When it’s lit up at night, the silver geodesic globe of Science World looks like a giant dimpled golf ball. Inside are some of the most wonderful hands-on exhibits that have ever turned an adult into a child.
There are exhibits where you can play the piano with your toes, create a cyclone, or take a picture of your shadow. The on-site OMNIMAX theater has one of the world’s largest dome screens.
Located at the east end of False Creek, Science World houses five permanent galleries and a feature exhibition gallery that has regular changes in content.
The center begins on street level with a Gravitram for experimenting with potential energy and the force of gravity; the IBM Info Windows that introduce the world of computers; and puzzling optical effects of the Visual Illusions exhibit.
The centerpiece and biggest draw, of course, is the 400-seat OMNIMAX Theater where the audience is surrounded with huge images on the five-storied, domed screen and engulfed in wrap-around sound. These larger-than-life shows cover a wide variety of subjects such as that vast icy world of Antarctica, the explosive ring of Pacific Rim volcanoes, and the history of transportation.
Do something different by taking a small ferry ride from the foot of Granville Island to Science World.
General Admission (OMNIMAX not included)
Seniors: (64+) $19.75
Students: (with ID) $19.75
Ultimate Experience: Add $5.50 to include OMNIMAX
Family Day Pass: (2 Adults or Seniors and up to 4 Children (OMIMAX not included)$83.50
1455 Quebec Street