Special Events and Activities

Experience Nikon's Small World art display, a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

On display now.

Join us for another year of BC Green Games! Teams document and share their green stories, win prizes, and celebrate their green achievements with schools across the province!

Register your team today!

We are holding a Sensory Friendly Morning for families living with autism or sensory processing differences.

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 8:00am–10:00am
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

UPDATE: Due to illness, Lee Tockar has had to cancel his appearance this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Before the animation can begin, talented actors create an entire character with nothing more than the sound of their voice. Vancouver is home to some of the best voice artists in the world. Meet some of these fascinating performers and learn the techniques and technology that go into creating their amazing art.

Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 3:20pm at Centre Stage

Join us for a special workshop and discover how to tinker with wearable technology. In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own light-up glove, and you will explore circuits in a new and fun way—by sewing them with conductive thread! By the end of the workshop, you will have a light-up glove to take home. It’s perfect for cycling during Vancouver’s winter months.

Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm
Location: Tinkering Space: The WorkSafeBC Gallery

Join us for discussion and dessert as we explore the critical role of bats and what we can do to help resident populations.

Date: November 21, 2018
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Join us on November 22 for the Science of Storytelling! Nine storytellers from THE FLAME will share their personal tales from the realm of science, mixed with a few fiery science demonstrations.

Date: November 22, 2018
Time: 6:30pm–10:00pm (OMNIMAX® film at 6pm)
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Join Dr. Jay Hosking as he separates skepticism from cynicism, reaffirms the importance of evidence-based knowledge, and shows that the scientific method is an antidote to questionable authority figures and flawed intuitions.

Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 6:00pm–8:30pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

Join us for the second in a series of discussions on community interests. This event will focus on current harm reduction strategies and best practices in the Lower Mainland.

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science


Enhance your Science World experience with an immersive film on the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world! At an incredible 5 storeys high and 27 metres in diameter, the theatre boasts a sensational wrap-around digital sound system to put you right in the middle of the action. Check out the film schedule.

Take a break from gallery exploration by dropping by to catch a quick show in our 2nd floor theatre. Read the film descriptions and see the lastest showtime schedule here.

Witness spectacular live science demonstrations daily at 11:20am, 12:20pm, 1:20pm, 2:20pm and 3:20pm. These fast paced, entertaining shows feature a wide variety of topics such as fire, electricity, bubbles, moving objects, chemistry, and many more. Read our show descriptions.

Connecting with our food and engaging with nature is vital to human health and happiness. Presented by GardenWorks and located in the Ken Spencer Science Park, our Balcony Garden exhibit shows how a little bit of creativity and garden know-how grows a long way!

As the number of people living in apartments and condos continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to spark conversations about re-connecting with nature through gardening in the urban setting.

Till and McCulloch

Drs James Till and Ernest McCulloch were two Canadian scientists who pioneered the field of stem cell research with the discovery of a method to detect cells able to restore blood production in transplanted irradiated mice. This finding prompted the later identification of cells able to regenerate other tissues, including skin, muscle and brain. This has led to advances in research and treatment of cancer.