Past Exhibitions

The Science Behind Pixar


Take a peek into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of your most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar, presented locally by White Spot restaurants. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. 

With more than 40 interactive elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an insider’s look at the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams and come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL·E!

This exhibition was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

The Science Of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's logo


January 25, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Prepare for an incredible journey through the curious collections of Mr. Ripley, the explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered. Explore the collections for yourself and learn the science behind the most extreme animals to have ever lived, dive into the complexities of human biology and marvel at the seemingly impossible collection of remarkable objects. 

Get hands on with some amazing artifacts, take a wander through a model of the world's largest snake and see how you measure up to the world's tallest person. You might even discover a new dinosaur! 

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! welcomes visitors to explore the wonders of science and nature through themed zones, including:

Extreme Biology: Feel dwarfed by some of the world’s largest organisms and invaded by some of the smallest—discover the science behind our planet’s most extreme biology.

The Wonderful World of Ripley: Discover the extraordinary world of Mr. Robert Ripley, an adventurer who travelled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered.

Weird World—Past and Present: From geological formations such as gigantic mineral crystals, to exploding killer lakes, uncover the scientific explanation behind every wonder of the natural world.

Cultural Practices: Celebrate the diversity of our world and explore body modification techniques practiced by different cultures around the world. Learn more about the science of how these changes affect the functioning of the human body

Math Moves

math moves

Math Moves! provides over twenty unique interactives to stimulate mathematical imagination and build math muscle in students of all ages. The exhibition encourages students to use their body and gestures in a collaborative approach to problem solving. From adjusting ingredients in recipes to planning a household budget, an understanding of ratios and proportion are constants in every day life. Enacting math can be a powerful tool for discovery, free-choice investigation and personal meaning-making. September 23, 2017-Jan 7, 2018

Made In Canada

Celebrate Canadian creativity and innovation, with Science World’s original exhibition, Made in Canada, presented by YVR — where you drive the creative process! Get hands-on and build the fastest bobsled, construct a stunning piece of Vancouver architecture and create your own Canadian sound mashup, to share with friends.

Vote for your favourite Canadian inventions and test fly a plane of your design. Discover famous (and not-so-famous, but super neat) Canadian inventions. Learn about amazing, local innovations like robots that teach themselves, one-person electric cars and a computer that uses parallel universes.

Imagine what you can create here, eh!!

April 21–September 4



Innovation Festival

From January 19 to February 3, 2017, Science World and Innovation150 are organizing a city-wide celebration of Canada’s innovative past, present and future for our country’s 150th anniversary.

Innovation Festival: Vancouver offers exciting exhibitions, events and activities for youth and families. Check out the great events happening at TELUS World of Science and in your community.




QUANTUM: The Exhibition


January 19–February 26, 2017

Quantum information technologies are poised to once again transform how we live, work and play. Created by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, QUANTUM: The Exhibition is the first-ever travelling show on quantum information science and technology. Visitors will explore how researchers are merging quantum mechanics and information technology to create the technologies that will revolutionize and redefine the 21st century—and how many Canadian researchers are leading the way.

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Zoom into Nano

Zoom Into Nano

September 24, 2016–January 2, 2017

Zoom into Nano explores the world of nanoscience—a world that is too small to see with the naked eye. Nanoscience and engineering explore methods of manipulating materials on the molecular scale to create very, very small structures and devices. The exhibition lets you zoom into tiny structures and devices to see the amazing beauty of natural and manmade objects. Immerse yourself in models of atoms and molecules that are enlarged to 100 million times their actual size and check out the full body interactives!

Advances in nanotechnology are likely to change the way we design and fabricate almost everything—from faster computers and stain-repellent clothing, to new medicines to treat diseases and technologies that are beyond our wildest imaginations.

Top Secret: License to Spy

May 7–September 5, 2016

Jump into the role of a secret agent and discover the science behind high-tech espionage as you uncover facts, investigate leads and track down enemy agents.

One of these six suspects has stolen the world’s most advanced computer chip!

Julian Tremble
International Playboy and double agent

Professor Iwanda Wye
Creator of the Quantum Computer Chip

Dr Lee Li Li
Technology specialist and colleague of Dr Wye

Big Bovver
International cat burglar and con artist

Chris Nikalott
Computer hacking expert

Dr Marjorie Dawe
Professor Wye's chief rival

Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Pick up your Spy File clue card at the entrance to the exhibition and gather clues and evidence on each of the suspects.  Decrypt hidden messages in the code room, listen in on conversations using phone taps and laser listening devices, even try cracking passwords and breaking in to a locked safe of evidence.

Once you have cracked the case, visit Q’s Laboratory and try to locate the hidden cameras and microphones, try disguising your face and voice and see if you can navigate your way through the treacherous Laser Maze.

Red Bull Stratos

January 23–April 26, 2016

Red Bull Stratos centres on the science and technology that made Felix Baumgartner’s 39,000-metre, record-breaking free-fall jump possible. Featuring the actual capsule and space suit Felix used, this exhibit dives into many topics including: engineering, innovation, space science, the science of motion, human physiology and the study of the human body in space under extreme conditions. The data collected from the Stratos project furthered the development of space agency protocols for exposure to high altitude and supersonic acceleration and deceleration.

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

October 3, 2015—March 28, 2016

BODY WORLDS creator and anatomist, Dr Gunther von Hagens takes you on an anatomical safari with ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. As you explore this captivating exhibition, you will experience the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures.

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT contains more than 100 specimens that have been painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr von Hagens. Students will be able to examine the anatomical intricacies of familiar and exotic animals like giraffes, camels and octopuses. This exhibition is an unforgettable way for students to learn about animal science

Ultimate Dinosaurs

May 30–September 7, 2015

Meet T. Rex’s bigger, badder cousin in an exhibition that highlights the unique dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere. Step into the role of a paleontologist and be a part of the story that took millions of years to write.

Not your typical dinosaur exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs introduces you to new and unique dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar. The exhibition combines rarely seen specimens with augmented reality technology that transforms full-scale dinosaurs into flesh-covered animated beasts right before your eyes.

Save on admission: visit a participating White Spot restaurant in the Lower Mainland from June 1–August 30 and order a "Kids Dinosaur Pak" to receive a free child coupon to explore our feature exhibition. Available while quantities last.


Science World Animation

This feature exhibition opens Saturday, February 7, 2014 and runs until Sunday, April 26, 2014.

Explore how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of animation. In Animation’s stimulating and fun environment, visitors will explore the process of animation from concept to finished product—from storyboarding, character design and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colourful backdrop to the exhibition, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

Animation was developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in collaboration with Cartoon Network and partially funded by The Paul G Allen Family Foundation.  and © 2014 Cartoon Network. All rights reserved.

LIGHT: Illuminating Science & Art

LIGHT: Illuminating Science & Art

On now, until Sunday, January 4, 2015

LIGHT is Science World’s latest feature exhibition at TELUS World of Science. Each installation in the gallery space offers up a unique perspective on one of the many facets of light and explores it through the lenses of the abstract, the scientific and the beautiful. The exhibition showcases a series of works from local and international artists and scientists and provides visitors with the opportunity to investigate light phenomena through interactive exhibits.

Through the eyes of scientists and artists, discover the beauty, complexity and intensity of one of life’s most compelling subjects. Explore a fusion of art installations and technological creations and experience light as you’ve never seen it before.​

Science of Sports

Science World feature exhibition, Science of Sports

May 31, 2014–September 1, 2014: Step into the shoes of an athlete and test your skills in challenges from all across the wide world of sports. Discover what it takes to be a pro and how health, fitness and technology can make you stronger, swifter and smarter.

LEGO® Travel Adventure

February 1–May 6, 2014: Create extraordinary vehicles to get where you want to go by travelling over land, sea and air in this transportation-inspired exhibition. Build with LEGO® bricks and explore some amazing pre-made creations. Where will you go?


October 12, 2013–January 5, 2014: Come and explore the technology, creativity and craft behind modern pop songs in this new, original exhibition that offers unique, fun and inspirational experiences around the writing, recording and performing of music.

The focus of the exhibition is on creativity and the use of modern technology in understanding and experiencing what it takes to create music. Discover the science and engineering behind musical instruments and music technology through hands-on exhibits and programming. Our goal is to inspire teens, young adults and families to create their own music and explore the connections between music, creativity, science, technology and the brain.

For the first time in our history, Science World has teamed up with community partners and music industry leaders to make this exhibition a reality. Roland Canada and its corporate partners are supplying music-related technology and equipment. Nimbus School of Recording Arts, Music BC, Tom Lee Music, Invoke Media, Macklam and Feldman Management, Watchdog Management and Fritzworks Printing are a few of the other partners that have come on board to help design, create and participate in this exhibition completely built from scratch at TELUS World of Science.

AMPED is proud to be featuring the music of HEDLEY and Hey Ocean!


Check out the awesome sounds visitors are creating inside AMPED:

AMPED SoundCloud


The Science of Sexuality

May 18–September 2, 2013
The Science of Sexuality. Discover human connections: the expressions and passions of young attraction.

This self-guided exhibition explores the different stages of human sexual development from conception to body transformations that lead to first love, to the discovery of attraction, seduction, desire and intimacy. By presenting a positive image of sexuality and exploring what science has revealed about the topic, the exhibition hopes to provide visitors with enough information on the many issues of sexuality to make enlightened and responsible decisions.


Recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Science of Sexuality features Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition, created by the Montreal Science Centre.

Creativity in Motion: Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys

February 1–September 2, 2013. 
Looking at a simple teapot, Steve Gerberich sees a face, ready for the addition of eyes made of nuts and bolts. In his hands, the hood of a bright red lawnmower becomes the body of a razor-jawed sea creature. By pushing buttons and turning cranks, Gerberich invites audiences to set his works in motion.

Enter the mind of a creative genius where everyday household items come to life through the wonders of art and science. Featuring over 25 installations, artist Steve Gerberich’s exhibition explores scientific principles in the most artfully creative ways imaginable.

Press a button or crank a wheel, and with a whirring hum, watch as sculptures come to life. A flock of decoy geese flap overhead with open suitcase wings. A wooden cow with hooves clad in high-top sneakers is milked endlessly by an over-enterprising farmer.

Constructed from materials such as: old machine parts, kitchen utensils, pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys, and carnival figurines, this highly entertaining exhibit offers museum-goers a unique way to interact with contemporary sculpture and explore the principles of simple mechanical motion.