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.

The Vanishing Bird
The Vanishing Bird is a documentary about Helmeted Hornbill poaching in Indonesia. The film is based on the conflic between those who see a profit behind the bird and those who want the bird alive. Some subtitles. Some scenes may not be appropriate for senstive viewers.
Availability:
  • 5pm
Duration:
15 min
A film by Luca Verducci.
Vanishing Vultures
Vultures play an important role in keeping the Mara ecosystem healthy and clean. But in the last 30 years, seven African Vulture species have declined by over 80%. Follow a team trying to save Vutures in the Maasai Mara during the annual wildebeest migrations. Some subtitles. Some scenes may not be appropriate for sensitive viewers. 
Availability:
  • 5:30pm
Duration:
30 min
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:
  • 10am, 4:30pm
Duration:
30 min
Distributed by PBS, produced by Wind Dancer Films and created by Craig Bartlett.
Natural Curiosities: Spinners & Weavers
bird in a nest
Discover the fascinating processes behind the building of webs and nests​. Spiders spin intricate webs using silk, an incredibly strong material, and some birds can weave complicated nests from strips of leaves. What are the processes behind the building of these complex structures and could we adapt spider silk to benefit us?​
Availability:
  • 12pm
Duration:
25 min
A Humble Bee Films production in association with UKTV​. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse
Space Suite III
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 III brings us on a journey to discovering our galaxy and our relationship with it.
Availability:
  • 4pm
Duration:
30 min
Produced by Two Story Productions and brought to you by British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show: Chemistry
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. Chemistry: Isa celebrates the awesome accomplishments of Senator Lillian Dyck, a neuroscientist, and we learn how to make glue out of milk!
Availability:
  • 12:30pm, 3:30pm
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).
Natural Curiosities: Curious Minds
Sir David Attenborough looks at how the curious minds of orangutans and crows helped them become inventive.Orangutans are clever tool users but strangely such skills remained undiscovered for centuries. They were considered to be just clever mimics until a discovery in remote Sumatran swamps revealed their true potential. Crows are clever birds that can solve problems, and they too make surprisingly sophisticated tools.
Availability:
  • 1:30pm
Duration:
25 min
A BBC Production. Hi-Def Cinema from CineMuse
Conquest of the Skies
The ability to fly is one of the greatest wonders in the natural world. Millions of creatures soar above our heads today, using a fabulous variety of techniques to defy gravity. But how did animals make the incredible transition from land to air?
Availability:
  • 11:30am, 6pm*
  • *6pm show only plays on Tuesdays for Twilight Tuesdays
Duration:
25 min
A Colossus Production in association with Sky 3D presented by Serengeti Entertainment
Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show: Biology
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.Biology: The Science Questers find out why salmon are important to so many Indigenous Nations during a visit to a salmon hatchery 
Availability:
  • 2pm
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).
The Great Pretender
After the loss of an important display feather, a famous Superb Lyrebird called 'The Pretender' struggles to win a mate during the most competitive song and dance competition in Australia. 
Availability:
  • 11am, 3pm, 5pm
Duration:
15 min
A graduate film for the UWE MA in Wildlife Filmmaking, affilitated with the BBC Natural History Unit.

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Science Theatre Showtimes

August 7 to September 3, 2018
(except August 22)

10:00amToon Time
10:30amTrouble in Paradise
11:00amBird Shorts (Global Soundscapes Aug. 19-26)
11:30amConquest of the Skies
12:00pmNatural Curiosities: Spinners and Weavers
12:30pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Chemistry)
1:00pmBird Shorts
1:30pmNatural Curiosities: Curious Minds
2:00pmCoyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Biology)
2:30pmThe Macaw Project
3:00pm*Bird Shorts
3:30pm*Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Chemistry)
4:00pmSpace Suite III
4:30pmToon Time
5:00pmBird Shorts
5:30pmVanishing Vultures
6:00pm**Conquest of the Skies
7:00pm**PIXAR Feature

Please note: Schedule subject to change without notice.

*Except Fridays (Summer Camp Showcase)

**6pm and 7pm show only plays on Tuesdays for Twilight Tuesdays

 

August 22: Bird Festival Day at Science World

10:00amBird Shorts (The Great Pretender & Nesting With the Devil)
10:30amTrouble in Paradise
11:00amGlobal Soundscapes
11:30amThe Macaw Project
12:00pmConquest of the Skies
12:30pmToon Time
1:00pmThe Sagebrush Sea
2:00pmBird Shorts (Little Carpenters & The Great Pretender)
2:30pmFlying Dinosaurs in the City
3:30pmVanishing Vultures
4:00pmSecrets at Sunrise
5:20pmThe Vanishing Bird

Please note: Schedule subject to change without notice.