Science Theatre

Check out a show in our Science Theatre and take a break from all the exhibits for a bit. In this electronic projection theatre, you can pop in and watch educational live and taped shows on a variety of topics, often related to our feature exhibitions. And the best part? Science Theatre shows are free with your Science World at TELUS World of Science general admission.

Natural Curiosities: Curious Cures
Humans are not alone in using medicines against injuries and infection. Some animals protect themselves with natural remedies in the most extraordinary ways. 
Availability:
  • 10:30am, 2pm, *5:30pm – April 3 to June 30
  • *5:30pm show plays Sat/Sun/Hol only.
Duration:
25 min
A BBC Production. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse.
How Earth Made Us: Deep Earth
Explore the relationship between the deep Earth and the development of human civilization. The exploration reveals that throughout history our ancestors were strangely drawn to fault lines; areas which connect the surface with the deep interior of the planet. These fault lines gave access to important resources, but also brought with them great danger.
Availability:
  • 10:30am
  • 1:30pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 8pm (Twilight Tuesdays only)
Duration:
30 min
A BBC/National Geographic-US co-production in association with ZDF.
Natural Curiosities: Remarkable Regeneration
Some animals can do the seemingly impossible. Salamanders can regenerate entire legs and tails to replace ones they’ve lost, while deer shed their massive antlers and re-grow them from a few remaining cells each year. How do these animals regenerate entire body parts and why is it not possible for all animals to do the same?
Availability:
  • 3pm
Duration:
25 min
A BBC Production. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse.
The Garden of Secrets
Through millions of years of evolution, the structures and processes of organisms have resolved many of the engineering and environmental challenges facing the modern world–we just need to look, observe, and learn. Botanical gardens are “idea libraries,” places where a wealth of these solutions have been assembled near the doorsteps of the scientists, engineers, and designers tackling these issues.
Availability:
  • 2:30pm
  • 7:30pm (Twilight Tuesdays only)
Duration:
25 min
A TEALEAVES philanthropy project in collaboration with UBC Botanical Garden.
Space Suite IV
A series of 10 short films that explore the infinite wonders of our universe and our interactions with the cosmos accompanied by timeless classical music. From the exploration of the many secrets of our solar system, to the adventures and expansion of the human spirit, to the universe itself, Space Suite IV brings us on a journey to discovering our galaxy and our relationship with it.
Availability:
  • 12:30pm
Duration:
30 min
Brought to you by British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
Space Suite Apollo
Trace the history of NASA's Lunar missions from Mercury to Gemini, to the Apollo Missions that ultimately landed a man on the moon. Set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Space Suite Apollo gives viewers an unflinching look at the raw footage that continues to capture the world's imagination.
Availability:
  • 3:30pm
  • 6:30pm (Twilight Tuesdays only)
Duration:
30 min
Brought to you by British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
Toon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
Ready Jet Go
Go on a journey into outer space and satisfy your curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. Follow two neighbourhood kids, Sean and Sydney, as they both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7! Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
Availability:
  • 11am
  • 2pm
  • 5pm
Duration:
30 min
Distributed by PBS, produced by Wind Dancer Films and created by Craig Bartlett.
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
Coyote's Tea Party
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show is a leading edge, adventures-in-science series that encourages Indigenous youth and their friends to explore the science of the world—from an Indigenous perspective. 
Availability:
  • 10am
  • 11:30am
  • 1pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 4pm (Tuesdays only)
  • 5:30pm
  • 7pm (Twilight Tuesdays only)
  • 8:30pm (Twilight Tuesdays only)
Duration:
25 min
Series created by Loretta S. Todd, produced by Coyote Science Inc. Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show is brought to you through the support of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST).

Science Theatre Showtimes

Summer 2019 Part II
July 20–September 2

10:00amCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
10:30amHow Earth Made Us: Deep Earth
11:00amToon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
11:30amCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
12:00pmNatural Curiosities: Remarkable Regeneration
12:30pmSpace Suite IV
1:00pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
1:30pm1How Earth Made Us: Deep Earth
2:00pm1Toon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
2:30pmThe Garden of Secrets
3:00pm2Natural Curiosities: Remarkable Regeneration
3:30pm2Space Suite Apollo
4:00pm3Parks Canada Live Presentation (Wed–Mon)
4:30pmHow Earth Made Us: Deep Earth
5:00pmToon Time: Ready, Jet, Go!
5:30pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show

1Live TheatreSports (Sundays only)
2Summer Camp Showcase (Fridays only)
3Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Tuesdays only)

Twilight Tuesdays

6:00pmNatural Curiosities: Remarkable Regeneration
6:30pmSpace Suite Apollo
7:00pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show
7:30pmThe Garden of Secrets
8:00pmHow Earth Made Us: Deep Earth
8:30pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show