Image Engine's Martyn Culpitt and Jeremy Mesana used the latest in computer graphics technology to bring Jurassic World's vicious velociraptors to life. From concept through to final render, you'll see how the raptor pack of Blue, Delta, Echo and Charlie were conceived and animated, adding a new realm of realism to the world of Jurassic Park.

Meet the Artists

Image Engine

Founded in Vancouver in 1995, Image Engine has built a strong reputation for producing top quality visual effects for film and high-end television. Nominated for an Academy Award for its work on Neill Blomkamp's District 9 in 2009, the studio has gone on to work on such high-profile productions as Elysium, CHAPPiE, Jurassic World, Game of Thrones and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Forthcoming releases include Point Break and Straight Outta Compton.

Jeremy Mesana
Animation Supervisor, Image Engine

Jeremy Mesana is an animation expert, with a great deal of experience that stretches across multiple studios. He has worked at Animal Logic, MPC, Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks on such films as Man of Steel and Sucker Punch. At Image Engine he has led the animation team on District 9,CHAPPiE and Jurassic World.

Martyn "Moose" Culpitt
VFX Supervisor, Image Engine

Image Engine's VFX Supervisor Martyn Culpitt has worked on many of Image Engine's most prominent projects, including White House Down, San Andreas and Jurassic World. Prior to Image Engine, Martyn worked on a great variety of films, including all entries into The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Event Schedule

6:00pm–7:00pmOMNIMAX film: Dinosaurs Alive!
7:00pm–9:00pmKen Spencer Science Park is open
7:00pm–9:30pmAirbrush Tattoos with Parks Canada
8:00pm–9:00pmBringing Raptors Back from Extinction
8:30pm–9:10pmScience Surprises Show

Additional Info

  • Doors open at 5:30pm for visitors with OMNIMAX tickets
  • Doors open at 6:30pm for those without
  • Dinner at Triple O's is available from 5:30pm–9pm (last order at 8:30pm)
     
  • Prices subject to tax.
  • This event is for guests 19+ only.
  • Photo ID required for entry.
  • Wine and Parallel 49 Beer will be sold.
  • All ticket sales are final.

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